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Labour Government Would Use Public Funds To Finish Abandoned Rebuild Of Royal Liverpool Hospital, Vows Jonathan Ashworth

A Labour government would use public funds to finish building a Liverpool hospital left in limbo by the collapse of construction giant Carillion, Jonathan Ashworth has pledged. The new £335m Royal Liverpool Hospital – which had originally been due to open its doors to patients in March 2017 – has stood empty since the firm filed for liquidation in January, with NHS bosses admitting that construction will not be finished until at least 2020. But following a demonstration outside the partly-constructed 646-bed hospital on Monday, shadow health secretary Ashworth vowed...

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Published By: huffingtonpost - Monday, 24 September