The Champion has published a letter from Ormskirk resident Barrie French that asks serious questions of Virgin Health Care.
Mr French wants to know more about the “short intensive support service” which he thinks is a new contract awarded to Virgin Care. But the CCG insist it is simply an additional service under the community service remit which Virgin Care was commissioned to deliver.
Surely Mr French, and all of us, should know how residents can hold private providers to account, and who could disagree with that? Out-sourcing the NHS is providing profit for these companies outside the public service. How much longer can this go on?