Monday September 01, 2014

Sunrise Region budget still running in the red

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The Sunrise Health Region continues to run a deficit on its 2013-14 operating budget.

The Region’s 2013-14 Operating Expenses are greater than Operating Revenues by $933,511 up to and including January 31, 2014, SHR president and CEO Suann Laurent told the monthly meeting of the SHR Board last Wednesday in the city.

“It’s a little better than last month,” she said, adding This deficit is 0.5 per cent of year-to-date budgeted expenditures.

“Total inpatient and resident services are over budget by ($3,470,095). This represents a 5.0 per cent variance to YTD budget. Regular work is over budget by ($275,668) and premium pay and benefit salaries make up the difference of the overage. A majority of this variance is within the Nursing departments of the YRHC ($1,422 K) and YDNH ($1,388 K),” detailed Laurent’s written report.

In terms of wages being over budget Laurent said there “was a little bit of a downturn,” in the newest numbers, “but it’s still not on target.

While running in the red overall, the report to the Board did show some areas running under budget too.

“Our diagnostic and therapeutic services are under budget by $429,569. This represents a 3.5 per cent variance to YTD budget. The majority of the variance is in Medical Imaging at $337,877 and six FTE’s under budget due to variances. Clinical Lab is also under budget by $158,340 and two FTE’s. Pharmacy is over budget by ($269,785) and three FTE’s.

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