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A spokesman for the Trust said, Discussions are still ongoing with both the Strategic Health Authority and the local Primary Care Trusts and we are hopeful to get a satisctory resolution. Any deficit in a financial year is carried over to the next financial year.

He also admitted he was not holding his breath for funds from the PCTs.

I am assuming we dont receive any of that 6 million additional income, but thats a prudent assumption based on the ct were still talking to the commissioners and our case as to why we are due that additional income, he said.

The Trust has relied on last-minute help from East Sus Downs and Weald Primary Care Trust (ESDW) to plug multi-millionNo bail-out for Trustsouth easter pound gaps in recent years.

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But ESDW and Hastings and Rother PCTs joint director of finance is reported to have said that they would not cough up the 6 million unless they were forced to.

A spokesperson from ESDW said, The PCTs are expected to achieve their planned surpluses for 2010/11 and it is unlikely any significant allocations of additional resources will be available to help ESHT with its position.

Three-way negotiations are still ongoing and the South East Strategic Health Authority, which allocates funding to PCTs, hopes to steer the Trust and PCTs to a resolution.

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No bail-out for Trustsouth easter,Although joint health bodies which buy services from East Sus Hospitals Trust (ESHT) are on course to make significant profits, they have saidsouth eastern health board they will not bail the Trust out.

While the Trust has cut spending by 21.6 million since last April, it still needs 6 million to finish the year in the black.

Board members questioned the business sense of ctoring the loss into the Trusts financial forecasts, but chief executive Darren Grayson said he was confident of his strategy to secure the funding.

THE TRUST which runs Eastbourne DGH could start next year with a &163;6 million deficit after health commissioners said they would refuse to clear its debts.

At the Trusts latest board meeting, director of finance David Meikle confessed the Trust would, at best, break even and would certainly miss out on its target 1.7 million surplus.

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