Royal Bolton Hospital has to make £73 million of cuts

The Bolton News: Royal Bolton Hospital has to make £73 million of cuts Royal Bolton Hospital has to make £73 million of cuts

THE Royal Bolton Hospital has to make £73 million of cuts over the next five years.

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust must make savings of five per cent annually as well as diverting cash to the new integrated health and social care fund.

It is not yet clear if the cuts — which are affecting all foundation trusts — will result in job losses.

But Trust finance chiefs insist the organisation is in good financial health and say they are confident the savings can be achieved.

They have urged patients not to be alarmed by the huge sum.

Simon Worthington, finance director at the Royal Bolton Hospital, said: “This figure is part of our long-term plan for the trust.

“It is an enormous number but it is just the same as any other trust in the country.

“Bolton is not in anyway unusual. It’s a big challenge but it’s the challenge facing the NHS as a whole.”

The Royal Bolton must save £14 million out of its annual budget of £280 million starting from the next financial year (2013/14).

In total this will be about £73 million over the next five financial years.

The trust also has to factor in the impact of the Better Care Fund set to come into force in 2015/16.

This will see some trusts funding pooled into a new intergrated health and social care budget.

Mr Worthington added: “It is about changing the way services are provided and reducing the demand on hospitals. The theory behind the Better Care Fund is that the current demand will be reduced.

“But it does mean that income for the hospital will also be reduced over time by a degree — not by a massive amount.

“There’s a lot of focus on it and an awful lot of activity has gone into the process.”

According to latest monthly finance report, the trust is ahead of plan and will hit its target deficit of £7.8 million by the end of March.

It reported a surplus of £1 million in January.

Yet trust bosses have warned that next year will be a challenge.

Trust chairman, David Wakefield, said: ”After we were losing £1.5 million per month this time last year — to be making a surplus is nothing short of miraculous.

“Next year is going to be horrendous for everyone, not just us. But it just goes to show we are bucking the trend.”

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10:12am Wed 26 Mar 14

thomas222 says...

Wonder if the new gravy train Cllr Morris hopped aboard after totally cocking up Bolton General is still working.
Wonder if the new gravy train Cllr Morris hopped aboard after totally cocking up Bolton General is still working. thomas222
  • Score: 26

10:18am Wed 26 Mar 14

thomas222 says...

£73 million is nothing when we pay £ 55 Million a day for our membership to be in the EU & another £ 250 million a week to Country,s who don,t need it & tin pot dictators to buy new private jets & luxury homes.
£73 million is nothing when we pay £ 55 Million a day for our membership to be in the EU & another £ 250 million a week to Country,s who don,t need it & tin pot dictators to buy new private jets & luxury homes. thomas222
  • Score: 26

10:26am Wed 26 Mar 14

Jim271 says...

This is what is going to happen to the NHS, it will be run down to the ground forcing people to buy private Healthcare.

Tony Benn is turning in his grave right now!!!!!!

One day we will wake up and find the fences that we are building to keep the poor out are actually keeping ourselves in.
This is what is going to happen to the NHS, it will be run down to the ground forcing people to buy private Healthcare. Tony Benn is turning in his grave right now!!!!!! One day we will wake up and find the fences that we are building to keep the poor out are actually keeping ourselves in. Jim271
  • Score: 34

10:44am Wed 26 Mar 14

Tim Burr says...

Not really Jim. Look at it from a different angle, that being the waste in the NHS. It was reported in this Newspaper the £1.5 million in prescribed medication that is effectively thrown out in Bolton alone. Panorama alleges there is £5 billion lost to fraud - including overpayments to suppliers among others.
Not really Jim. Look at it from a different angle, that being the waste in the NHS. It was reported in this Newspaper the £1.5 million in prescribed medication that is effectively thrown out in Bolton alone. Panorama alleges there is £5 billion lost to fraud - including overpayments to suppliers among others. Tim Burr
  • Score: 8

10:46am Wed 26 Mar 14

Sexybum123 says...

Thomas 222 what the hell has that got to do with what the hospital has to cut wake up there will be no N H S if these rats get in again this is not about Morris this is about TORY policy to destroy the N H S and you had better believe that's what they want to do never mind what mr Worthington is trying to get us to believe the population is getting bigger and yet more cuts to the hospital on top of all the cuts it's had since this lot got in and it's not going to effect services yeh right get in the real world Worthington get this lot out before it's completely destroyed
Thomas 222 what the hell has that got to do with what the hospital has to cut wake up there will be no N H S if these rats get in again this is not about Morris this is about TORY policy to destroy the N H S and you had better believe that's what they want to do never mind what mr Worthington is trying to get us to believe the population is getting bigger and yet more cuts to the hospital on top of all the cuts it's had since this lot got in and it's not going to effect services yeh right get in the real world Worthington get this lot out before it's completely destroyed Sexybum123
  • Score: -5

10:54am Wed 26 Mar 14

Tim Burr says...

