Asked if the PM was worried a hospital trust might be going bust and whether he blamed the squeeze on resources, the PMS said that the NHS budget had been protected in the Spending Review. The Secretary of State had written to the hospital trust and no decisions had been taken yet but there were difficulties with the Private Finance Initiative scheme (PFI) which needed to be addressed.
Asked if there would be a fundamental review of PFI, the PMS said that HM Treasury had been looking at PFI and would continue to do so.
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