DH: no ‘secret deals’ with private sector

Healthcare Market News (News) April 2004 The Department of Health (DH) has denied that it is about to announce the results of ‘secret negotiations’ it has been having with the independent sector to bulk-buy thousands of elective procedures to help drive down NHS waiting lists…....

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BUPA Wellness wins Lehman deal

Healthcare Market News (News) April 2004 BUPA Wellness has won a contract to run a Canary Wharf health centre for more than 3,000 employees of global investment bank Lehman Brothers. The bank, which also provides some of its employees with BUPA medical insurance, previously used…...

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Northumberland mental health contract

Healthcare Market News (Public Private Partnerships) April 2004 Victorian facilities at St George’s hospital, Morpeth, Northumberland, look like being replaced by a state-of-the-art PFI-funded mental health hospital. The 203-bed centre will provide a full range of services for people in Northumberland through a purpose-built psychiatric…...

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Argyll & Clyde £13.5m contract

Healthcare Market News (Public Private Partnerships) April 2004 NHS Argyll & Clyde has awarded a £13.5m PFI contract to build a new health and social services facility in Lochgilphead, Argyll to the Canmore consortium (comprising Balfour Beatty Construction Ltd; architect HLM; structural engineer Faber Maunsell;…...

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Rehab provider opens Midlands facility

Healthcare Market News (News) April 2004 Rehabilitation and injury prevention company IPRS is opening a facility it hopes will make rehabilitation more accessible for employers and insurers. The IPRS Prism Centre at the Aston Science Park in Birmingham will be available to injured parties who…...

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Budget hints at surge in PFI investment

Healthcare Market News (Public Private Partnerships) April 2004 Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown is planning a large rise in the number of privately financed public sector development programmes, following a Budget whose borrowing forecasts are overly ambitious, experts have warned. According to PFI analysts…...

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No surprises from struggling Nestor

Healthcare Market News (Company News) April 2004 Nestor Healthcare Group plc, the quoted healthcare provider, has announced results for the year to 31 December 2003 approximately in line with the lower analysts’ estimates, which were updated following the loss of the MAP contract last year…....

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Scottish Executive LIFT consultation

Healthcare Market News (Public Private Partnerships) April 2004 The Scottish Executive has published a consultation paper outlining plans to launch NHS Local Improvement Finance Trusts (LIFT) in Scotland. The paper is based on the findings of the Short Life Working Group on Joint Premises Development,…...

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