Sexybum123 - are you a teacher?
Sexybum123 - are you a teacher? Tim Burr
  • Score: 5

10:59am Wed 26 Mar 14

thomas222 says...

Sexybum123 wrote:
Thomas 222 what the hell has that got to do with what the hospital has to cut wake up there will be no N H S if these rats get in again this is not about Morris this is about TORY policy to destroy the N H S and you had better believe that's what they want to do never mind what mr Worthington is trying to get us to believe the population is getting bigger and yet more cuts to the hospital on top of all the cuts it's had since this lot got in and it's not going to effect services yeh right get in the real world Worthington get this lot out before it's completely destroyed
What it has to do with it is perhaps we wouldnt be in this mess if we didnt keep giving it away. TRYING to get us to believe the population is getting bigger.... Are you serious we have been swamped with new arrivals hench the housing shortage...... and as for who is at fault they all are......
[quote][p][bold]Sexybum123[/bold] wrote: Thomas 222 what the hell has that got to do with what the hospital has to cut wake up there will be no N H S if these rats get in again this is not about Morris this is about TORY policy to destroy the N H S and you had better believe that's what they want to do never mind what mr Worthington is trying to get us to believe the population is getting bigger and yet more cuts to the hospital on top of all the cuts it's had since this lot got in and it's not going to effect services yeh right get in the real world Worthington get this lot out before it's completely destroyed[/p][/quote]What it has to do with it is perhaps we wouldnt be in this mess if we didnt keep giving it away. TRYING to get us to believe the population is getting bigger.... Are you serious we have been swamped with new arrivals hench the housing shortage...... and as for who is at fault they all are...... thomas222
  • Score: 11

11:13am Wed 26 Mar 14

steverock6@sky.com says...

It seems like the Bolton hospital and Bolton council are both continually losing money and making cuts what have both had in common or should I say been in charge? What is the answer more chiefs in charge?
It seems like the Bolton hospital and Bolton council are both continually losing money and making cuts what have both had in common or should I say been in charge? What is the answer more chiefs in charge? steverock6@sky.com
  • Score: 21

12:22pm Wed 26 Mar 14

boltonnut says...

thomas222 wrote:
Wonder if the new gravy train Cllr Morris hopped aboard after totally cocking up Bolton General is still working.
I never doubted you for a second Thomas,you are onthe right track about the FAT MAN.
[quote][p][bold]thomas222[/bold] wrote: Wonder if the new gravy train Cllr Morris hopped aboard after totally cocking up Bolton General is still working.[/p][/quote]I never doubted you for a second Thomas,you are onthe right track about the FAT MAN. boltonnut
  • Score: 17

12:48pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Harold 1 says...

Thank Kenneth Clark who introduced the purchaser/provider split.This has created an untameable bureaucratic monster which feeds self serving back room staff and consumes an enormous proportion of the health budget as well as fragmenting care.
This is part of the great master plan to smash up the NHS
Thank Kenneth Clark who introduced the purchaser/provider split.This has created an untameable bureaucratic monster which feeds self serving back room staff and consumes an enormous proportion of the health budget as well as fragmenting care. This is part of the great master plan to smash up the NHS Harold 1
  • Score: 14

1:11pm Wed 26 Mar 14

thomas222 says...

boltonnut wrote:
thomas222 wrote: Wonder if the new gravy train Cllr Morris hopped aboard after totally cocking up Bolton General is still working.
I never doubted you for a second Thomas,you are onthe right track about the FAT MAN.
He used to be 7.5 stones when he first was elected..... lol
[quote][p][bold]boltonnut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomas222[/bold] wrote: Wonder if the new gravy train Cllr Morris hopped aboard after totally cocking up Bolton General is still working.[/p][/quote]I never doubted you for a second Thomas,you are onthe right track about the FAT MAN.[/p][/quote]He used to be 7.5 stones when he first was elected..... lol thomas222
  • Score: 6

1:31pm Wed 26 Mar 14

mdavies11 says...

