An investigation into the procurement and operational issues affecting the success of PFI in hospitals

Kempster, Robert (2011) An investigation into the procurement and operational issues affecting the success of PFI in hospitals. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This paper is an investigation into the procurement and operational issues affecting the success of the Private finance Initiative (PFI) hospitals in the National Health Service (NHS).

    A review of existing literature looked at the issues surrounding PFI in the NHS, as well as its history and development in the United Kingdom. The research then focused in on the operational success of PFI; there is an abundance of literature regarding the bidding process and the financial agreements of PFI, but little on whether PFI actually delivers operational hospitals.
    Primary research included a case study; which focused on the recently completed NHS PFI hospital in Cosham, near Portsmouth. The case study included a face-to-face interview as well as a questionnaire to establish if the indications from the examination of literature applied to the case study.

    The paper goes on to present the data collected, and analyse the findings, concluding that previous indications from the literature review were not applicable to this case study. Recommendations are made on how PFI could be improved, and how further research could be enhanced.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2011 16:11
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:48
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/5374

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