Hospital Surplus Projected

A surplus of $736,000 is forecast for Bluewater Health’s 2013-14 fiscal year that ends Monday.

Chief Operating Officer Mike Lapaine says it’s almost immaterial given the size of the hospital’s budget at $180-million.

Volumes went up in some medical procedures like hip and knee replacements, allowing the hospital to secure more provincial funding.

Final numbers for the fiscal year won’t be confirmed for a couple of months.