NHS: Finance

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th January 2019.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of NHS and foundation trusts expected to be in deficit at the end of the 2018-19 financial year; and whether the NHS trust sector as a whole is expected to be in deficit at the end of the 2018-19 financial year.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The latest published information, as at Quarter 2 2018-19, forecasted that 111 National Health Service providers would end the year in deficit; with the provider sector overall forecasting a year-end deficit of £558 million.

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