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NHS Finances

Volume 447: debated on Wednesday 14 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what NHS trusts in Northern Ireland are currently in financial deficit; and what the size of each deficit is. (77325)

Final audited and approved 2005-06 accounts for the 19 health and personal social services (HPSS) trusts will not be available until August 2006. However, based on projections as at 31 March, only one trust, Sperrin Lakeland, is forecasting a deficit. The forecast is £90,000, which is treated by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety as being within an acceptable margin of break even as it represents only 0.06 per cent. of the trust’s 2005-06 income.