From April to September, Dorset County Hospital (DCH) exceeded their financial expectations by half a million pounds.
The trust had planned for a £4.77 million income and expenditure deficit. At the end, however, their deficit was £4.28 million.
Their capital balance also exceeded expectations at £2.2million; £66,000 more than the year to date plan.
Based on these favourable results, the Trust declared before DCH governors that they will reduce their deficit to £1.3 million by the end of the financial year in April.
The Director of Finance, Rebecca King said, “The financial plan requires significant savings totalling £7.613 million to be delivered in 2018/19 whilst ensuring that there is no detrimental impact on the safety and quality of services provided. The delivery of the savings target for the year remains very challenging with £0.8 million of the target unidentified at the end of the second quarter.”