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Health Services: Greater London

Volume 486: debated on Monday 12 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his latest assessment is of the financial position of (a) Havering Primary Care Trust and (b) Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust; and if he will make a statement. (246821)

At quarter 2 of 2008-09 Havering Primary Care Trust is forecasting a year end outturn surplus of £695,000. Barking Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust is forecasting a year end outturn deficit of £23.3 million.

Barking Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust continues to be designated as a Financially Challenged Trust and as such continues to work with the Department through its Strategic Health Authority (NHS London) to develop sustainable operating and financial solutions going forward.