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Hinchingbrooke Hospital: Union attacks 'privatisation'

A deal that will see a private firm take over the running of a struggling NHS hospital in Cambridgeshire has attracted criticism from Unison, the UK's biggest public sector trade union.

The £1bn, 10-year agreement will see Circle assume the financial risks of making Hinchingbrooke Hospital more efficient and paying off its £40m of debts - although it will stay in the NHS.

Speaking to the BBC, Phil Green from Unison voiced fears about job losses, saying that the move was "privatisation" and that "the figures don't seem to add up".

  • 10 Nov 2011
  • From the section Health
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