FINANCE: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn, Foundation Trust is behind plan on its surplus, with just £282,000 to the end of August against a plan of £557,000.

Clinical income was £155,000 behind plan in August, mainly due to fewer outpatients than expected, being seen and pay was overspent by nearly £200,000.

The figures give the trust a financial risk rating of three but a report to the board highlights risks, including assumptions that savings would ramp up in the last few months of the financial year. The report also suggests its business sustainability plan could achieved £6.5m in savings, £3.7m less than expected.