Peterborough trust seeks partner to take it into the black

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 15 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2767
  1. Nigel Hawkes
  1. 1London

The NHS foundation trust with the largest private finance initiative (PFI) bill in England is to seek help from anybody—including the private sector—with a viable plan to turn around its financial deficit.

Peterborough and Stamford NHS Foundation Trust has submitted a plan to the regulator of foundation trusts, Monitor, for a competitive tendering process to run services at its two hospitals. The trust spends £42m a year financing PFI debts incurred to build Peterborough City Hospital, opened in 2010. It cost £298m to build, but the PFI contract …

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