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No transparency or accountability on £2billion public contract

PFI HospitalsPosted by Sheila Oliver Sat, December 27, 2014 17:22:59

Subject: HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES AT QUEEN ELIZABTH HOSPITAL IN BIRMINGHAM

Date: 27 October 2014 05:49

Attn Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt. Secretary of State for Health

Dear Sir

I am writing to you under your official role as Health Secretary.

Please see the Channel 4 article ref the subject title. It is hardly

surprising that there are serious health and safety (H&S ) issues at this

particular hospital simply because the oversight authorities have failed

their duty of care during the design, construction and operational phases of

this hospital.

In particular, the Construction Design Management (CDM)2004/07 Act has been

willfully and flagrantly abused.

At this juncture, the only people who know what happened during the CDM

phases are the Balfour Beatty Group, which is completely unacceptable.

I refer to the As Built Health and Safety Files (ABHSF), which are legally

bound to be retained on the premises for public scrutiny which have gone AWOL.

The total cost of this Hospital is £2.6 BILLION pounds and the transparency, accountability and security (TAS)of public funds is known to the Balfour

Beatty Group only.

This is totally unacceptable and I call for a public inquiry into the

funding and operations of this hospital.

How many other PFI projects nationwide built by the Balfour Beatty Group

are in the same state?

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

http://www.channel4.com/news/chlorine-contamination-at-nhs-flagship-sparks-investigation

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