George Osbourbne is literally kicking sick people in the face while cackling like a madman and quaffing champagne with his Eton toff pals so he can destroy the nhs forever so all the poor people will die and make room for vast grouse shooting estates so he can murder innocent grouses with his rich cronies
George Osbourbne is literally kicking sick people in the face while cackling like a madman and quaffing champagne with his Eton toff pals so he can destroy the nhs forever so all the poor people will die and make room for vast grouse shooting estates so he can murder innocent grouses with his rich cronies mdavies11
  • Score: -1

5:12pm Wed 26 Mar 14

boltonchap says...

mdavies11 wrote:
George Osbourbne is literally kicking sick people in the face while cackling like a madman and quaffing champagne with his Eton toff pals so he can destroy the nhs forever so all the poor people will die and make room for vast grouse shooting estates so he can murder innocent grouses with his rich cronies
How many people got kicked in the face and much much worse in mid-staffs under labour?
[quote][p][bold]mdavies11[/bold] wrote: George Osbourbne is literally kicking sick people in the face while cackling like a madman and quaffing champagne with his Eton toff pals so he can destroy the nhs forever so all the poor people will die and make room for vast grouse shooting estates so he can murder innocent grouses with his rich cronies[/p][/quote]How many people got kicked in the face and much much worse in mid-staffs under labour? boltonchap
  • Score: 12

5:45pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Sexybum123 says...

Tim burr two words to you second one ends in off and same to all you Tory A--S mid staffs. Every week there's some hospital in the news in trouble you would all have something to moan about if they do get their way in destroying the N . H S
Tim burr two words to you second one ends in off and same to all you Tory A--S mid staffs. Every week there's some hospital in the news in trouble you would all have something to moan about if they do get their way in destroying the N . H S Sexybum123
  • Score: -2

9:35pm Wed 26 Mar 14

A Campbell says...

steverock6@sky.com wrote:
It seems like the Bolton hospital and Bolton council are both continually losing money and making cuts what have both had in common or should I say been in charge? What is the answer more chiefs in charge?
Steve Rock - Horwich LIB DEM councillor.
Failed to elected to Bolton Council because he called all unemployed people "scroungers".

The reason Bolton Hospital and Bolton Council is continually losing money is because YOUR party in government has slashed funding. YOU ARE AN IDIOT.
[quote][p][bold]steverock6@sky.com[/bold] wrote: It seems like the Bolton hospital and Bolton council are both continually losing money and making cuts what have both had in common or should I say been in charge? What is the answer more chiefs in charge?[/p][/quote]Steve Rock - Horwich LIB DEM councillor. Failed to elected to Bolton Council because he called all unemployed people "scroungers". The reason Bolton Hospital and Bolton Council is continually losing money is because YOUR party in government has slashed funding. YOU ARE AN IDIOT. A Campbell
  • Score: 2

9:37pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Frotage says...

Jim271 wrote:
This is what is going to happen to the NHS, it will be run down to the ground forcing people to buy private Healthcare.

Tony Benn is turning in his grave right now!!!!!!

One day we will wake up and find the fences that we are building to keep the poor out are actually keeping ourselves in.
Tony Benn? You mean Sir Anthony Wedgewood Benn, second Baronet of Stansgate. Yes, Its swept under the carpet or ignored if any socialist spouting MP comes from anywhere other than the working classes. And yes, i am familiar with Benn's history and no, i am not a Tory but please can we leave the 'class warfare' aside. Personally i don't care if my MP's are state or privately educated as long as they are good at the job we elect them to do. Like it or not there have been some great MP's over the years from both sides of the front benches and whoever can get a grip on public spending - our taxes- the better. The tax payers hard earned cash that gets wasted at a local and national level would make you weep. I used to work in the public sector and my wife still works for the NHS.
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: This is what is going to happen to the NHS, it will be run down to the ground forcing people to buy private Healthcare. Tony Benn is turning in his grave right now!!!!!! One day we will wake up and find the fences that we are building to keep the poor out are actually keeping ourselves in.[/p][/quote]Tony Benn? You mean Sir Anthony Wedgewood Benn, second Baronet of Stansgate. Yes, Its swept under the carpet or ignored if any socialist spouting MP comes from anywhere other than the working classes. And yes, i am familiar with Benn's history and no, i am not a Tory but please can we leave the 'class warfare' aside. Personally i don't care if my MP's are state or privately educated as long as they are good at the job we elect them to do. Like it or not there have been some great MP's over the years from both sides of the front benches and whoever can get a grip on public spending - our taxes- the better. The tax payers hard earned cash that gets wasted at a local and national level would make you weep. I used to work in the public sector and my wife still works for the NHS. Frotage
  • Score: 7

10:28pm Wed 26 Mar 14

steverock6@sky.com says...

