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Private company to pull out of running Hinchingbrooke Hospital

The company with the contract to run the UK's only privately run NHS Hospital in Cambridgeshire is to pull out. 'Circle' took over Hinchingbrooke in 2012 and says its involvement with the Huntingdon Hospital is no longer sustainable in its existing form.

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Hinchingbrooke Hospital: Local MP's reaction

Huntingdon MP Jonathan Djanogly says Circle's decision to pull out of their contract running Hinchingbrooke Hospital was a shock and a shame.

However he says unions and other critics of privatisation had used the hospital as a "political football".

Circle was the first private healthcare operator to run an NHS hospital trust. It is pulling out claiming it is "no longer sustainable" due to funding cuts and pressure on its casualty department.

Click below to watch Matthew Hudson's full interview with Jonathan Djanogly MP

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