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STRUCTURE: West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust has suspended midwifery obstetric services for private patients at Watford Hospital, following feedback from the Care Quality Commission.
STRUCTURE: A proposal to replace two district general hospitals with a single facility was revealed after consultants hired to investigate the move were overheard discussing it in a conference call on a train.
STRUCTURE: Four trusts in the south of England are in detailed discussions about merging their pathology services.
A district general hospital has become the latest organisation to abandon plans to become a standalone foundation trust.
STRUCTURE: A report into maternity services across Cumbria and North Lancashire has recommended maintaining existing consultant led units, but leaves the door open to close two of them unless fundamental reforms are achieved.
ACUTE CARE: The new Queen Elizabeth II hospital in Welwyn Garden City is on schedule to start delivering services in May.
STRUCTURE: The first new clinical commissioning group formed as a result of a merger comes into operation today.
STRUCTURE: Surrey and Borders Partnership Foundation Trust expects the redevelopment of inpatient facility Farnham Road Hospital in Guildford to be completed in June and to have patients by November.
STRUCTURE: West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust has taken over a stroke ward and a ward for patients awaiting placement in a nursing home after Hertfordshire Community Trust said it could not guarantee safe provision of services.
STRUCTURE: Sutton Clinical Commissioning Group has given its support to South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust’s drive for foundation status. It initially opposed the bid on the grounds that the trust’s financial planning was unsound.