§ Mr. Gwilym Jones
The allocation of funds to the newly constituted Dyfed Powys health authority was based on the population of the new authority. Any over-commitments by the former authorities have to be managed within the resources allocated. This is the responsibility of the new authority.
§ Mr. Jones
There are six NHS trusts which provide hospital and community health care and whose main commissioner is Dyfed Powys health authority. In addition, services provided by the West Wales ambulance trust and South and East Wales ambulance trust are also used by the authority. The financial position for future years is dependent on contracting arrangements between the trusts and the health authority and therefore figures for 1997–98 or 1998–99 are unavailable. The forecast outturn position estimated by each NHS trust for 1996–97 is as follows:
Trust Latest forecast £ million surplus (deficit) Carmarthen (0.270) Ceredigion (0.150) Derwen 0.040 Llanelli 0.000 Pembroke 0.026 Powys 0.098 West Wales ambulance trust 0.172 South-east Wales ambulance trust (0.326)