NHS providers in Norfolk and Waveney face £52.7m overspend this year - new table shows your local organisation’s position
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Patient-facing NHS trusts across Norfolk and Waveney are set for a £52.7m overspend as pressure continues to mount on local services.
Figures published by NHS Improvement today showed the exent of the financial problems faced by this region's providers, with just two of six organisations expecting to record a surplus in the 2016/17 financial year.
However there was some good news as the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts was taken out of 'financial special measures', following a £25m savings programme.
The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) and Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn are the two providers whose finances have worsened most this year.
An EEAST spokesman said: 'Our trust's financial position is challenging and caused by factors such as private ambulance spend and activity above contract costs.
'However the financial improvement programme we're involved in is already having a meaningful effect in helping to reduce the financial gap between the cost of delivering services and the funding available.
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'It comes down to every patient being able to expect the response that fits their needs and how we can ensure the best outcome, and this patient-driven focus happens because of the fantastic contributions our people make every day.'
Meanwhile the Queen Elizabeth Hospital has asked for a loan of more than £20m from the Department of Health to plug its financial gaps.
The hospital is reviewing ways of making savings such as reducing agency staff.
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The figures, produced by regulator NHS Improvement, show the provider sector nationally is heading for a year-end deficit of £873m – despite the health service being given extra money after the record £2.45bn overspend of 2015-16.
Jim Mackey, chief executive of NHS Improvement, said: We're very thankful that most providers have worked hard to improve their finances and deliver quality health and care to their populations over the last nine months.
'However, the job is not done yet and we need each and every organisation to play its part.'