Category list : WESTON AREA HEALTH NHS TRUST
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Taunton and Somerset takeover bid stoppedSubscription
STRUCTURE: Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust has had its bid to run a neighbouring provider halted, after national leaders decided any newly combined body would not be sustainable, it has been announced.
The financial ‘stretch targets’ issued to acute NHS trusts would reduce their deficit by just 16 per cent, HSJ analysis has found.
PERFORMANCE: A South West trust has been rated ‘inadequate’ for safety by the Care Quality Commission.
WORKFORCE: Weston Area Health Trust’s chief executive is to step down to become chief operating officer of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in Wales.
£2m upgrade of operating theatres underwaySubscription
SURGERY: A major refurbishment of theatres has started at Weston Area Health Trust, including new surgeon’s panels, flooring repairs, a lift and extra rooms.
WORKFORCE: Weston Area Health Trust has hired six nurses from Spain following an overseas recruitment campaign this month, bringing the numbers of overseas nurses working at the acute provider to 28 this year.
Waiting times recovered surprisingly well in September
WORKFORCE: A group of five acute south west trusts have agreed to pay the course fees of physician associate trainees in return for two years’ service as part of a drive to ease workforce pressures.
Only one bidder in the running for WestonSubscription
STRUCTURE: Only one organisation has submitted a bid to take over England’s smallest acute hospital, it has been announced.
The struggle of England’s smallest acute trust to recruit consultants played a major role in the decision to ditch its search for an independent sector management franchise to take it over, HSJ has been told.