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Ambulance Services: Expenditure

Health written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the likely level of (a) over-spending and (b) under-spending for each ambulance service trust in England in 2011-12.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department of Health

At quarter 1 of 2011-12, all ambulance service national health service trusts were forecasting a surplus.

The aggregate forecast surplus for all ambulance service NHS trusts, at quarter 1 of 2011-12, was £16 million.

The breakdown of the forecast surplus for all the ambulance service NHS trusts is shown in the following table.

Ambulance service NHS trust 2011-12 Quarter 1 forecast surplus/(operating deficit) (£000)
East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust 1,587
East Of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust 2,398
Great Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust 1,406
London Ambulance Service NHS Trust 2,412
North East Ambulance Service NHS Trust 3,025
North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust 1,500
South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust 2,050
West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust 925
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust 415
Total 15,718

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