Councillors' fears that hospital trust merger could be scuppered
Councillors have expressed concerns that a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) deal could scupper a merger between two major NHS trusts.
The proposed merger between Sherwood Forest Hospitals (SFH) NHS Foundation Trust and Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) NHS Trust has been delayed until next year due to legal work, NUH's poor A&E performance and financial arrangements.
The SFH Trust has a £2.5bn debt from a PFI deal to build King's Mill Hospital, refurbish Newark Hospital and run some services until 2043.
Meanwhile, NUH recorded a year-end deficit of £47.2m in 2015 to 2016.
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