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Russian Delegation Visits Manchester New Hospitals Development

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has recently showed off its impressive new facilities to a Russian delegation. St Petersburg is one of Europe’s largest cities and is a key economic of the Baltic region. It has been a pioneer in the use of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and Private Finance Initiative (PFI) in transport and infrastructure, and now wants to extend this into social infrastructure such as hospitals. The visit to the UK aims to help senior St Petersburg decision makers on the way forward. Trust Chairman Peter Mount said: “We were delighted to welcome the Russian delegation to our New Hospitals Development. We hope they found the visit helpful and are able to use the information to make important decisions about future schemes to benefit their country.” The delegation were welcomed by Manchester Grammar pupil Christopher Broughton, 14 who greeted them in Russian. They then listened to presentations about the Trust, PFI and the Manchester scheme, before being given a tour of the New Hospitals Development. Senior Trade and Investment Advisor Tatyana Raudson said: “It is amazing, truly amazing. Working in such a lovely environment must motivate the staff. The visit has been very helpful and we have a lot of information to take back with us.”