Issue : 12 April 2012
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COMMERCIAL: South West Ambulance Service Foundation Trust is exploring the possibility of running out of hours services in Hampshire.
PERFORMANCE: Devon Partnership Trust has declared compliance with standards on mixed sex accomodation after going a whole year without a breach.
CCP to investigate ambulance merger Subscription
STRUCTURE: The Co-operation and Competition panel has begun its consideration of the proposed merger between South West Ambulance Service Foundation Trust and Great Western Ambulance Service.
STRUCTURE: Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust is planning to “refresh the organisational brand” after taking on community service provision.
Demand for a blood component vital in the treatment of cancer and diseases of the immune system is set to outstrip supply unless thousands more donors can be found, HSJ has been told.
Kettering warning on 62-day targetSubscription
Kettering General Hospital Foundation Trust has warned it is at risk of not delivering on its target for 62 day wait for treatment for urgent GP referrals.
Safety checks ordered for UK air ambulancesSubscription
Urgent safety checks are to be carried out on helicopters used by air ambulance providers across England after a crack was found in a rotar hub.
Trust apology over cancelled operationsSubscription
Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has issued an apology to patients after cancelling 532 operations on the day they were supposed to take place since the start of the year.
COMMERCIAL: The north London acute trust is tendering for a five-year maintainance and repair contract, with an opton to extend the contract for another two years.
UCLH tenders for bed management serviceSubscription
COMMERCIAL: The central London secondary and tertiary care hospital trust has tendered for a firm to provide bed management services.