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Health trust finances: Yorks & Humber


NHS trusts and primary care trusts (PCTs) in the Yorkshire and Humber area have combined debts of nearly £80m, a BBC News website investigation has found.

All 57 trusts in the region - in West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire - were contacted in January and asked what their current financial status was.

The results are below, with explanations for how some trusts came to be in that position, or measures taken to tackle any problems. Minus figures show a deficit, figures without a minus sign indicate a trust which has a surplus or is breaking even.

Several trusts who revealed debts said they expected to break even by the end of the financial year in March.

Airedale NHS Trust -3,700,000 Has sold former staff residences to raise funds
Airedale PCT -390,000
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust -1,100,000
Barnsley PCT 800,000
Bradford City Teaching PCT 0
Bradford District Care Trust -1,295,000 All directorates identifying ways of reducing spending
Bradford South and West PCT 0
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust -21,000 Has imposed restrictions on non-essential recruitment
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust -1,220,000
Calderdale PCT 0
Craven, Harrogate and Rural District PCT -2,200,000 Has a ban on non-urgent operations and restrictions on non-essential recruitment
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust -194,000 Extra efforts to fill consultant vacancies so reducing the cost of locums, improving efficiency in operating theatres
Doncaster and South Humber Healthcare NHS Trust -200,000
Doncaster Central PCT 0
Doncaster East PCT 600,000
Doncaster West PCT 400,000
East Leeds PCT 100,000
East Yorkshire PCT -2,600,000
Eastern Hull PCT 0
Eastern Wakefield PCT 3,003
Hambleton and Richmondshire PCT -1,700,000 Has imposed recruitment controls and slowed the pace of planned, routine surgery in hospitals
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust -400,000 Expects to clear debt by end of financial year
Huddersfield Central PCT -1,434,000
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust -2,600,000 Reducing reliance on agency staff
Humber Mental Health Teaching NHS Trust -1,300,000 Recruitment controls, including scrutiny of the use of agency staff, staff training has been cut to essential requirements and travel costs are being kept to a minimum
Leeds Mental Health Teaching NHS Trust 368,000
Leeds North East PCT -985,000 Treating patients in more appropriate settings
Leeds North West PCT 933,000 Investing in community schemes to support people in their homes rather than have them admitted unnecessarily to hospital
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust -1,000,000 No non-essential recruitment since summer 2005
Leeds West PCT 0
Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust -9,000,000 Staff shuttle bus service introduced to cut expenses
North Bradford PCT -1,300,000 Fewer operations required at acute hospital with the opening of a new local treatment centre
North East Lincolnshire PCT 432,000 Has a recruitment freeze on non-essential, non-clinical positions
North Kirklees PCT -290,000 Delaying some projects until next financial year, imposing recruitment restrictions
North Lincolnshire PCT -1,600,000 Reducing operations until year-end and delaying planned investment until next financial year
North Sheffield PCT -300,000 All Sheffield PCTs are supporting a drive to have more treatment done in the community or patients' homes to prevent avoidable admissions to hospital
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Trust -600,000 Reviewing use of agency staff, maximising discounts when buying equipment, and saving the amount of energy used in hospitals
Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust -2,100,000 Has introduced recruitment restrictions and proposed a 10% reduction of pay costs in non-clinical services
Rotherham PCT 0
Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Healthcare NHS Trust -1,700,000 Minimising use of agency staff, minimising stock levels and reviewing procurement procedures
Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale PCT -5,200,000 No recruitment in corporate services, clinical recruitment restricted to maintaining clinical safety
Selby and York PCT -15,900,000 A new acting chief executive and director of finance were appointed three months ago, have been leading a review of all aspects of the trust's business and are finalising a financial recovery plan
Sheffield Care Trust -200,000
Sheffield Children's NHS Trust 0
Sheffield South West PCT -2,200,000 All Sheffield PCTs are supporting a drive to have more treatment done in the community/ patients' homes to prevent avoidable admissions to hospital
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust -4,500,000
Sheffield West PCT -1,400,000 All Sheffield PCTs are supporting a drive to have more treatment done in the community/ patients' homes to prevent avoidable admissions to hospital
South East Sheffield PCT -3,000,000 All Sheffield PCTs are supporting a drive to have more treatment done in the community/ patients' homes to prevent avoidable admissions to hospital
South Huddersfield PCT -4,094,000
South Leeds PCT 0
South West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Trust 918,000
South Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust 100,000
Wakefield West PCT 73,000
West Hull PCT 1,100,000
West Yorkshire Metropolitan Ambulance Service NHS Trust -15,000 A financial recovery plan has been agreed with West Yorkshire Strategic Health Authority and will see the deficit repaid over a three-year period
York Hospitals NHS Trust -500,000 Imposing recruitment controls, reducing spending on training and reducing stocks
Yorkshire Wolds and Coast PCT -8,000,000
TOTAL -78,410,997

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