Cost of BSBV healthcare review soars to £11.5m
The cost of the BSBV review has escalated to £11.5m.
In November last year the review had cost the taxpayer £2m however four months later the review has now cost £5.5m.
With a three month consultation, expected to begin in the summer, the review will cost a further £6m.
The costs of BSBV are expected to rise further after the decisions have been made and they set a budget to support implementation of the plans.
It is estimated that £11.5m would pay for 500 nurses' wages for a year.
Councillor Ruth Dombey, leader of Sutton Council, said: “Wasting £11.5million - enough to pay the wages of hundreds of doctors and nurses - on this flawed process is absolutely scandalous.
"With £11 million we’ve just built a brand new leisure centre with a swimming pool and library.
"It is time the entire project was scrapped and we had a serious discussion about securing the future of healthcare in south west London.”
A spokesperson from BSBV said: "Local clinicians believe it is money we need to spend so that we can deliver better, safer services that are sustainable in the long term."