STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

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Doubling of NHS trusts which can’t balance books

The future of the NHS is at risk, MPs have warned, as they highlight “deeply alarming” figures showing the number of hospitals being bailed out by Government has doubled in a year. A report by the National Audit Office (NAO) shows that in the last financial year, 31 hospitals have received handouts to the tune of half a billion pounds. The previous year, 16 trusts received financial help, amounting to £263 million. Meanwhile, the gross deficit of NHS trusts has almost tripled in just 12 months, reaching £743m in 2013/14, the figures show, a trend described as “extraordinary”. Last year, 63 trusts ended the year in the red, compared with 25 the previous year

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/11214162/Doubling-of-NHS-trusts-which-cant-balance-books.html

Click on the link to read the  full report from the National Audit Office

http://www.nao.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/The-financial-sustainability-of-NHS-bodies.pdf

 

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