Pat , I hate to tell you, but no, you are incorrect - it does not save money. Never has been shown to.Consolidation of expensive medical treatments can save huge sums on equipment, training and with sharply increased turnover per consultant. The centres of excellence in cancer are the best example.
There is a common belief that the reconfiguration of hospital services will help resolve financial pressure on the NHS. But how realistic is this belief? What does the evidence tell us?
Just like building a new childrens hospital will save money on heating..................but spends more on air-conditioning.