As the new Trust launches into "Poundationhood" here are the figures from the publically available Board minutes . Almost 2% of income from the DOH is "surplus" - just who missed out on care ? We can give you one suicide here but there are more to follow - we'll consider reporting on them later ..
"TO BE HELD ON: 30th JANUARY 2008"
Healthcare income recovery has improved marginally again in month, and is now showing an under performance of circa £0.1m. Pay spend has returned to its previous trend levels following the impact of pay awards during November. Non pay spend remains in line with budget. A number of commitments against reserves are still to be made during the last 3 months, particularly relating to enabling and equipping works relating to the Birmingham New Hospitals project and the ‘Deep Clean’ programme. Delivery against the Trust’s CIP target shows that circa £1m remains outstanding on a recurrent basis, although based on further work with Service and Corporate Directors this is expected to be largely achieved by year end.
The Trust’s forecast surplus position at year end remains at £3.9m- just under 2% of overall income.
shown on appendix 4.
Due to the uncertainty surrounding its various programmes, the Trust has revised its CSIP
forecast outturn to a predicted surplus of between £350k and £850k. Agreement has
been reached with NHS West Midlands on a flexible approach to CSIP brokerage to
ensure that there is no impact on the Trust position......."
We hear with heads bowed in the North of Birmingham there's been another suicide of a woman Service User - we won't say where we will wait for family to grieve ...But for sure its true this is a "Highly performing Trust" its their favourite text of late ...Sort of poundation-polished in a kind of self trapping spherical mirror so the top brass can see their own gleeming teeth in all they do on the brilliant concave surfaces with the in-house User Groups and sad cash diverting circus around them .
For figures drowned you
While they launched
Pure images on a polished bus
And who has paid their fare ?
But the blood of your life
And a lack of care
Ding ding forgive them
In the barbs of loss
Poor woman this time
On the finance cross
Other Developements : See : NowPublic.com
NowPublic.com carries this story above which Silvis Rivers Poet-Artist has posted there, here is a response by an American poster named Mary :
duo marked your item "Another Death By Suicide And The New Birmingham And Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust Finance Surplus " as Good Stuff.
[Silvis Rivers] Yeah ....Points taken Mary ....Yes really ... If the UK used surpluses generated at new Foundation Mental Health Trusts and helped get Americans well they could all come over here and support our needs ..Yeahhhh its a virtuous circle and God knows
"I love America "
(in fact kissing americans and hugging them because of my inner empathic teddy)
However God bless you and may I say :
In the burning of the Bush
The vision came
Of a family licking in the flame
Beating twisting metal
At the forge
And there my Mary
Poured the energy of war
Sparkling into the gorge
All tough we were
And brave with eagled freedom
Under blue and red
And coloured sky
Until we returned
And learned by God and heart we had to cry ...
(in memory of my war brothers)
Silvis Rivers (Poet Artist)