West Suffolk Hospital

Health written question – answered on 22nd March 2005.

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Photo of Richard Spring Richard Spring Shadow Minister, Economic Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the outturn against planned expenditure of the West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust was in each of the last nine years.

Photo of Stephen Ladyman Stephen Ladyman Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health

The Department has taken outturn against planned expenditure to mean the retained surplus/(deficit) position for the financial year, as reported in the final accounts of national health service trusts.

The table shows the retained surplus/(deficit) figures reported by the West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust from 1996–97 to 2003–04, which is the latest year for which figures are available. Data relating to the accounts of individual NHS bodies are not held prior to 1996–97.

Retained surplus/(deficit) (£000)
1996–97 432
1997–98 (32)
1998–99 28
1999–2000 (286)
2000–01 290
2001–02 (936)
2002–03 947
2003–04 (2,501)

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