We cover why cash levels are three times higher than before the pandemic, whether this money will help trusts cope with final pressures and the “technical accounting” measures being used to keep the bottom line healthy.

Also on this episode, just a few weeks before its move to a new, smaller building, Royal Liverpool Hospital declared it was at full capacity. We discuss staff concerns about the move and the inflexibility of NHS planning.

Annabelle is joined by Lawrence Dunhill and Henry Anderson.

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