KIRKLEES Primary Care Trust is on the road to recovery, says a report to health chiefs.
The report, submitted to the trust's board, recorded savings of £3.89m made this financial year up to August 30.
The report also indicates that the trust's 'turnaround plan', aimed at saving £13.9m over two years, is under way.
A combined debt of £7.38m was incurred by South Huddersfield and Huddersfield Central PCTs since the trusts began work in April, 2002.
South Huddersfield, Huddersfield Central and North Kirklees PCTs merged to become part of the larger Kirklees PCT, which started business on October 1.
But it recognised significant risks in accruing extra debts from secondary care, specialist treatments including mental health care, prescription services and Yorkshire Ambulance Service.
The report was, however, most worried that Government cash cuts could create a potential loss of £1.2m.
It also said shortfalls on patient charges for dental work could lose the trust £1.4m.