FINANCE: United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has been given a £6m bailout, HSJ can reveal.

The trust has a turnover of £423m.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Health said: “We know that some hospitals face persistent financial problems and we need to make sure they are providing the highest quality of care to patients. The NHS Trust Development Authority supports NHS trusts to succeed in delivering sustainable, high quality services for their local communities.

“United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust is currently receiving temporary financial support from the department to ensure patients receive high quality health services while NHS TDA work with the trusts to develop approaches overcome the hurdles they face.”