Organisations bid to take over Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup

Thirty-nine bids have been received to run different parts of the failed trust South London Healthcare Trust, which was placed into administration in July.

Neighbouring Dartford and Gravesham Trust, which runs Darent Valley Hospital, has shown interest in Queen Mary’s but would not confirm what services it was bidding for.

Queen Mary’s has the lowest debt of the three sites run by South London Healthcare.

The Trust was also managing The Princess Royal in Bromley and Queen Elizabeth in Woolwich until history was made when it was placed into special measures. It is the first time an NHS trust has been effectively bankrupted.

The least popular site is understood to be Queen Elizabeth, which has a large debt.

It looks highly unlikely that SLHT will remain as one trust.

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