by Jon Hubbard on 8 February, 2010
Figures released today by the Liberal Democrats have revealed that the NHS is facing a £63bn bill for PFI hospitals which are only worth £11bn.
The figures also reveal that:
Commenting, Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary, Norman Lamb MP, said:
“These figures reveal the disastrous reality of Labour’s stewardship of the NHS.
“We’re entering into one of the most difficult financial periods in the NHS’s history and this “Government’s legacy will be a mountain of debt. Despite the enormous amounts of money we owe for these hospitals, many of them will never end up in public ownership. Hospitals all over the country are mortgaged to the hilt and there are serious concerns that these repayments will lead to cuts in vital services.
“We need a new approach to public services in this country. By setting up an infrastructure bank the Liberal Democrats will ensure that key projects get access to the funding they need to revitalise our economy.
“The Liberal Democrats will change the way the NHS works so that money goes further and patients come first.”
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