Borders General Hospital trust has become the first Scottish trust to sell its staff accommodation to a housing association. It has struck a £2m deal with Eildon housing association that will allow it to nominate tenants to 39 of the 52 residential units involved for 30 years.
Financial penalties are being lifted from high-profile standards including cancer and elective waiting times, so far without attracting much attention. How is this happening? And will it work, asks Rob Findlay
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