Brother of Matt Hancock's aide Gina is top executive of healthcare company awarded with NHS contracts
THE BROTHER of Matt Hancock’s mistress is an executive of a private healthcare company which has been awarded a series of NHS contracts.
The Health Secretary was revealed to be having an affair with his aide Gina Coladangelo, after they were caught on camera snogging on May 6.
Roberto Coladangelo, Gina’s brother, works at the Partnering Health Limited (PHL Group) which specialises in the provision of urgent and primary care services.
According to Sky News pals of Mr Coladangelo confirmed the relationship between Gina and him, as well as social media profiles.
No friends have been willing to publicly confirm or deny that the pair are siblings, and Mr Coladangelo has not responded to requests for comment.
It is not the first time the Health Secretary has come under fire for a potential conflict of interest, after he was accused of giving government contracts out to pals.
A former pub landlord in his constituency won a government contract to supply vials for coronavirus tests after pitching his services to Hancock on WhatsApp, despite having no experience in producing PPE.
Last month Hancock was found to have committed a rule breach when an NHS contract was awarded to his sister’s company in which he held a 20% stake.
Mr Coladangelo is PHL Group's executive director of strategy and innovation, and has worked there since October 2019.
The PHL website describes the company as “an independent healthcare company providing services and quality solutions to the NHS and private healthcare partners".
Its website also states that they provide Covid-19 services, but it is unclear if the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) was the awarder of contracts relating to these.
It comes as:
- Hancock and Gina were pictured enjoying a 'flirty' dinner date two weeks after their ministry smooch
- Hancock was spotted checking the coast was clear before the flirty cinch
- Gina packed her car and left her marital home
- Hancock's wife was spotted still wearing her wedding ring
- Boris Johnson came under pressure to "pull the plug" as polls showed most Brits think Hancock should go
- Police said they would not investigate him for breaching Covid laws
- The Health Secretary is facing furious calls for him to resign
There is no suggestion that the PHL Group or Mr Coladangelo have acted improperly in the procurement of government contracts.
A DHSC source insisted that the Secretary of State had no involvement in awarding NHS contracts, adding: "Non-executive directors hold advisory roles and also have no role in awarding NHS contracts.”
A spokesman for PHL told Sky News: "PHL has been operating for over 11 years and at all times has secured contracts through the robust tender and procurement processes put in place by local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).
"At no time have any contracts been awarded outside of these rigorous processes and no contracts have ever been awarded by the Department of Health and Social Care."
It comes after we revealed that Gina and Hancock “all over each other” again this week in the same ninth-floor Whitehall office.
On May 16 — with indoor hugging still banned — Hancock warned the country: “We should all be careful. We all know the risks. Of course there are people who have been yearning to have some physical contact.
“You should do that carefully. If you’ve had both jabs more than two weeks ago, that’s much safer.”
Hancock apologised for breaching social distancing on Friday with DoH non-executive director Gina, the wife of Oliver Bonas founder Oliver Tress.
Exclusive Sun images of the May 6 clinch shows Hancock checking no one is heading for his office by looking out of the door.
He appears to deliberately stand in front of the door as he welcomes millionaire Gina.
They kiss passionately and he moved his hand to her bottom.
Hancock — who has three children with wife of 15 years, Martha, 44 — made no public apology to her.
Downing Street said PM Boris Johnson accepted Mr Hancock’s apology and considered the matter closed.
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