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Tory slams Paddington 'd isg race'


A REVIEW of the scrapped £1 billion Paddington Health Campus has been blasted by the shadow health secretary after everyone involved dodged the blame.

Shadow health secretary Andrew Lansley said: 'This report is a catalogue of missed opportunities, fundamental weaknesses and poor project management.

'A series of warning signals were not taken up or acted on.

It is a disgrace that no one has taken responsibility, despite the bureaucracy involved.' The review was commissioned by the North West London Strategic Health Authority after £14 million of public money was spent before the plug was pulled on the project.

The report, which was published on Tuesday, did not blame anyone for the debacle.

The Paddington Health Campus plan involved the combination of St Mary's Hospital and the Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals at a site in Paddington, west London.

The project never reached the marketplace following a series of problems.