“Almost one in three NHS trusts in England is now forecasting they will end the financial year overspent, official figures show.
More organisations are now in difficulty, compared with the same point last year.
Budget pressures may partly be due to hospitals hiring more nurses.
But the Department of Health says hard decisions on public finances have meant it has increased the overall NHS budget.
The financial outlook appears to be deteriorating across all types of NHS organisations providing care in England. “All the evidence we have is that our members are finding it increasingly difficult financially, and the situation is getting worse quickly”…………..
There are 102 NHS organisations, mainly hospitals, which have their finances overseen by a new body called the Trust Development Authority.
Inevitable decline in standards is happening, because we won’t face up to and discuss the philosophy of healthcare and the need to ration overtly.