South London Healthcare Trust may be run by the private sector or broken up

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 24 August 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5780
  1. Nigel Hawkes
  1. 1London

The administrator charged with finding a solution to the financial problems of the trust that runs three hospitals in southeast London has issued an invitation to any party interested in taking it over, in whole or in part.

South London Healthcare Trust, which runs hospitals in Woolwich, Orpington, and Sidcup, reported a £65m (€82m; $102m) deficit in 2011-12 and is likely to match the figure this year. In June the trust became the first to be put into administration by the health secretary,1 who appointed Matthew Kershaw …

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