The finance department exists to ensure that the trust uses its
income to derive the best overall benefit to patients in terms of
quality of services and patient experience. Primary Care Trusts
provide the majority of the trusts £340m of income, and they
determine the services we should provide through the contract they
hold with us.
Financial management plays a critical role in ensuring
taxpayers' money is properly managed and controlled. Financial
services ensures that the routine financial transactions associated
with such a large and complex organisation are performed
efficiently and effectively. Together we ensure that the financial
transactions of the trust are fully accounted for, and after being
externally audited are available for public scrutiny.
We pay over 95,000 invoices per year on behalf of the trust with
a total value of £162m and currently pay these in an average of 31
We raise and follow up 5000 Debtors invoices per year, recovering a
total of £312m income for the Trust.
Anyone wishing to make payments by credit card should
contact 0191 3332156 during office hours.
Cashiers offices at Darlington Memorial Hospital and University
Hospital North Durham are open between 9.30 and 4.00 and can
reimburse any patient entitled under the Hospital Travel Costs
Scheme, providing they have the necessary evidence and we can
confirm hospital attendance - further details on whether or not you
are entitled, and what evidence you need to bring are available via
this link Hospital Travel Costs Scheme
We manage 175 individual Charitable funds with a total value of
£2.5m which provide support to the Trust and its Patients.
Anyone wishing to make a donation to the Trust's charitable
funds can make an online donation at http://www.justgiving.com/cddft
Sue Jacques - Director of Finance & Chief Operating
Peter Dawson - Senior Associate Director of
Derek Murphy - Associate Director of Finance - Financial
Lynn Browell - Associate Director of Finance - Financial