Social enterprise providing services to Wandsworth prison goes bust

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 23 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5014
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

    A not for profit company providing health care to inmates at Wandsworth Prison has gone bankrupt.

    In 2007 Secure Healthcare was the first social enterprise in England to win a contract to provide healthcare services to prisoners, winning a grant from the Department of Health. It promised to give prisoners a voice in the running of the organisation. Prisoners became “members,” and their views were represented up to board level.

    The organisation signed a two year contract, which was renewed for a further three years in July this year. However, on 16 September the healthcare provider went into voluntary liquidation, with debts …

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