Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Cambridgeshire
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Hinchingbrooke Hospital: Circle to withdraw from contract

A company which became the first private firm to manage an NHS hospital has said it wants to "withdraw from its contract".

Circle Holdings, which operates Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Cambridgeshire, said its franchise was "no longer viable under current terms".

The move came amid pressure on the casualty department, Circle said.

It was announced hours before the NHS watchdog in England placed Hinchingbrooke in special measures.

Hugh Pym reports.

  • 09 Jan 2015
  • From the section Health
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