A merger is rarely a straightforward proposition. But the coming together of parts of the failing Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust with University Hospital of North Staffordshire Trust was naturally much more challenging than most. The stakes were high, with a large amount of attention fixed on the new organisation.
The attorney general’s office has backed a bid for a new inquest into the death of a three-year-old boy at Stafford Hospital following an alleged “cover up”.
The problems that University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust, and King’s College Foundation Trust and Lewisham and Greenwich are facing a direct consequence of the acquisitions they made when South London Healthcare Trust and Mid Staffs failed, says Robert Royce
The attorney general is considering granting a second inquest into the death of a three year old boy who died at Stafford Hospital after three independent experts have backed his parents and cast doubt on the original investigation.
The hospital trust at the centre of one of the worst care scandals in the NHS’s history will finally be dissolved tomorrow after three years as a shell organisation costing taxpayers £2.5m.
Trust leaders in the Midlands are seeking millions of pounds in extra financial support linked to the dissolution of Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust, HSJ has learned.
NHS organisations in Staffordshire are facing huge deficits after the Mid Staffordshire trust special administration process did not deliver a sustainable solution for the health economy.
Children’s lives were put at risk because of unsafe emergency services at Stafford Hospital, a review by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has warned.
An accident and emergency department will close in Staffordshire along with 100 community hospital beds, according to the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent sustainability and transformation plan.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
An independent investigation into the death of a three-year-old boy at Stafford Hospital in 2014 has called for a second inquest into his death and heavily criticised a “closed culture within the NHS”.
Commissioners and police have launched reviews into events surrounding the death of a three-year-old boy at Stafford Hospital. It comes amid claims that statements from health workers who witnessed his death have been falsified.
A West Midlands paramedic has been struck off after posting on Facebook that he hoped Julie Bailey, who helped expose poor care at Stafford Hospital, would suffer ‘a life threatening illness’.
PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission has rated University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust ‘requires improvement’.
The ‘failure regime’ for Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust overran its budget because the trust’s ‘special administrators’ had a weak negotiating position relative to neighbouring NHS organisations, a Monitor review has found.
STRUCTURE: Inpatient paediatric services at the former Stafford Hospital site have transferred to the nearby Royal Stoke and Wolverhampton hospitals today.
A leaked report has delivered a damning verdict on the NHS leadership in Staffordshire, describing the health economy as beset with an ‘oppressive culture’ and in ‘perpetual crisis mode’.
Surgical services and procedures requiring overnight inpatient stays have been transferred from the former Stafford Hospital to Royal Stoke University Hospital and Royal Wolverhampton Trust.
STRUCTURE: University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust has placed a £13.5m order for temporary buildings to expand its ward and operating theatre capacity, HSJ has been told.
The process established to dissolve Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust should be overhauled to make it more “financially efficient”, two of the chiefs taking over its services have said