Kettering General Hospital Trust is to share a chair with the Princess Alexandra Trust despite the pair not being in the same geographical or organisational patch.
NHS trusts were forced to draw down £2.7bn of emergency cash bailouts from the government last year – with two-thirds of hospital providers now relying on government loans to maintain payments to staff and suppliers.
Hinchingbrooke Hospital’s ambitious £150m “health campus” plans have been put under review.
Troubled Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust has appointed a successor to its controversial outgoing chief executive Phil Morley.
A City investment firm is set to buy Circle, one of the NHS’s most high profile private providers, in a deal the company said values it at around £74m.
Almost 70 per cent of NHS trusts have seen a rise in E coli infections in the 12 months up to to January 2017, raising questions over their ability to meet the government’s target to cut rates by 50 per cent in three years.
Three Cambridgeshire minor injuries units threatened with closure could be reprieved and even expanded, following public outcry about the potential service downgrades.
HSJ analysis shows which trusts are performing best, and worst, against their financial plans in 2016-17.
Accident and emergency performance for December in England has sunk to its lowest level since the data started being collected more than a decade ago.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
Several NHS trusts which were slated by officials for takeover or management franchise are revealed in a list obtained by HSJ, which regulators sought to keep secret for 18 months.
Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell
A private healthcare firm has pulled out of a high profile partnership with the NHS, which is due to develop a £120m multi-purpose complex, HSJ can reveal.
A district general hospital has selected a preferred private sector partner for an ambitious project to develop a “health campus”, build up to 385 houses and deliver £5m of recurrent income, HSJ has learned.
More than half of acute trusts received some form of cash bailout in 2015-16 as total “revenue support” from the Department of Health reached almost £2bn.
Your essential update on the week in health
INTERVIEW: Replacing the management structure put in by the private firm which ran Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust for three years was a key driver for turning around its performance, the trust’s chair has told HSJ.
PERFORMANCE: The district general hospital run for three years by a private company is to exit special measures after being rated good by the CQC, just over a year after it was handed back to full NHS control.
FINANCE: Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Foundation Trust estimates it needs £650m of central financial support over the next 26 years to finance its £1.8bn private finance initiative deal.
STRUCTURE: Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Foundation Trust and Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust have confirmed they will develop a full business case recommending the two trusts merge by next April.