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University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust: Finance

Volume 457: debated on Tuesday 6 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether Exceptional Income (SHA Bank Support), as stated in appendix C of the University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust’s Financial Performance Report for the month ending 30 November 2006, is in-year financial support; and if she will make a statement. (118144)

The three strategic health authorities (SHAs) that merged to form the NHS West Midlands SHA created a reserve from contributions made by primary care trusts in their areas. This reserve was allowed to be used to offset costs associated with major service restructuring and increased activity on patient care by local trusts, including the University Hospital of North Staffordshire national health service trust. These arrangements are in line with the Department’s operating framework for the NHS in 2006-07.