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Top hospital to be closed as cash crisis engulfs NHS

Publié par Clifford Armion le 09/05/2011

Jeremy Laurance

"A leading teaching hospital faces closure as a result of the financial crisis gripping the NHS. Managers at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs three major hospitals in London and two smaller units, is considering a proposal to shut St Mary's, Paddington, and sell off the site to property developers.

"Six firms of architects, among them the Danish company CF Moller, have been asked to provide a quote for turning St Mary's into 3,000 flats. Imperial wants to know how much it could raise from the sale of the site before it makes a final decision.

"The health trust, one of the largest in the country, is effectively bust. It faces debts which have grown from £40m to £100m this year and must implement radical cuts to balance its books."

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"Top hospital to be closed as cash crisis engulfs NHS", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2011. Consulté le 01/10/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/top-hospital-to-be-closed-as-cash-crisis-engulfs-nhs