Trust: Carillion’s sale of healthcare should not affect QA

The accident and emergency department at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham. Picture: Ian Hargreaves
The accident and emergency department at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham. Picture: Ian Hargreaves
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CARILLION’S deal to sell a large part of its UK healthcare facilities to another firm should not affect Queen Alexandra Hospital.

The company, which holds the private finance initiative (PFI) contract with Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, has agreed a price of £50.1m with Serco. Carillion has agreed to give Serco a period of exclusivity to provide the parties with time to finalise a business purchase agreement.

A spokeswoman for Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs QA Hospital in Cosham, said: ‘The proposed sale of Carillion UK healthcare facilities management (FM) business to an alternative FM provider should not have an impact on the hospital trust.’