Thousands of pounds of tax payer's cash has been spent employing a bird of prey at St Mary's hospital.
Earlier this year Isle of Wight Radio revealed the hospital had hired a hawk to scare seagulls away from the site as they were apparently damaging the roof of St Mary's.
However at the time bosses wouldn't reveal how much the bird of prey had cost.
Costs obtained under the Freedom of Information Act
Figures obtained by Isle of Wight Radio can now confirm £7200 has been spent on the hawk.
It'll visit 26 times over the next year or, on average, every fortnight.
Pest company will be from the mainland
It's also been revealed that the hospital has chosen a national pest control company to supply the bird instead of an Isle of Wight firm.
NHS Isle of Wight has currently spent nothing on repairing the roof at St Mary's although the hospital says work is being planned for this summer.