NHS trusts 'performing well' despite financial struggle

NHS Foundation Trusts are performing well despite pressure on services, a health spokesman for the Conservative Party said, after a report found that more trusts were struggling with finances. The spokesman added:

This Government has shone a light on poor care in a way that Labour neglected to do - and which led to tragedies like Mid Staffs - in some cases putting pressure on finances as Trusts address historical issues with nursing numbers and the like.

We are putting recovery plans in place for any Trust in financial difficulty, but as the culture within our NHS changes, we do not accept that delivering safe and compassionate care in the longer term costs more money.

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NHS trusts 'need to up financial game' as more fall into the red

More NHS foundation trusts are struggling with finances, a report has found. The study from Monitor, which regulates England's 147 foundation trusts, said 39 trusts are now in deficit. The combined financial hole of these trusts is £180 million.