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The latest on changes in structure from HSJ Local


Watford Hospital suspends private obstetric service

STRUCTURE: West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust has suspended midwifery obstetric services for private patients at Watford Hospital, following feedback from the Care Quality Commission.

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Jeremy Hunt opposes accidentally leaked hospital reconfiguration proposal

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.

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Four trusts in pathology merger talks

STRUCTURE: Four trusts in the south of England are in detailed discussions about merging their pathology services.

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Exclusive: District general hospital gives up standalone FT bid

A district general hospital has become the latest organisation to abandon plans to become a standalone foundation trust.

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Maternity review warns units may close without reform

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.

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New Hertfordshire hospital to open in May

ACUTE CARE: The new Queen Elizabeth II hospital in Welwyn Garden City is on schedule to start delivering services in May.

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First merged CCG comes into operation

STRUCTURE: The first new clinical commissioning group formed as a result of a merger comes into operation today.

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Revamped Surrey ward to open this autumn

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.

Man having tests on heart on hospital

Acute trust takes control of community stroke ward

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.

St George’s Hospital

CCG drops opposition to mental health trust’s FT application

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.

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