County Hospital Trust Planned Deficit £ 3.5 MILLION

County Hospital Trust Planned Deficit £ 3.5 MILLION

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 12:05pm 9th October 2015. (Updated at 2:31pm 12th October 2015)

Nationally, NHS trusts in England have run up a deficit of almost a billion pounds in the three months between April and June.

The hospital trust running the Dorset County Hospital says its planning for a deficit of £3.5million for the financial year 2015/16.

A spokesperson told Wessex FM:


"We are working hard to identify further savings but we are not prepared to compromise on the quality of services for our patients. We will continue to strive to work as efficiently as possible while still providing the full range of district general hospital services for our patients."

Nationally, NHS trusts in England are in the worst financial position in a generation, after running up a deficit of almost a billion pounds in the three months between April and June.

Health regulators say it's partly down to an over-reliance of expensive agency staff, and the figures show the 'massive pressure' the health service is under.