The cash-strapped trust that runs King’s Mill Hospital has paid out a massive £3.5m in exit packages to non-clinical staff in the last three years.

The whopping figure has come to light after Ashfield MP Gloria De Piero submitted a Freedom of Information request to Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

This has revealed that the trust, which has been plagued by well-publicised financial problems, forked out £3,550,583.18 in settlements to non-clinical staff – likely to include executives and senior managers – between 2010 and 2013.

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