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PERFORMANCE: A struggling acute trust plans to close beds because it is ‘becoming unviable clinically’ and is ‘unable to consistently and safely staff’ the number of beds currently open, its leadership team has said.
There were ‘deficiencies’ in Southern Health Foundation Trust’s takeover of a learning disability service in the care of which a vulnerable teenager later died, an independent review has concluded.
National leaders have moved to resolve ‘contradictory’ messages issued to NHS providers around safe staffing levels. They stress that nurse to patient ratios ‘should not be unthinkingly adhered to’.
An ‘unsafe’ endoscopy unit at a West Midlands trust has resulted in 11 patients acquiring infections, HSJ can reveal.
PERFORMANCE: A South West trust has been rated ‘inadequate’ for safety by the Care Quality Commission.
PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission has told Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust to improve its maternity services following an inspection triggered by the deaths of five mothers over 18 months.
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PERFORMANCE: Paramedics at London Ambulance Service Trust need to be better trained to recognise the symptoms of stroke, a patient’s group has said.
PERFORMANCE: Southern Health Foundation Trust has improved the quality and safety of its services, regulators have found.
An acute trust that saw its adult dermatology service closed earlier this year fears its children’s dermatology service is also under threat.
QUALITY: Bolton Foundation Trust has asked the Royal College of Surgeons to review its services after reporting five ‘never events’ in the last year.