Lister Surgicentre’s £53m buy-out: staggering 2,421% PROFIT for ‘killing’ 3

It seems that, once again, the Coalition government has got its maths badly wrong. David Cameron tells us that it is cheaper and more efficient for private companies to run NHS services. How can this be so, when the taxpayer – that’s you and I – had to buy back a privately-run centre that was “evidently substandard” for no less than 26.5 TIMES the amount the private company paid to run it in the first place?