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PATIENT SAFETY: Efforts to contain the spread of highly resistant bacteria have cost a Manchester hospital trust more than £5m in eight months.
The first ever prosecution of an NHS trust for corporate manslaughter has been thrown out by a judge, after he found there was no case to answer.
PATIENT SAFETY: An expert witness was “horrified” by failings in the care of a mother at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust, and said warnings should already have been made about the doctor at fault.
PATIENT SAFETY: An anaesthetist whose alleged errors form part of a landmark legal case against Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust had previously made “straightforward and basic failings”, a court heard.
PATIENT SAFETY: Prosecutors in the first corporate manslaughter prosecution against an NHS trust said it failed to ensure two anaesthetists had the right qualifications and training and for their roles.
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PERFORMANCE: An improvement director has been appointed to Southern Health Foundation Trust by Monitor.
An NHS trust and centre of excellence for maternity care has launched an urgent audit of babies born at the hospital after failings in care led to the death of a baby girl.
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’.