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Watchdog Considering Review Into Johnson's 40 'New Hospitals' Pledge: PA

Paramedics take a wheelchair from an ambulance outside the Royal London Hospital in London, UK.

Paramedics take a wheelchair from an ambulance outside the Royal London Hospital in London, UK.

Photographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Boris Johnson's election pledge to build 40 new hospitals by 2030 is facing a review by the Government's official spending watchdog.

The National Audit Office (NAO) is planning a "value for money review" that could consider increasing costs due to spiralling inflation and whether the hospitals will in fact be new.