§ Baroness Noakes
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 27 January (WA 133), whether the deficits of National Health Service trusts at 31 March 2002 as listed in the Answer exceeded 0.5 per cent of the turnover of the National Health Service trust; and, if so, whether they will name those National Health Service trusts and state the expected recovery period of the deficit. [HL1338]
§ Lord Hunt of Kings Heath
The recovery periods, where appropriate, are given in the following table. There are 50 National Health Service trusts listed in the Answer, of which 31 had deficits that exceeded 0.5 per cent of turnover. Of these, five were merged/dissolved at the end of 2001–02 and a further four while reporting an in-year deficit, had offset this with surpluses in previous years and therefore did not require a recovery period.
NHS trusts with retained deficit in 2001–02 exceeding 0.5 per cent of turnover Recovery period to West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust 2002–03 East Berkshire Community Health Trust No break-even cumulative deficit Somerset Partnership NHS and Social Care Trust 2003–04 Sussex Weald and Downs NHS Trust 2002–03 Bedford Hospitals NHS Trust 2002–03 Mid Sussex NHS Trust Merged/Dissolved Southampton Community Health Services Trust No break-even cumulative deficit United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust 2004–05 Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust 2002–03 Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust 2002–03 Royal West Sussex NHS Trust 2002–03
NHS trusts with retained deficit in 2001–02 exceeding 0.5 per cent of turnover Recovery period to Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust No break-even cumulative deficit North Bristol NHS Trust 2002–03 North Essex Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust 2003–04 Avon and Wiltshire MHP NHS Trust 2002–03 South Warwickshire Combined NHS Trust Merged/Dissolved Bedfordshire and Luton Community NHS Trust 2003–04 Worthing Priority Care Services Trust Merged/Dissolved Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust 2003–04 Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust 2003–04 West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust 2002–03 The Princess Royal Hospital NHS Trust 2003–04 Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust 2004–05 Portsmouth Health Care NHS Trust Merged/Dissolved Weston Area Health NHS Trust 2002–03 Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust 2002–03 Surrey Hampshire Borders NHS Trust No break-even cumulative deficit Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust 2002–03 North Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust 2003–04 Hounslow and Spelthorne Community and Mental Health Trust Merged/Dissolved Royal Shrewsbury Hospitals NHS Trust 2003–04
NHS trust summarisation schedules (breakeven note) and Department of Health records.