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Dorset County Hospital continue strong financial turnaround
12:30pm Wednesday 6th March 2013 in News
DORSET County Hospital has continued its strong financial turnaround with a larger surplus than planned predicted for this financial year.
The Dorchester hospital, which was previously beset with financial problems, had planned to make a £700,000 surplus in 2012/13.
However, director for finance and resources, Libby Walters, told a meeting of the hospital’s council of govern-ors that figures from the third quarter of the year suggested the final surplus could well be in the region of £1million.
She added that the hospital was also on track to achieve its £6million savings programme for the year, although £1million of that total was in non-recurrent savings meaning pressures will be carried into the next financial year.
Chief executive Jean O’Callaghan told the meeting the hospital had also delivered in terms of clinical performance, despite going through an ‘incredibly busy’ period and praised the efforts of those working there.
She said: “Staff have worked really hard.”