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Monitor closes its investigation into Poole Hospital’s finances

The health sector regulator Monitor has announced that it is closing its investigation into the hospital, as the trust is taking appropriate action to improve its finances on behalf of patients.

The investigation was launched in June 2013 to look more closely at the financial challenges facing Poole Hospital. In common with many hospitals, the trust needs to make substantial savings over coming years, but at Poole the situation is made more difficult because of the hospital’s case mix and the way in which hospital care is now funded.

Since the launch of the investigation, the trust has worked closely with Monitor to ensure plans are in place to provide financial sustainability, and the regulator has this week announced that it believes the trust’s leadership is taking the necessary steps to address the issues it faces.

Paul Streat, regional director at Monitor, said: “We launched our investigation to understand the financial challenges facing this trust and what was being done meet them. The investigation has been closed because we have found that the trust’s leadership is now taking appropriate action to improve the state of its finances.”

Debbie Fleming, chief executive, said: “We are very pleased to receive this vote of confidence from Monitor.”

“Like many other hospitals, we need to make significant efficiency savings in the future, but it is extremely reassuring that Monitor believes we are taking the right action to protect services and continue to provide high-quality care to the local community.”

“As the new chief executive of the trust, I am looking forward to working with staff, clinicians and all local stakeholders to ensure a sustainable future for local healthcare services.”

Although it has closed the investigation, Monitor will continue to scrutinise the trust to make sure it becomes more efficient and sustainable.

Date: 3 April 2014

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