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Steve Melton, Chief Executive of Circle, said: "Like most hospitals, over the past year Hinchingbrooke saw unprecedented A&E attendances and not enough care places for healthy patients awaiting discharge.
At the same time, our funding has been cut.
We also believe that inconsistent and conflicting regulatory regimes compound the challenge for acute hospitals in this environment.
This combination of factors means we have now reluctantly concluded that, in its existing form, Circle's involvement in Hinchingbrooke is unsustainable.
In addition, we were one of the first hospitals to be inspected under the Care Quality Commission's new process. We understand the CQC report will be published soon, and expect it to be both unbalanced and to disagree with many of its conclusions. We are not the only hospital to find their process problematic, and believe that inconsistent and conflicting regulatory regimes compound the challenges for acute hospitals in the current environment.
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