Privateer's failure hits as Liverpool's hospital beds fill up

Union blames lack of capacity for region's Tier-3 status

THAT hospitals in Liverpool are near capacity while a failed privateer’s facility stands idle is a “catastrophic failure,” trade unionists said today.

Unfinished construction work at the new Liverpool Royal Hospital, due to open in 2017 but delayed until 2022 after privateer Carillion collapsed, means that it is unable to accept Covid-19 patients.

Meanwhile hospital staff have reported to public-service union Unison that one in five in-patients at the city’s two main...
source: Morning Star Online

2020-10-16 22:11
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