I watched that Bentlegs. The medics were marvellous but the management not so hot.
When they knew that demand was in excess of capacity going forward they should have used the private sector capacity earlier. The surgeons and other key staff would not be charging for the private work because they were already being paid by the trust.
The finance directors comment that the private sector were their competitors was pathetic. It shows a complete lack of seeing the broader picture insofar as patient care and hospital finances are concerned. He, more than anybody round the table, should know that the NHS resources have a limited capacity which is inadequate to cope with prolonged maximum demand.