Halton and St Helens PCT

Halton CCG sets aside £0.5m for ‘hub and spoke’ rehab service

FINANCE: Halton clinical commissioning group will contribute £551,000 to the development of a “hub and spoke” rehabilitation service organised across three hospitals, its 2013-15 commissioning strategy states.

Four directors appointed for Merseyside LAT

WORKFORCE: The NHS Commissioning Board has appointed four directors for its Merseyside Local Area Team.

Joint MD appointed to Cheshire and Merseyside CSUs

WORKFORCE: Tim Andrews has been announced as managing director of the Merseyside Commissioning Support Unit.

St Helens and Knowsley FT bid 'escalated' to Department of Health

PERFORMANCE: St Helens and Knowsley’s bid for foundation trust status has been “escalated” for Department of Health scrutiny, after the trust’s progress along the FT pipeline was red-rated for three months in a row.

Incomplete pathways increase at NHS Halton and St Helens

PERFORMANCE: Halton and St Helens PCT has seen an increase in patients waiting for treatment, with 7 per cent more than planned in April, shows a report to the NHS Merseyside PCT cluster.

Breaches of cancer wait at Halton and St Helens

PERFORMANCE: Halton and St Helens PCT failed to hit a target to ensure 85 per cent of all cancer patients are treated within two months of urgent GP referral in April, show PCT cluster board papers.

Warrington and Halton Hospitals takes over former ISTC

STRUCTURE: The trust this week reported that it has received formal confirmation that it has acquired the Cheshire and Merseyside NHS Treatment Centre and will be using it to provide its main orthopaedic surgical services.

Organ donation campaign sees results at St Helens and Knowsley

PERFORMANCE: St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals Trust had three organ donors in 2011-12, resulting in eight organ donations, a report to its May board meeting states.

Four MSA breaches at Aintree in March, commissioners report

PERFORMANCE: The trust had four unjustified breaches of the national bar on mixed sex accomodation in March, commissioner board papers show.

MSA breaches at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital

PERFORMANCE: The trust had eight breaches of the national bar on mixed sex accomodation in March, according to its commissioners latest performance report.

Amber-red rating maintained for St Helens & Knowsley FT bid

STRUCTURE: The status of St Helens and Knowsley’s bid for foundation trust status remained at amber-red in April, latest NHS North of England board papers show.

Amber-red rating for St Helens and Knowsley FT bid

PERFORMANCE: NHS North of England’s latest provider development report rates the trust’s foundation trust bid as amber-red.

St Helens and Knowsley finances red-rated by SHA

FINANCE: The trust’s financial position at the end of November was given a ‘red’ risk rating in its strategic health authority’s latest finance report.

Fourteen CCGs in North of England have structure problem

STRUCTURE: NHS North of England has highlighted problems with the structure of 14 prospective clinical commissioning groups in the patch, including one in Wirral of which prominent GP commissioner James Kingsland is a member.

St Helen’s and Knowsley cuts income forecast

FINANCE: The Trust income forecast for 2011-12 worsened by a net £300k in October to £1.6m below plan for the year, according to its latest finance report.

St Helens and Knowsley October admitted RTT performance third lowest in North West

PERFORMANCE: The trust registered the third-lowest performance in the North West against a key waiting target for admitted patients in October, latest Department of Health data shows.

Halton and St Helens ahead on savings but with 'gap' in full-year plans

FINANCE: Delivery of £750,000 savings in the fifth month of 2011-12 left the primary care trust ahead of schedule for its saving programme this year, with £13.9m saved so far this year, its PCT cluster finance report stated.

Southport and Ormskirk above target for MRSA infections

PERFORMANCE: The trust has exceeded its annual target limit for MRSA infections, its commissioners have reported.

Readmissions above target limit at Halton and St Helens

PERFORMANCE: The primary care trust latest performance report shows 8.65 per cent emergency readmissions within 30 days of discharge, against a target of less than five per cent.

Podiatry and adult hearing services to be opened to competition in Merseyside

STRUCTURE: Podiatry, musculoskeletal and adult hearing services will be opened up to competition from any qualified provider by NHS Liverpool in 2012, according to a new “AQP map” published by the Department of Health.