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Health trust finances: South
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NHS trusts and primary care trusts (PCTs) in the South of England have combined debts of more than 80m, a BBC News website investigation has found.

All 45 trusts in the region - in Hampshire, Dorset, Oxfordshire and Berkshire - 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.

SOUTH OF ENGLAND HEALTH TRUST FINANCES
HEALTH TRUST SURPLUS/ DEBT () IMPACT/ EXPLANATION
Blackwater Valley and Hart PCT -4,362,000 Expects debt to rise to 6.3m by end of financial year
Bournemouth PCT 301,000
Bracknell Forest PCT -1,100,000 Expects debt to rise to 1.7m by end of financial year
Cherwell Vale PCT/ North East Oxford PCT -975,000 Expects to clear debt by end of financial year
Dorset Ambulance NHS Trust -94,000 Expects to have a surplus by the end of financial year
Dorset Healthcare NHS Trust 665,000
East Hampshire PCT -5,476,000 Expects debt to exceed 7m by end of financial year
Eastleigh and Test Valley South PCT -405,000
Fareham and Gosport PCT -4,750,000 Expects debt to rise to 7m by end of financial year
Hampshire Ambulance NHS Trust -2,810,000 Expects debt to exceed 4m by end of financial year
Hampshire Partnership NHS Trust -26,000
Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust -2,870,000 Expects to clear debt by end of financial year
Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Trust -1,270,000 Expects debt to rise to 2m by end of financial year
Isle of Wight PCT -353,000 Expects debt to rise to 2m by end of financial year
Mid Hampshire PCT -427,000
New Forest PCT -9,977,000 Expects debt to rise to more than 12m by end of financial year. Planning to reduce staff costs by 12% and cut prescription costs
Newbury and Community PCT -1,680,000 Expects debt to fall to 1m by end of financial year
North Dorset PCT -74,000 Expects to have a surplus by the end of financial year
North Hampshire NHS Trust -3,213,000 Expects to have a surplus by the end of financial year
North Hampshire PCT -1,571,000 Expects debt to rise to 3m by end of financial year
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust -359,000 Expects to clear debt by end of financial year
Oxford City PCT 0
Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust -15,100,000 Trust says its own debt is about 5m and that 15.1m is the debt for whole of Oxfordshire. Strategic Health Authority thinks total debt could exceed 25m by end of financial year. Trust has cancelled provision for some patients of heart therapy received by Tony Blair
Oxfordshire Ambulance NHS Trust 20,000
Oxfordshire Learning Disability NHS Trust -29,000 Expects to clear debt by end of financial year
Oxfordshire Mental Healthcare NHS Trust -594,000 Expects to clear debt by end of financial year
Poole General Hospital NHS Trust -35,000
Poole PCT 81,000
Portsmouth City PCT -79,000 Expects to have surplus of about 1.5m by end of financial year
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust -735,000 Expects to have a 5m surplus by end of financial year
Reading PCT 0
Royal Berkshire Ambulance NHS Trust 117,000
Royal Berkshire and Battle Hospitals NHS Trust -1,900,000 Expects to clear debt by end of financial year
Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 460,000
Royal Bournemouth NHS Trust 0
Slough PCT -1,100,000 Expects debt to reach 3m by end of financial year
South and East Dorset PCT 0
South West and South East Oxfordshire PCTs -2,090,000 Expects to clear debt by end of financial year
South West Dorset PCT -85,000
Southampton City PCT -590,000 Expects to have 1m surplus by end of financial year
Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust -14,366,000 Expects debt to reach 19m by end of financial year, 14m of the debt has been carried over from previous year. Wards have been closed and average length of stay cut by two days
West Dorset General Hospitals NHS Trust -2,000,000 Only trust in Dorset unlikely to break even by end of financial year. Expects to reduce number of beds but has not yet
Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust -1,704,000 Expects to have 1m surplus by end of financial year
Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead PCT -473,000
Wokingham PCT -180,000 Expects to clear debt by end of financial year
TOTAL -81,208,000





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