FINANCE: The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust had received £9.2m in overspend against contracts from its main commissioners as of the end of February .

The overspend was made up of £5.3m from Newcastle PCT, £2.2m from North Tyneside PCT and £1.7m from Northumberland Care Trust. It was mostly in non-elective inpatients, day-case inpatients, and outpatients. Elective inpatients was underspent by £2.7m.