Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Trusts taken to court after dropping estates firm over Grenfell link

Two NHS trusts have been taken to court after pulling out of a multimillion pound estates partnership over concerns about an estates management company’s links to a Grenfell Tower contractor.

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Waiting times blow out to 22 weeks as elective admissions falter

Waiting times rose again, and the longest waits were hardest hit. Continued, severe and widespread capacity pressures are the likely culprit. By Rob Findlay

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Long waits soar as hospitals struggle to admit

Over one year waiters shot up by 20 per cent, as admission rates slumped in the face of record A&E pressures.

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Managers who 'cross moral line' will be barred, warns NHS Improvement chair

NHS Improvement chair Baroness Harding has called for a much “firmer” fit and proper person test and pledged the regulator would stop “recycling” senior NHS managers who cross “a moral line”.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

Following the Money: £780m bonanza for trusts that stay on target

HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black.

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Highest and lowest trusts in each area for staff witnessing care mistakes

A breakdown by area of acute trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2017 NHS staff survey.

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NHS Improvement investigation exposes 'deep cultural issues' at trust

An independent investigation into Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust has described “deep systemic cultural issues” at the organisation.

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In full: Pathology network proposals

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.

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Hospital chair resigns after serious problems exposed

The chair of an embattled NHS trust has resigned after a series of governance and cultural problems were exposed at the organisation.

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A&E department bullying and 'tribal divisions' exposed

A bullying culture at Wirral University Hospital’s emergency department has been allowed to persist for years with a lack of action by senior managers, according to an internal report.

Andy Cowper

Cowper’s Cut: The meaning of meaning

Andy Cowper attempts to find out what does the NHS mean ie what does it stand for.

Shaun lintern expert briefing

Lintern's Risk Register: Chair must go for trust to move on from governance disaster

Everything you need to stay up to date on patient safety and workforce, plus my take on the most important under the radar stories.

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Exclusive: Director resigns over 'complete governance breakdown'

A non-executive director at troubled Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust has resigned with immediate effect amid a deepening crisis at the trust, including a “complete breakdown of relationships” at board level.

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Shocking deterioration in RTT waiting times

Elective RTT waiting times shot up by over a week in December, in the fastest monthly increase since 2010, notes Rob Findlay

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Revealed: Best and worst trusts for maternity care experience

Thirteen trusts are providing women with a poorer care experience than expected in more than one core area of maternity services, according to the latest data from the Care Quality Commission.

Baroness Dido Harding

NHS Improvement changes stance on Wirral inquiry publication

NHS Improvement has said there is a “strong presumption in favour” of it publishing the independent investigation into the regulator’s handling of concerns at the Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust.

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NHS Improvement could keep Wirral investigation secret

NHS Improvement has refused to commit to making public the independent investigation into the governance of Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust.

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Consultants threaten trust chair with 'no confidence' vote

The chair of Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust has been called to an extraordinary meeting of the trust’s consultant body and could face a vote of no confidence, HSJ has learned.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Time to bite the bullet on reconfiguration

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill. Contact me in confidence here, or by sending a direct message on Twitter.

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Exclusive: Leaked documents reveal bullying and management concerns at trust

Wirral University Teaching Hospital FT doctors reported high levels of bullying and “disconnect” from management, according to documents leaked to HSJ.