Shropshire NHS pays to borrow its own money!
Shropshire NHS recently donated £13m from its already overstretched budget to setting up a new West Midlands regional bank. They have now accepted a £34m loan from the regional NHS bank. Interest will presumably be charged on the whole £34m meaning that Shropshire NHS will be paying interest on £13m of its own money on top of being £13m out of pocket in the first place.
A spokesman said it was a great deal because we've been given more money than we paid into it. For "given" read "loaned".