United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has built up almost double the deficit it forecast in the seven months to October.

The trust’s financial performance to October was a deficit of £16.1m against a forecast deficit of £8.7m. This has meant a worsening of £2.7m a month.

The trust’s income in October continued to exceed plan by £5.1m – a deficit of £100,000 in month. The organisation’s board has said that this is mainly due to increased non elective activity and over-performance on Outpatient activity.