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
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
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?
Alan M Dransfield