Desperate for $$$: A UK hospital wants to start treating pets

Reaching a little far for a new revenue stream:

A hospital in Suffolk has been criticised for a fundraising plan to offer radiotherapy to family pets.

Ipswich Hospital proposes using equipment unused at weekends to treat pets with cancer in Saturday clinics.

The hospital aims to raise £50,000 a year from the idea to help pay off debts of more than £24m.

The Patients Association condemned it as “horrifying” but the hospital said no patients would be disadvantaged and there would be no infection risk.

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