UK ready to tender 13 PFI (Private Finance Initiative) hospital projects:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The UK Department of Health has given the go ahead for 13 National Health Service trusts to issue tenders for hospital-building and services-management programmes launched under the £2.4bn ($3.6bn) Private Finance Initiative (PFI) scheme. The tenders will be issued over the next six months. Under the scheme, over 100 new hospitals are due to be opened by 2010. Since May 1997, 13 major hospital schemes have become operational; a further 15 are under construction, of which 13 are PFI developments.