Page last updated at 10:25 GMT, Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Trust battle to beat cash deficit

Jayne Brown
The new chief executive says she wants more personal care packages

A health trust with a deficit of nearly 2m intends to be debt-free next year, its new chief executive has pledged.

A report to the North Yorkshire and York NHS trust on Tuesday warns further cost-cutting measures will need to be brought in to reduce the 1.8m deficit.

Some 20m of funds had to be used during the current financial year to help clear an existing debt.

Jayne Brown, who has just taken over at the helm, said: "We are not there yet but we are working towards it."

Ambulance target

Ms Brown has been confirmed as chief executive after the recent resignation of her predecessor, Janet Soo-Chung.

She also said she wanted to see a new emphasis on personal packages of care across the trust.

She said there was a need to give more personal attention to individuals rather than always thinking about the total population.

It has also emerged that the ambulance service in the area is failing to meet a key target.

Paramedics aim to reach 75% of the most serious cases within eight minutes.

The figures have improved since last April, but the trust only met the target briefly in September before the numbers dropped again, trust members will be told.

An Audit Commission report last year said the trust was among 20 in England deemed to be "inadequate".



Print Sponsor


SEE ALSO
Trust's chief executive departs
15 Oct 08 |  North Yorkshire
NHS trusts fail finance standards
01 Oct 08 |  North Yorkshire
Health trust makes 5.8m savings
01 Mar 07 |  North Yorkshire

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC iD

Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific