Thousands of disabled children who need a wheelchair are still being forced to wait more than four months from the time of their referral to the equipment being delivered, an exclusive HSJ analysis of official data has revealed.
A foundation trust chief has said the provider is “naturally disappointed” that commissioners look set to ditch plans for a new acute hospital.
Southern Health Foundation Trust has confirmed it is considering divesting itself of its community services provision – which accounts for a third of its turnover – ahead of a procurement for a new integrated model of care.
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Building a critical treatment hospital remains “the most sensible solution” to ensure the sustainability of acute services in mid and north Hampshire, the region’s newest trust chief executive has said.
The organisations in the running to win one of the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017 at have been revealed.
The leaders of one sustainability and transformation plan have been told by NHS England and NHS Improvement it is “highly unlikely” they will get the capital they have asked for to execute it.
Mary Edwards, the chief executive of Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust for more than a decade, has announced she will stand down at the end of the year.
With the Year of Care capitation tariff attracting global interest, capitation budgets are becoming a mainstream need for seamless care of patients with long term conditions
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Southern Health Foundation Trust has formally accepted responsibility for the death of Connor Sparrowhawk, and accepted it made “unlawful acts and ommissions” in relation to the teenager’s death.
Failures by Southern Health Foundation Trust to investigate and learn from the deaths of people with learning disabilities are probably replicated in “lots of hospitals” across the country, an NHS England official has said.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
STRUCTURE: Solent Trust has dropped its bid to be a foundation trust.
WORKFORCE: A regional director at Monitor has been appointed to join one of the new care model “vanguard” sites.
Clinical commissioning groups’ efficiency targets have risen by over a quarter this year in a sign that the financial strain on the health service is moving beyond the provider sector.
STRUCTURE: Vascular services in south Hampshire should be concentrated in a specialist centre at University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust, an expert review has concluded.
Neglect contributed to the death of a teenager who drowned in the bath while in the care of Southern Health Foundation Trust, an inquest has found.
COMMERCIAL: Planning approval has been granted for a new hospital build in Hampshire, despite local clinical commissioning groups’ doubts about the affordability of the reconfiguration project.
STRUCTURE: A long running and controversial process to reconfigure vascular services in south Hampshire has resumed this week with the dispatch of a specialist team to assess services in Southampton and Portsmouth.