Bosses at an NHS trust in Nottinghamshire have admitted they are speaking to the government about managing its debts.
It is after new figures published today show the trust which runs King's Mill Hospital in Sutton in Ashfield is having to pay more than £3 million per month to service its debts.
It is true that the costs associated with the PFI contract remain expensive, but the facilities on offer to patients and their families at our hospitals are some of the best in the country.
At King’s Mill Hospital over 50% of our rooms are single occupancy, infection rates across the Trust remain low and patients consistently rate our ward environments highly in national surveys.
We continue to proactively manage the costs related to ourPFI and are in discussion with Monitor and the Department of Health to achieve a permanent solution.
New figures show the trust which runs King's Mill Hospital in Sutton in Ashfield in Nottinghamshire is having to pay more than £3 million per month, to service its debts.
Liberal Democrats based locally obtained the figures by a Freedom of Information request.
They show the PFI (private finance initiative) deal to fund the redevelopment of the hospital is £289.9m, with a monthly cost of £3.29m.
This is the biggest scandal our NHS has ever seen.
We knew the debt problem was bad but not quite on this scale.
Our hospital will have cost us £2.5 billion by the time we've paid the money back.
This for a hospital that only cost £298.9m to build.
It is a disgraceful waste of taxpayer's money.
All because Labour decided to use the private sector to fund the hospital.
It is especially galling when you find out there was an option to fund the rebuild through the public sector."
The Health Secretary will say a culture change is needed within the NHS to stop £2.5 billion being paid out to cover mistakes.Read the full story ›
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