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2011-02-10 12:20:36

Analysis: Private finance initiatives during NHS austerity It is time to reopen private finance initiative (PFI) contracts say leading public health physician, Professor Allyson Pollock, and colleagues on bmj.com today. Professor Pollock, who is based at the Centre for International Public Health Policy at the University of Edinburgh, argues that "NHS PFI contracts are not good value and are endangering patient care". Since 1997 most large-scale public capital investment in the UK has been...

2010-04-29 08:00:00

NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) announced today that Anthony F. Caletka has joined the firm as a managing director in the Capital Projects & Infrastructure (CP&I) practice in New York. With over 23 years of consultative experience in the engineering procurement and construction (EPC) industry, he will advise PwC clients on large scale capital projects across many areas including evaluation of project cost and schedule control systems and...

2008-09-10 12:00:51

By Adam Morris THE Scottish Government is set to pledge almost GBP 50 million towards a new Sick Kids hospital to be built beside the ERI, it emerged today. The Evening News can reveal ministers have given their approval for the new hospital, which will be open within five years. The current ageing building in Sciennes will be sold off to help fund the new facility. Chairman of NHS Lothian, Dr Charles Winstanley, said the hospital would be operational by 2013 at the latest,...

2008-09-07 03:00:24

By Elaine C. Smith THE scrapping of car park charges at Scots hospitals has many in England looking on with envy. Office workers, nurses, domestic staff and the rest who keep the NHS running had to spend a lot of their wages simply getting to their work. But it was even worse for the patients and their families who were penalised for being sick and charged a fortune. I am proud these charges have gone but the fact they won't apply to Private Finance Initiative hospitals is a disgrace....

2008-09-03 06:00:25

By Lyndsay Moss Health Correspondent PARKING charges are to be scrapped at NHS sites across Scotland, apart from three hospitals with contracts with private companies, it was announced yesterday. The decision not to axe charges at the hospitals with PFI contracts, because of the high costs involved in terminating the deals, was met with anger. But Nicola Sturgeon, the health secretary, said NHS boards should work with the private companies involved to keep the costs as low as possible...

2008-07-09 06:00:38

By LYNDSAY MOSS NICOLA Sturgeon yesterday called on the NHS to remain true to its founding principles, as she outlined her vision for the service's future in Scotland. The health secretary said there was a "battle of ideas" between Scotland and England, and insisted the SNP administration would not go down the route of market-led reform. Speaking at the British Medical Association's national conference in Edinburgh, in front of an audience that included dozens of English doctors, Ms...

2008-07-07 18:00:31

TRADE unionists met at the Royal hospital to mark the 60th anniversary of the NHS on Saturday. Merseyside TUC celebrated the NHS and protested at "continual privatisation". Campaigners carried placards urging for the NHS to be kept in public hands. Liverpool PCT hit back at the accusation, saying a plan for a new Royal Liverpool University hospital was the best present the NHS could get. They said government policy was to use the Private Finance Initiative if it offered value for...

2008-07-05 00:00:23

Nhs services are increasingly being provided by private companies, but some experts believe this could be damaging to the health service in the future. In Derby, two new hospitals are being built through Private Finance Initiatives (PFIs) - the pounds334m superhospital at Derby City General and the new older people's mental health unit at Kingsway Hospital. PFI means the total cost of the building work is covered by a private company. Once work is completed the NHS begins leasing the...

2008-07-02 15:00:51

THE responses in The Herald to Sam Galbraith's letter on the C difficile deaths at Vale of Leven Hospital missed an essential point. It is now accepted that one of the major reasons for the increase in hospitalborne infection such as C difficile and MRSA was the privatisation and contracting out of hospital cleaning, with subsequent loss of control of standards by medical and nursing staff. This was a policy actively pursued by him as health minister. Contrarily, I can remember attending...


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