This report summarises my findings from the audit work I have undertaken at Public Health Wales NHS Trust (the Trust) during 2012.
I have issued an unqualified opinion on the Trust’s 2011-12 financial statements, although in doing so I have brought several issues to the attention of the Audit Committee.
I have also concluded that:
- the Trust’s accounts were properly prepared and free from material misstatement;
- the Trust had an effective internal control environment to reduce the risks of material misstatements to the financial statements; and
- the Trust’s significant financial and accounting systems were appropriately controlled and operating as intended.
The Trust achieved financial balance at the end of 2011-12, after reporting that it had delivered savings of savings of £2.8 million in the financial year