FINANCE: Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust received £4.28m more income than planned last year due to overactivity.

The trust carried out 5.6 per cent more accident and emergency activity than planned in 2010-11, 5.1 per cent more outpatients, 1.8 per cent more non elective and 2.8 per cent more elective and day case.

The additional activity has meant that the trust has spent £4.06m more than it planned to, though this is less than the additional income that was received, which was £4.28m.

The trust made a £1m loss at year end. Without the board’s planned spend on exceptional costs in year to support forward plans (such as the strategic workforce review), the trust would have achieved breakeven.