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Health authority forced to publish private contract for hospital build

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 01 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:906
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    A Scottish health authority has failed to prevent details being publicly released of a private contract to build one of the United Kingdom's most expensive hospitals.

    NHS Lothian has been ordered under Freedom of Information legislation to release the contract it signed with a private consortium to build and maintain the £184m (€263m; $378m) Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

    The hospital, which was opened in 2003, is one of the biggest to have been built under the private finance initiative, now known as public private …

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