The East Anglian Daily Times report:

Private patients have injected almost three-quarters of a million pounds into one of the region’s hospitals over the past two years, new figures have revealed.

But West Suffolk Hospital bosses have denied that wealthier patients, who have paid for everything from cardiology to CT scans, have been allowed to jump the queue.

They added that all money had been pumped back into the NHS.

The figures, released under the Freedom of Information Act, show that over the last year £376,849 has been earned from privately-funded treatments and operations at the Hardwick Lane site in Bury St Edmunds.

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