An NHS trust badly affected by Carillion’s liquidation can “do no more” to get construction work restarted on its already delayed new £350m hospital, its chief executive has admitted.
The sustainability and transformation partnership leader for the Black Country and west Birmingham is stepping down.
HSJ approached the 29 pathology networks proposed by NHS Improvement to ask if local trusts had signed up. In most cases the proposed “hub” trust was able to answer on behalf of its network.
Less than half of areas have so far fully agreed to NHS Improvement’s plans to set up a regional pathology network, HSJ analysis has revealed.
Four trusts pursing a major pathology services merger in the West Midlands may reduce the number of staff working across them by more than a third, HSJ has learned.
A former director for NHS Improvement has been appointed as chief executive of a trust in special measures.
A West Midlands trust has managed to improve its quality rating from inadequate to requires improvement but remains in special measures.
More than a quarter of hospital trusts are now routinely delaying payments to their suppliers because of cash flow problems, analysis by HSJ reveals.
A trust in the West Midlands is expected to have its overall rating upgraded from inadequate to requires improvement, but will keep the inadequate rating for its struggling maternity services, HSJ has learned.
A struggling trust in the West Midlands is set to replace almost half of its executive board roles.
The chief executive of an inadequate rated trust has been appointed to lead a neighbouring trust going through a merger.
A trust that was recently criticised over the “oppressive” culture within its maternity department ran a “normal birth” campaign earlier this year, HSJ can reveal.
A trust in the West Midlands has been issued with enforcement action by the Care Quality Commission following concerns about an “oppressive” culture in its maternity department.
There are 21 trusts whose performance against the four hour emergency target has been consistently below 85 per cent since April, HSJ analysis reveals.
Another trust in the West Midlands has raised concerns over under pressure neurology services with hundreds of people waiting for an appointment.
A struggling trust in the West Midlands was threatened with enforcement action over the staffing levels and culture in its maternity service, HSJ has learned.
The chief executives of trusts rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission have been in post much longer than those rated inadequate – several of whom have stayed less than a year, HSJ analysis confirms.
A trust’s stroke services deemed “unsustainable” by commissioners are set to be taken over by a neighbouring provider.
A trust in the West Midlands cancelled elective operations for three weeks in March in a bid to meet its financial targets set by NHS Improvement.