THE £451m plan to rebuild the Royal Liverpool Hospital is facing the threat of a judicial review – for the second time.
Sam Semoff, from campaign group Keep Our NHS Public, has launched legal proceedings at the High Court.
It is the second time he has taken the action because he believes the scheme, funded through the Private Finance Initiative (PFI), will leave the region in crippling debt.
If the bid is successful, a judicial review could delay the project.
Mr Semoff, said: “I recently spent four months in the Royal and would very much welcome a new hospital, but I am very concerned that PFI debt will interfere with health care provision across Merseyside in the coming years. The proposed PFI scheme is an expensive and inefficient way to build our new hospital.
“Paying more for the rebuild than is required will unnecessarily result in a cut to NHS services and staff wages. This must not be allowed to happen."