A Campbell wrote:
steverock6@sky.com wrote:
It seems like the Bolton hospital and Bolton council are both continually losing money and making cuts what have both had in common or should I say been in charge? What is the answer more chiefs in charge?
Steve Rock - Horwich LIB DEM councillor.
Failed to elected to Bolton Council because he called all unemployed people "scroungers".

The reason Bolton Hospital and Bolton Council is continually losing money is because YOUR party in government has slashed funding. YOU ARE AN IDIOT.
People like you who know nothing and do nothing are the one who should act you should blame the government who got the finances in such a bad way? this country was heading for bankruptcy under the labour government! And as I said at the time my FB account was hacked into why would I call people when I have been unemployed myself but it did have the desired effect because people like you believed it and elected labour the ones that are ruining Horwich the financial problems in Bolton have been going on for a few years its just now they have an excuse! look further than the end of your nose!
[quote][p][bold]A Campbell[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steverock6@sky.com[/bold] wrote: It seems like the Bolton hospital and Bolton council are both continually losing money and making cuts what have both had in common or should I say been in charge? What is the answer more chiefs in charge?[/p][/quote]Steve Rock - Horwich LIB DEM councillor. Failed to elected to Bolton Council because he called all unemployed people "scroungers". The reason Bolton Hospital and Bolton Council is continually losing money is because YOUR party in government has slashed funding. YOU ARE AN IDIOT.[/p][/quote]People like you who know nothing and do nothing are the one who should act you should blame the government who got the finances in such a bad way? this country was heading for bankruptcy under the labour government! And as I said at the time my FB account was hacked into why would I call people when I have been unemployed myself but it did have the desired effect because people like you believed it and elected labour the ones that are ruining Horwich the financial problems in Bolton have been going on for a few years its just now they have an excuse! look further than the end of your nose! steverock6@sky.com
  • Score: 0

11:07pm Wed 26 Mar 14

MarkAllRead says...

I was at Bolton A&E at the weekend and it was clear there were lots of cuts. There were some bruises too.
I was at Bolton A&E at the weekend and it was clear there were lots of cuts. There were some bruises too. MarkAllRead
  • Score: 7

11:20pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Niccii says...

Steve Rock - Horwich LIB DEM councillor? Cool, the Libs are always pretty good on a local level.
Steve Rock - Horwich LIB DEM councillor? Cool, the Libs are always pretty good on a local level. Niccii
  • Score: -5

8:39am Thu 27 Mar 14

Balboa says...

Evidence if it were needed that public sector "managers" simply can not handle finance on a large scale.

Privatise the lot.

Savings can be put towards helping those unable to afford complete healthcare.
Evidence if it were needed that public sector "managers" simply can not handle finance on a large scale. Privatise the lot. Savings can be put towards helping those unable to afford complete healthcare. Balboa
  • Score: 1

10:02am Thu 27 Mar 14

Darren1951 says...

Harold 1 wrote:
Thank Kenneth Clark who introduced the purchaser/provider split.This has created an untameable bureaucratic monster which feeds self serving back room staff and consumes an enormous proportion of the health budget as well as fragmenting care.
This is part of the great master plan to smash up the NHS
Possibly part of the even greater master plan, allegedly, of the New World Order, to reduce the world population to 5 billion.
[quote][p][bold]Harold 1[/bold] wrote: Thank Kenneth Clark who introduced the purchaser/provider split.This has created an untameable bureaucratic monster which feeds self serving back room staff and consumes an enormous proportion of the health budget as well as fragmenting care. This is part of the great master plan to smash up the NHS[/p][/quote]Possibly part of the even greater master plan, allegedly, of the New World Order, to reduce the world population to 5 billion. Darren1951
  • Score: 1

6:43pm Thu 27 Mar 14

the hand says...

May be cliff Morris Steve rock and all councillors would like to donate some o
F there pensions to help the nhs
May be cliff Morris Steve rock and all councillors would like to donate some o F there pensions to help the nhs the hand
  • Score: -1

7:57pm Fri 28 Mar 14

owencoyle99 says...

Let me see - who sold our gold at a rock bottom price- who said no more boom and bust- who left no money in the kitty at the last election
Let me see - who sold our gold at a rock bottom price- who said no more boom and bust- who left no money in the kitty at the last election owencoyle99
  • Score: 1

8:43pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Donkey Stone says...

I recently spent 5 days in Bolton hospital and was well looked after. They could save a few quid by turning the heating down. All the other patients in the ward(F4) said it was much to hot.
I recently spent 5 days in Bolton hospital and was well looked after. They could save a few quid by turning the heating down. All the other patients in the ward(F4) said it was much to hot. Donkey Stone
  • Score: 2

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