Health bosses in Northamptonshire are defending their actions after it was revealed NHS cash was being spent on treats for patients.
A report shows officials at the Nene and Corby Clinical Commissioning Groups agreed that money from Personal Health Budgets could go towards buying a range of non-medical items.
Pulse magazine says the treats included a satnav, clothes and even a summer house – so one patient could have “their own space”.
Further money was spent on hydrotherapy, massages, art classes and kitchen equipment, including a food processor.
In a statement to Connect FM, they say the money was used to achieve outcomes that “focus on improving an
individual’s health and wellbeing.”
A spokesman also told us that; “All personal health budgets are clinically agreed and monitored.”