FINANCE: Halton clinical commissioning group will contribute £551,000 to the development of a “hub and spoke” rehabilitation service organised across three hospitals, its 2013-15 commissioning strategy states.

“A ‘hub and spoke’ model has been developed, with The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust as the hub and two spokes, at St Helens Hospital (15 beds) and Broadgreen Hospital (10 beds),” the document states. “The CCG has identified £551,000 to support this expansion of services.”