Saturday, December 18, 2004

A poor state of financial health

That's the verdict on SOuthampton University Hospital Trust. A large overspend is predicted and so I finally managed to catch up with Mark Hackett, the relatively new Chief Exec. By sheer coincidence he was featured heavily in the Southern Evening Echo as a report into his previous hospital trust has been very critical of him personally.

What was clear today was that there will be a lot of changes ahead in the way health services locally are organised and I think it will be quite a challenge to get the message across to the public.