Ontario Auditor General slams Brampton P3 hospital
Could have been built for millions less as fully public project.
December 9, 2008 — An Ontario's Auditor General's report (pdf below) criticizes Brampton Civic Hospital, a public-private partnership that could have been built for millions less.
At the top of Jim McCarter's list of concerns was the cost of borrowing money to build the privatized hospital. The province would have saved $200 million if it had borrowed the money to build the hospital directly.
McCarter also said:
* Construction would have cost $50 million less if the hospital had been built by the province.
* The government could have saved "tens of millions" of dollars if they had not privatized laundry, food, cleaning and security services. . .
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Links and sources
Auditor slams Brampton hospital, by CUPE.ca, December 9 2008
Ontario Auditor General's Report (pdf)
Posted: December 14, 2008
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