PFI hospitals cost the NHS £2bn every year

Never forget that PFI was a stupid Conservative idea that Labour should never have taken on.

Bills under private finance construction deals hit new high and will keep rising, official figures reveal

Source: The PFI hospitals costing NHS £2bn every year – Telegraph

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6 thoughts on “PFI hospitals cost the NHS £2bn every year

  1. jeffrey davies

    all those old hospitals they bulldozed down to build on was the property of each hospital yet now they beggered before they start by their rents how quaint another tory blair cockup

  2. Dez

    Maybe if this idea was seeded by the Cons they were already thinking about privatisation and transferring the ownership into the private markets and what better way to do it. The infrastructure and running of the complex comes already outsourced and buttoned up…..however the costs are horrific as this is the cash cow profit area. Agree pity that no Government was bright enough to see the long term consequences ………. all that glitters is not gold. Just wonder if any of these cash cows are on the secret hit list….hmmmm.

  3. Barry Davies

    Unfortunately nu labour managed to have fr more pfi deals than the tories managed, it has always been a stupid idea that was supposed to work out cheaper but even someone who failed maths o level could have told them their figures didn’t add up.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Yes indeed. It turned out that, when New Labour took over in 1997, there really wasn’t any money in the Treasury, and both the health and education services were at death’s door.
      So New Labour took the advice of the most senior civil servants in the Treasury and used PFI money to resurrect health and education. While our schools have enjoyed limited success as a result, the health service became the world’s top healthcare provider, with record levels of user satisfaction before the Conservatives meddled with it.

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