This interim Audit Letter (Letter) to the Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board (the Health Board) relates to my audits of its predecessor bodies for the six-month period to 30 September 2009.
From my financial audit work I have concluded that the predecessor bodies’ resources were, in all material respects, properly used and accounted for in the six-month period ended 30 September 2009:
- each predecessor body’s accounts for the six-month period ended 30 September 2009 were properly prepared and materially accurate, although I drew attention to the uncertainties surrounding the costs of continuing healthcare for the demised LHBs;
- the predecessor bodies’ combined out-turn at demise and forecast to year-end indicate that the Health Board faces significant financial risks in 2010-11 and beyond; and
- the predecessor bodies’ significant financial systems were generally fit for purpose for the closing period of accounts.