Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust


Serco set to take over Carillion NHS contracts

Facilities management services at five NHS hospital trusts could be taken over by Serco in a £29m deal, following the collapse of Carillion.

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Revealed: 58 trusts admit they will miss financial plan

NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.

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Revealed: Finance forecasts worsen by £364m at risky trusts

The year-end financial forecasts of around 40 NHS trusts have worsened by £364m over the last three months, analysis by HSJ reveals.

Lord Carter

Exclusive: Trusts missing key Carter targets

The majority of NHS hospital trusts have failed to hit the three key efficiency targets set out in the Carter review on time, HSJ research has found.

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Trolley waits soar to record high

Hospitals saw a record spike in trolley waits last month as major emergency departments recorded their worst performance since records began, according to NHS England data published today.

St Mary's Hospital Isle of Wight

Health economy to lose critical care services under CCG plans

Critical care services are set to be moved from the Isle of Wight under new plans drawn up by the health leaders on the island.

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Exclusive: Trust predicts years of deficits amid £47m deterioration

The chief executive of a severely challenged acute trust has warned staff “difficult choices” lie ahead after its financial forecast for the year was changed from a £10m surplus to a £37m deficit.

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

Revealed: 14 trusts start contingency plans after Carillion collapse

Contingency plans are in operation across 14 NHS trusts after the collapse of construction and facilities management company Carillion.

East Surrey hospital

Revealed: Seven trusts breaching break even duty until 2022

Seven NHS trusts believe they will not technically break even for five years or more, with two requiring until 2026, HSJ analysis reveals.

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Patients died after chest x-rays went unreported

Two patients died and a third suffered “significant harm” after x-rays went unreported by radiologists resulting in missed opportunities to diagnose lung cancer.

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Exclusive: National radiology review launched over 'significant backlog' fears

The Care Quality Commission has launched a national review of radiology capacity after it found “significant backlogs of radiology reporting in some trusts.”


Trusts must reduce deficits by two-thirds to hit official forecast

NHS trusts must reduce their combined monthly deficit to £107m to meet the official forecast figures in the second half of 2017-18, after recording a monthly deficit of almost £300m in the first half of the year.

Mark Cubbon

New trust chief prepared to 'take a hit' on funding over winter

An acute trust is preparing for winter by reducing elective inpatient orthopaedic work for up to six months despite knowing its finances will “take a hit”, its chief executive has said.

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Patient died after being discharged with pencil inside them

An inquest will be held after a hospital discharged a patient despite staff knowing he had a 17cm object inside him, which turned out to be a pencil that later killed him.

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New chair for hospital trust following Sir Ian Carruthers' departure

A challenged acute trust has appointed a new chair after Sir Ian Carruthers left this summer.

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Beleaguered trust forced to revise finance plan after 'significant slippage'

A struggling trust tasked with making savings worth nearly 7 per cent of its income is set to submit a revised finance plan after “significant slippage” in its efficiency schemes.

Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust

Revealed: 21 trusts consistently underperforming on A&E

There are 21 trusts whose performance against the four hour emergency target has been consistently below 85 per cent since April, HSJ analysis reveals.

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New chief of struggling trust 'not shying away' from challenges

Portsmouth Hospitals Trust will start using a new acute medical model next month in a bid to improve emergency waiting times at the beleaguered provider.

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

'Sobering' CQC report exposes multiple failings at hospital trust

Inspectors have highlighted a string of failings at Portsmouth Hospitals Trust, including two patients who should have been placed on specialist wards dying after staff failed to recognise their needs.

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Thousands of patients put at risk after waiting list blunders

An acute hospital trust has launched a review of its patient records after external advisers warned thousands of people may have been put at risk of clinical harm due to missed follow-up appointments.