Auditors find Herefordshire designed system to work with PCT but CCG did not want to retain project
WORKFORCE: 2gether Foundation Trust has appointed two new non-executive directors as its new chair also takes up post.
A new purpose built £380,000 endoscopy unit has been opened at Ross Community Hospital in Herefordshire staffed and managed by Wye Valley Trust.
COMMERCIAL: Wye Valley Trust has installed a new CT scanner for patients in Herefordshire with improved quality imaging and reduced exposure to radiation.
FINANCE: The four PCTs making up the West Mercia Cluster are on track to deliver against their financial targets to break even and hit the control total surplus agreed with NHS Midlands and the East strategic health authority cluster.
FINANCE: The renegotiating of contracts with commissioners has seen Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust report an in month surplus of £199,000 at the end of January, reducing the year to date deficit to £781,000.
FINANCE: The West Mercia Primary Care Trust cluster has provided additional funding to ensure that Wye Valley Trust meets the 18 week referral to treatment target in all specialties.
PERFORMANCE: Wye Valley Trust received a mortality outlier alert from the Care Quality Commission in November.
WORKFORCE: A review of mental health services in Herefordshire has found many services were suffering from long term understaffing.
FINANCE: Wye Valley Trust has warned its cashflow position remains “precarious” and it may not be able to pay its bills on time.
STRUCTURE: Wye Valley Trust will take over provision of health services for Herefordshire residents with learning disabilities from 2gether Foundation Trust.
FINANCE: NHS Herefordshire has been supporting Wye Valley Trust with its private finance intitiative payments and “without prejudice” payments for activity above plan.
WORKFORCE: A new medical director has been appointed to the West Mercia cluster of primary care trusts.
PERFORMANCE: Wye Valley Trust has had its C difficile trajectory for 2011-12 increased from 21 to 38 cases for following an outbreak.
FINANCE: Wye Valley Trust could run out of cash this August if its revenue performance does not improve.
PERFORMANCE: NHS Herefordshire remains significantly far away from achieving the target for 80 per cent of stroke patients’ time to be spent on a stroke unit.
PERFORMANCE: Wye Valley Trust, England’s first organisation to to provide integrated acute, community and social care services, has released savings of almost £400,000 a month through reductions in delayed transfer of care.
PERFORMANCE: NHS Gloucestershire Care Services has introduced changes to protocols for its health visitor, mental health and substance misuse services following the death of a 14-month child.
COMMERCIAL: NHS Herefordshire has set up a joint venture company with Wye Valley Trust and Herefordshire Council to provide support services.
STRUCTURE: Hereford Hospitals Trust has received the go-ahead from health secretary Andrew Lansley to become the first organisation in England to provide integrated health and social services previously provided separately by the local authority, acute trust and primary care trust.