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PFI indebted hospitals to be given £1.5 billion lifeline

Seven English NHS hospital trusts with debts caused by Labour’s Private Finance Initiative (PFI) debts are to have access to a £1.5 billion government bailout fund.The subsidy will be available over the course of 25 year long contracts. Trusts will have to show they have improved efficiency and provide good care in order to access […]

NHS PFI debts rising by 5pc a year

Taxpayers are paying five per cent more per year for hospitals built under Labour’s Private Finance Initiative (PFI) because the debts are linked to inflation.Currently the combined debt for some 800 PFI projects, including 103 PFI hospitals in England, stands at about £300 billion, according to makers of the programme. When a BBC Panorama programme […]

Labour wasted cancer cash on NHS salaries and PFI schemes

Cancer care on the NHS lags behind that in many other developed countries because Labour wasted billions of pounds on PFI schemes, bureaucracy and inflated salaries for managers.A report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has found that, despite record spending on health care, cancer survival rates in Britain are worse than […]

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 […]

MPs attack Labour inaction on health inequality

Labour chair of public accounts committee laments ‘bad story of missed opportunities’ in tackling health inequality. Labour’s stewardship of the NHS produced an alarming health gap that saw people living in the poorest neighbourhoods in England die almost two years before those in the rest of the country, in what the head of the public […]

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 […]