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.
Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust, public meeting
28 April 2011