Charity that provided free blood service to NHS is replaced by private firm in £14,000,000 deal

06 April 2019 – Metro

A charity claiming to have saved the NHS hundreds of thousands by providing it with a free blood delivery has criticised the decision to replace it for a private firm in a £14 million deal.

Warwickshire and Solihull Blood Bikes (WSBB) have provided an emergency, out-of-hours motorcycle courier service across Coventry and Warwickshire for the past seven years.

WSBB, which delivered blood products from Nuneaton, Rugby and Warwick to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW), will now be replaced by a QE Facilities Limited, a subsidiary company of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust.

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Ed. I’m interested in the rationale behind this decision.

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