FINANCE: Southern Health’s “opportunity pipeline” beyond 2011-12 is worth around £90m in total, with six projects in progress and five on hold.

The trust’s investment committee report for November calculated the opportunity pipeline for the current year at £122.9m, but this included the acquisition of Hampshire primary care trust’s provider arm by Southern Health’s predecessor, Hampshire Partnership.

For future years, “Six opportunities are in progress and five are on hold. The overall value is c.£90m”, the report said.

The trust is one of three proposing to take over the Ridgeway Partnership learning disability trust, based in Oxfordshire.