Letters Trusts and PFI deals

Reduce repayment rates to 0.5%

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e4789 (Published 06 August 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e4789
  1. Andrew N Bamji, consultant rheumatologist1
  1. 1Chelsfield Park Hospital, Orpington BR6 7RG, UK
  1. bamji{at}btinternet.com

Monitor anticipated the Peterborough and Stamford debacle.1 Why did Monitor not raise similar concerns in south east London before the financially disastrous merger of three hospitals?1 Hospital consultants warned of the problem on the basis of an analysis by the finance directors, which stated unequivocally that private finance initiative (PFI) payments for the merged trust could …

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