FINANCE: West Middlesex University Hospital Trust has asked for a £7.6m bailout this year, board papers reveal.

Board papers from the £154m-turnover trust said its “income position was based on the trust receiving transitional support of £7.6m for year (£625k per month)”.

“Currently, local commissioners have agreed that they will fund £2.9m,” they add. “There are ongoing discussions with NHS England for the remaining element to secure delivery of the trust’s financial plan.”