Concern about huge rise in NHS assets for sale
Labour research shows a huge rise in NHS assets for sale – double the previous year’s figures. The government won’t publish details of half of these proposed sales.
During my election campaign I asked questions about what the Naylor report would mean for our local NHS land, and the answers coming back are still not clear.
As a party we’re not opposed to the disposal of assets where the land is unsuitable for modern medical use, but there will undoubtedly be plenty of valid clinical purposes for much of this land and property.
Locally we need acute mental health beds for example so where will these go if the land is sold? Disposing of it in what amounts to a ‘fire sale’ risks getting poor value, and is completely wrong.