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Labour planned profit making NHS exports two years ago

Labour began selling NHS services overseas two years ago despite today condemning the Coalition’s plans to set up profit making hospitals abroad, official documents show.The labour party is facing accusations of hypocrisy after saying the Government”s decision to export NHS expertise is an example of David Cameron’s “rampant commercialisation”. Andy Burnham, Labour’s shadow health secretary, […]

Hospital PFI project went ahead despite warnings

A hospital now losing £44 million a year was allowed to go ahead with a private finance deal to build new premises despite the Government being warned that the project was unsustainable.A report, commissioned by the hospital regulator, Monitor, reveals that strong concerns were raised that Peterborough Hospital would not have the money for the […]

NHS is paying for Labour’s dodgy deals

The NHS faces huge costs because of flaws in Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contracts agreed by the previous administration.Yesterday afternoon, the Queen opened the South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen. She will doubtless have been impressed: the facility, the first to be built in Northern Ireland for more than a decade, is a gleaming shrine […]

Coalition ministers take over bankrupt PFI hospitals

One of Britain’s biggest hospital trusts is “on the brink of bankruptcy” and will be taken over by ministers in the coming weeks after being saddled with large debts from PFI deals.South London Healthcare Trust, which runs three hospitals in the capital, is losing more than £1 million a week and will be run by […]

NHS computer disaster to cost another £2 billion

A US company contracted to provide IT technology for the National Health Service is set to receive a £2 billion extension despite the failed project being abandoned.Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) has reportedly informed Wall Street that it expects its contract to provide electronic patient records across the NHS to be extended. Taxpayers are now facing […]

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 […]

Glasgow Royal Infirmary protest at PFI parking fee hike

Health workers at a Glasgow hospital are staging a protest later over a 113% increase in parking fees.The monthly cost of a permit for the multi-storey at Glasgow Royal Infirmary (GRI) has risen from £42 to £89.50. Parking fees at most Scottish hospitals were abolished in 2009 but remained at three sites where car parks […]

Single women being offered IVF on the NHS

Single women are being offered fertility treatment by almost a fifth of NHS trusts casting doubt on the Government’s family friendly credentials.Women not in relationships are receiving publicly funded IVF despite official guidance that suggests support should go to couples who have been trying without success to have a baby for several years. Meanwhile in […]

Doctors from overseas must speak English or be banned Lansley to tell Conservative Party Conference

Foreign doctors who cannot speak English are to be banned from working in NHS hospitals and clinics, the Health Secretary will announce today.The NHS will introduce mandatory language tests for doctors moving to Britain after training elsewhere in the European Union. The decision follows a series of cases in which patients have died or suffered […]

NHS hospitals crippled by labour’s PFI scheme

Patient care is under threat at more than 60 NHS hospitals which are “on the brink of financial collapse” because of costly private finance initiative schemes the Health Secretary warns.Andrew Lansley says he has been contacted by 22 health service trusts which claim their “clinical and financial stability” is being undermined by the costs of […]