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Public enterprises in the healthcare sector – a case study of Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Greenwich, England

Public enterprises in the healthcare sector – a case study of Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Greenwich, England

Lethbridge, Jane (2014) Public enterprises in the healthcare sector – a case study of Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Greenwich, England. Journal of Economic Policy Reform, 17 (3). pp. 224-235. ISSN 1748-7870 (Print), 1748-7889 (Online) (doi:10.1080/17487870.2014.909314)

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Abstract

This article responds to a call for more studies of public enterprises with a case study of a public healthcare enterprise, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), in Greenwich, England. The QEH was the first hospital to be placed “in administration” since the NHS was founded in 1948. The QEH is a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) hospital. The impact on the QEH, as a PFI hospital, of changes in legislation and bureaucracy and new arrangements for NHS marketisation are examined. The path to being declared an “unsustainable provider” is outlined, with a critique of the recommendations for the merger of the QEH with another local hospital.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Economic Policy Reform on 07/05/2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17487870.2014.909314
Uncontrolled Keywords: public enterprise, healthcare, marketisation, public–private partnerships, public policy, regulation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU)
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Last Modified: 24 Apr 2017 15:41
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: GREAT a
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/12059

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