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Labour left taxpayer £60 billion PFI bill for new hospitals

The last Labour government left taxpayers with a £60 billion PFI bill for the scores of new hospitals it built during its 13 years in power, new figures reveal. They shine a fresh light on the profligacy of the party’s use of Private Finance Initiative (PFI) schemes. Labour ministers only paid £5 billion of the […]

Labour’s Private Finance Initiative- NHS hospitals will cost taxpayers 60 years of pain

Under Labour’s Private Finance Initiative schemes, British taxpayers are committed to pay £229 billion for new hospitals, schools and other projects with a capital value of just £56 billion. Several contracts are due to run for 60 years, documents released under freedom of information requests show, meaning taxpayers will be paying for the projects for […]

Nurses warn NHS health trusts plan thousands of job cuts by stealth

A survey by the RCN found thousands of jobs were already earmarked for cuts in an attempt to slash costs. Health trusts are planning to cut thousands of staff “by stealth” to deliver £20bn of “NHS efficiencies”, according to a survey by the Royal College of Nursing. Labour reacted by promising that there would be […]

Labour caught out over NHS petition e-mails

Labour was caught up in a new row over its use of personal data after emailing NHS professionals using their work addresses to ask for their support. The move emerged after the party had been criticised for delivering campaign leaflets on the party’s cancer policy to 250,000 women, some of whom had the disease. The […]

Hospital wards to shut in secret labour NHS cuts

Tens of thousands of NHS workers would be sacked, hospital units closed and patients denied treatments under labour’s secret plans for £20 billion of health cuts. The sick would be urged to stay at home and email doctors rather than visit surgeries, while procedures such as hip replacements could be scrapped. The plans have emerged […]