Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Trust has accused Carillion of fraud in the High Court

The trust has filed a writ claiming that the construction company charged it more than £2m for work that was never carried out.

The case centres on a support services contract at Chelsea and Westminster hospital that Carillion signed in 1997. The contract was to provide non-clinical support services, including catering, cleaning, security, car parking, portering and transport services.

But the trust says that invoices presented by Carillion for work carried out, had either not been carried out properly, or not been carried out at all.

The trust is seeking repayment of £2,107,695, which is the total paid to Carillion between 1 April 1997 and 31 March for work invoiced.

The trust accuses Carillion of deliberately concealing the fact that the work had not been carried out, or carried out properly, and of fraud and fraudulent misrepresentation regarding the invoices.

Both Carillion and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Trust declined to comment.

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