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NHS: Finances

Volume 684: debated on Monday 24 July 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many health trusts in England were in deficit at the end of the financial year 2005-06; and, of these, how many were foundation trusts.[HL6911]

The 2005-06 provisional outturn figures for the National Health Service show that a total of 68 NHS trusts, excluding NHS foundation trusts, incurred a deficit.

Monitor has responsibility for overseeing the financial performance of NHS foundation trusts. The latest 2005-06 provisional outturn figures from Monitor show that a total of 11 NHS foundation trusts incurred a deficit.