Updated: Added November data
Monthly data showing the percentage of suppliers paid within 5 days of the Department of Health receiving an invoice.
The inhumanity is the hardest to understand – or forgive. The culture of neglect at Winterbourne View hospital, where residents were routinely abused, both mentally and physically, is as distressing to acknowledge now as it was more than 2 years ago, when these serious failings first came to light.
Then, as now, it was - and remains - our moral duty to do whatever it takes to eliminate this fundamental disregard for a person’s health, safety and wellbeing. Like my predecessors, I have made this commitment on several occasions since taking responsibility for the Department of Health’s Winterbourne View programme last September.