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Local Democracy Reporting Service
Dorset County Hospital is £2m short of its target to make £7m "efficiency" cuts by next April, the Local Democracy Reporting Service has said.
A meeting of governors was told the hospital's finances were £400,000 better off than planned, partly due to a government award that arrived to late to be included in last year's figures.
But finance director Paul Goddard said there was concern about an ongoing overspend on agency staff - currently costing £500,000 a month.
Trust chief executive Patricia Miller said the hospital had recruited between 15 and 20 non-EU staff during the financial year to try and tackle staff shortages, covering the initial cost of their accommodation and arranging visas and transport.
Vicky Hall has swapped the sets of medical dramas for the hospital ward.