The PFI deal that was in place to deliver the new Royal Liverpool Hospital is set to be terminated at the end September, in a bid to get construction on the project restarted after Carillion’s collapse.
Costs on the stalled project mounted because of remedial works to correct faults created by Carillion, with a recent survey unearthing failures in the cladding systems on the building.
The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust said it believed the termination of the PFI deal was the fastest way to get reconstruction started.
The decision means that the Hospital Company (Liverpool) will hand over the contracts for construction, supply chain and facilities management to the Trust over the course of the next few months.
A new contractor is expected to be appointed after the Trust has completed discussions with central government over how the project’s completion will be funded.
In a statement, the Trust said: "This is now the fastest way in which we can see construction on the new Royal restarted and means we have outlined a process for doing so. This is really positive news for our staff, patients and the people of Liverpool. We now have a solution and can work on moving forward."
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Please do as the Union Unite suggests and bring in the police to check for any malpractice or, if no malpractice, to ensure this situation could never happen again. Meanwhile, the top people from Carillion sit in the sun counting their money in the offshore accounts.
Always the public who pick up the financial damage control, NEVER the parties who caused it.
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