Healthcare Trust balances books

NORTHERN Devon Healthcare NHS Trust achieved financial balance without cutting any services, it was reported in its annual report for the past financial year. The report documents the Trust's achievements of the past year and provides information on the

NORTHERN Devon Healthcare NHS Trust achieved financial balance without cutting any services, it was reported in its annual report for the past financial year.The report documents the Trust's achievements of the past year and provides information on the Trust and its services.Among other achievements, the Trust highlights:* According to the Healthcare Commission, this Trust is one of the most improved Trusts in England - from a weak-weak rating in 2006/7, the Trust is expected to achieve a good-fair rating in 2007/8 for quality of services and use of resources respectively.* The Trust's maternity service was rated one of the best in England in a Healthcare Commission inspection report* The Trust hit the national 18-week waiting time target months ahead of target and other Trusts in England* The Board agreed to a £23.5million refurbishment programme, which starts in Autumn 2008 with a new outpatients department at NDDH.* NDDH was judged to be in the top 14% of hospitals for cleanlinessChief Executive of the Northern Devon Healthcare Trust, Jac Kelly, said: "This year has seen the Trust bounce back from two extremely testing years. We achieved financial balance and were proud to publish a service strategy containing very exciting ideas and plans for the future of NHS services in North Devon."More details can be found in a full copy of the report, which can be requested by post, telephone, e-mail or downloaded from the website.Post: Head of Corporate Affairs, Munro House, NDHT, Raleigh Park, Barnstaple, EX31 4JB Telephone: 01271 322 577Email: contactus@ndevon.swest.nhs.ukWebsite: www.northdevonhealth.nhs.uk.


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