To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was reclaimed in health costs from foreign governments in each of the last three years by Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The Department, on behalf of the United Kingdom Government, reimburses other European Economic Area (EEA) countries and Switzerland for the cost of providing treatment to people we are responsible for under European Union law, irrespective of nationality. In the same way, other EEA countries and Switzerland reimburse the UK for the cost of the National Health Service providing treatment to people they are responsible for under EU law, including UK nationals insured in another EEA country or Switzerland.
The requested data regarding individual trusts is not held centrally.
NHS trusts and foundation trusts publish data on amounts claimed for directly chargeable overseas patients in their annual accounts. This data does not include patients from the EEA and Switzerland whose treatment would be reimbursed under Regulations (EC) Nos 883/2004 and 987/2009. Data in trusts’ annual accounts includes:
- Income recognised this year (invoiced amounts and accruals);
- Cash payments received in-year (invoices issued this year);
- Amounts added to provision for impairment of receivables (receivables at previous year end); and
- Amounts written off in-year (irrespective of year of recognition).