In an interview with the Portsmouth News, Michelle Spandley, the CCG’s Chief Finance Officer explained that the arrangement will see Portsmouth Hospitals Trust (PHT) work more closely with other services to ease pressures and free up hospital beds at the Queen Alexandra (QA) Cosham site. She said: "This is a building block to helping improve the system at QA. It is about opening that dialogue to transform services without PHT worrying about loss of income. We need to be working together better and making ourselves more efficient."

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