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Health trust finances: East
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NHS trusts and primary care trusts (PCTs) in the East of England have combined debts of about 220m, a BBC News website investigation has found.

All 76 trusts in the region - in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire - 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.

EAST OF ENGLAND HEALTH TRUST FINANCES
HEALTH TRUST SURPLUS/ DEBT () IMPACT/ EXPLANATION
Basildon PCT 706,000
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust -10,750,000 Expects debt to be 11.6m by end of financial year
Bedford PCT -189,000 Expects to have a surplus of more than 1m by end of financial year
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Ambulance and Paramedic Service NHS Trust 4,000
Bedfordshire and Luton Mental Health and Social Care Partnership NHS Trust 118,000
Bedfordshire Heartlands PCT -17,870,000
Billericay, Brentwood and Wickford PCT 706,000
Broadland PCT -5,000,000
Buckinghamshire Mental Health NHS Trust -1,000,000
Cambridge City PCT and South Cambridgeshire PCT -17,000,000 Two patient rehabilitation units and a ward at Fulbourn Hospital to close
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust 0
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust -874,000
Castle Point and Rochford PCT 1,600,000
Chelmsford PCT -13,480,000
Chilton and South Buckinghamshire PCT -3,300,000
Colchester PCT -1,600,000
Dacorum PCT -2,160,000
Daventry and South Northants PCT -2,000,000
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust -16,450,000 Expects debt to reach 18.88m by end of financial year
East Anglian Ambulance NHS Trust 277,000
East Cambridgeshire and Fenland PCT -3,100,000
Epping Forest PCT 0 Expects to have a surplus of 2m by the end of the financial year
Essex Ambulance Service NHS Trust 1,000,000 Expects to have a surplus of 1.4m by end of financial year
Essex Rivers Healthcare NHS Trust 600,000
Great Yarmouth Teaching PCT -1,000,000
Greater Peterborough Primary Care Partnership -2,900,000
Harlow PCT -636,000
Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust -682,000
Hertsmere PCT -3,760,000 Expects debt to fall to 2.54m by end of financial year
Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust 0
Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust -4,100,000 The debt is the deficit from 2004/2005 carried over
James Paget Healthcare NHS Trust -250,000
Kettering General Hospital NHS Trust -1,000,000
Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust -413,000 Expects to break even by the end of the year
Luton PCT -2,160,000 Expects deficit of more than 5m by end of financial year but hopes to break even during 2006
Maldon and South Chelmsford PCT -3,290,000
Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust 1,000,000
Milton Keynes General Hospital NHS Trust -420,000 The trust has made 2.1m in savings
Milton Keynes PCT 0
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust -2,100,000
Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust 0 Expecting to be 900,000 in credit by end of financial year
North Essex Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust 2,500,000
North Hertfordshire and Stevenage PCT -1,840,000 Expects debt to reach 2.5m by end of financial year
North Norfolk PCT -4,600,000
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust -1,500,000 Trust hopes to break even by the end of the financial year
Northampton PCT -3,000,000
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Trust -700,000
Northamptonshire Heartlands PCT -2,000,000
Norwich PCT 0
Papworth Hospital 0
Peterborough and Stamford NHS Trust -500,000
Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust -2,800,000
Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Trust -11,000,000
Royston, Buntingford and Bishop Stortford PCT -2,060,000 Expects to cut debt to 1m by end of financial year
South East Hertfordshire PCT -1,480,000 Expects to clear debt by end of financial year
South Essex Partnership NHS Trust 1,100,000
Southend Hospital NHS Trust 1,500,000
Southend-on-Sea PCT 2,600,000
Southern Norfolk PCT -6,800,000
St Albans and Harpenden PCT -2,320,000 Expects debt to reach 2.5m by end of financial year
Suffolk East PCT -19,800,000 Announced the closure of two hospitals
Suffolk Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust -4,500,000
Suffolk West PCT -4,800,000
Tendring PCT 1,400,000
Thurrock PCT 860,000
Two Shires Ambulance NHS Trust 0
Uttlesford PCT -1,160,000
Vale of Aylesbury PCT -4,000,000
Watford and Three Rivers PCT -1,190,000 Expects to cut deficit to 600,000 by end of financial year
Waveney PCT -1,200,000
Welwyn Hatfield PCT -522,000
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust -16,300,000 Expects debt to reach 28.6m by end of financial year. Reducing bed capacity and use of agency staff and cutting number of management posts
West Norfolk PCT -1,800,000
West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust -12,800,000 10.3m of this is historic debt carried over from previous years
Witham, Braintree and Halstead PCT -6,800,000
Wycombe PCT -2,440,000
TOTAL -219,425,000





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