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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:40 PM
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Top hospital to be closed as cash crisis engulfs NHS

from the Independent UK:




A leading teaching hospital faces closure as a result of the financial crisis gripping the NHS in the capital. Managers at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs three major hospitals in London and two others, are considering a proposal to shut St Marys, Paddington and sell off the site to property developers.

Six architect firms, among them the Danish company CF Moller, have been asked to quote to turn St Marys into 3,000 flats. Imperial wants to know how much it could raise from the sale of the site before it makes a final decision.

The health trust, one of the largest in the country, is effectively bust. It faces debts which have grown from 40 million to 100m this year and must implement radical cuts to balance its books.

The proposed closure highlights the immense pressures on the NHS, which must find 20 billion of savings over the next four years, at the same time as it implements a bitterly contested NHS reform bill which returns to the Commons tomorrow. .........(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-fami...



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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:43 PM
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1. The Tories will be happy
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:54 PM
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2. The "royal" wedding national holiday cost Britain an estimated 6 billion/$10 billion in ONE DAY
Of course, royally-connected Tory posh boy Cameron just HAD to make it a bank holiday. Let them eat cake!
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:56 PM
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3. Crisis Capitalism
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:58 PM
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4. Capitalism IS Crisis n/t
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:38 PM
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5. Wow my ex studied there as part of a college exchange....I know it well.
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Prophet 451 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:24 PM
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6. Cameron will be celebrating
The Tories have always tried to make the NHS bankrupt so they can convert us to American-style triage-by-wallet.
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