Hospital trust runs out of money

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The trust that runs the DGH has run out of money.

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust faces a staggering deficit of £19.4million pounds this year, as it emerged other hospitals across the country face similar problems.

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust revealed the figures at a board meeting today (Wednesday) where Vanessa Harris, the trust’s director of finance, explained the cash flow problems.

It was explained it would not be receiving £16 million of support for the financial year that it had previously received in 2011/12.

The trust’s chairman Stuart Wellings said, “It’s fair to say we’re in unchartered water on the financial situation this year.”

He added, “We’re not alone in this situation, it’s not just ESHNT.”

For the full story see the Herald on Friday.