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Burnley Hospital

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 8 April 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on providing building and services at Burnley General Hospital in (a) capital and (b) revenue terms in each of the last 10 years; and how much is projected to be spent in each such category in each of the next five years. (325827)

The information is not available in the format requested. However, capital expenditure on buildings and dwellings for the East Lancashire Hospitals Trust (which includes Burnley General Hospital) for the years 2002-03 to 2008-09 is shown in the following table:

£000

Tangible fixed assets—Purchased additions

Buildings excluding dwellings

Dwellings

2008-09

5,472

141

2007-08

8,305

0

2006-07

7,081

0

2005-06

5,195

0

2004-05

3,922

0

2003-04

4,350

0

2002-03

2,246

0

The forecast total capital expenditure outturn for the whole trust for 2009-10 is £22.3 million, of which £12.5 million is expected to be spent on buildings (excluding dwellings).

Information on revenue expenditure in respect of premises costs for the East Lancashire Hospitals Trust from 2002-03 to 2008-09 for the trust is shown in the following table:

Operating expenses—premises (£000)

2008-09

26,191

2007-08

23,989

2006-07

21,995

2005-06

12,443

2004-05

6,667

2003-04

7,568

2002-03

7,891

Notes: 1. The Department only holds accounting data at organisation level for seven years, therefore 2002-03 is the earliest information available. 2. The operating expenses represent the amounts included in the operating expenses of East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust for “premises” between 2002-03 and 2008-09. 3. East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust was operational from 1 April 2003, therefore the 2002-03 figures are the aggregate of its two predecessor bodies—Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Health Care NHS Trust and Burnley Health Care NHS Trust. 4. In the audited summarisation schedules, “premises” includes expenditure on utilities (such as electricity and gas), other fuels, water and sewerage, external general services and contracts, furniture, office and computer equipment, computer hardware and maintenance contracts, business rates, rent, building and engineering equipment and contracts. Source: 2002-03 to 2008-09 figures—NHS Trusts Audited Summarisation Schedules 2002-03 to 2008-09.