Issue : 23 August 2012
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PERFORMANCE: NHS providers in Plymouth scored in the top 20 per cent in the country in the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey.
Royal Cornwall scores well on involving patientsSubscription
PERFORMANCE: Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust was one of the best performing trusts for cancer patients felling involved in decisions about their care, according to the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey.
PERFORMANCE: Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust scored in the top 20 per cent on 13 out of 70 measures in the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey.
Poole comes out on top in cancer surveySubscription
PERFORMANCE: Poole Hospital Foundation Trust has come out top in a key indicator for cancer care, with 94 per cent of patients rating their care excellent or very good.
'MRI-safe' pacemaker installed at WatfordSubscription
SERVICES: Watford General Hospital’s cardiology team has implanted the world’s first ‘MRI-safe’ pacemaker.
Dementia centre gets go-ahead in EssexSubscription
SERVICES: A flagship centre for people with dementia has been given the go-ahead in south Essex.
Ipswich site could be sold off for housingSubscription
FINANCE: The site of a hospital in Ipswich could be sold off to fund mental health developments in the area.
Q1 A&E target problems for Royal Surrey CountySubscription
PERFORMANCE: Royal Surrey County Hospital Foundation Trust breached the four-hour target for accident and emergency waits more often than it met it during the first quarter of 2012-13, according to board papers.
New X-Ray machine for Isles of ScillySubscription
STRUCTURE: Peninsula Community Health has installed a new x-ray machine at St Mary’s Hospital on the Isles of Scilly that means residents will no longer have to visit the mainland for an x-ray.
FINANCE: NHS South East London was granted £800,000 of its two per cent topslice back by NHS London to “support transition” to the Global Sum Equivalent payment system.