Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Suzanne Rankin

Trust CEO to leave for Welsh health board

The chief executive of a South Eastern trust is leaving to run one of the largest NHS organisations in Wales.

Patients waiting

Trust reviewing harm to 175 patients after referrals breakdown

An acute trust has apologised after nearly 1,000 patients, almost 200 of which were urgent cases, faced delays due to a breakdown of referral systems.


Watchdog forced to hand over NHS staff names in safety failure cases

A national safety watchdog has been forced to release almost 100 pieces of evidence, including from NHS staff, after being ordered to by courts.


Revealed: the nine hospital trusts where covid patients fill at least half the beds

Nine English NHS trusts now have at least half their adult acute beds occupied by covid-positive patients, with admissions still growing in every case.

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Incorrect covid tests spark harm review for staff and patients

Trusts are carrying out harm reviews after a ‘contamination issue’ affecting hundreds of samples resulted in some staff and patients being wrongly told they had coronavirus, HSJ can reveal.


Hospital chief executive joins NHS track and trace effort

A new chief executive has joined the NHS track and trace team with immediate effect.

Innovation and technology

First ‘digital aspirant’ trusts revealed by NHSX

Twenty-three trusts will share a £28m pot of technology funding as part of the first wave of “digital aspirant” providers, NHSX has announced.

Royal Surrey

Trust stops making cancer drugs after criticism from regulator

An acute trust is to abandon manufacturing its own radiopharmaceuticals after a regulator said it needed more quality improvement work and better facilities.


Prisoners face 'year-long' waits for hospital beds

Prisoners are waiting for as long as a year to access secure beds in psychiatric hospitals, despite guidance stating they should be transferred within 14 days.

Hospital beds

Trust could face 'catastrophic' situation over outdated equipment

A hospital trust has warned it could face a “catastrophic” situation through the contamination of outdated equipment.

Construction plans

Trusts get land sale benefit days before ban

Two hospitals have significantly boosted their headline financial performance by completing a £43m land sale just days before new regulations would have prevented this.

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Teaching hospital outsources long waiters

A hospital trust is to outsource more than 100 surgeries as it tries to bring its waiting list under control.

Brexit puzzle

Exclusive: NHS trusts dismiss Brexit impact on staff retention

NHS trusts are not expecting disruption to services caused by EU staff leaving because of Brexit, according to analysis by HSJ.


Staff survey analysis: Trusts with the highest and lowest levels of discrimination

The annual staff survey has shown a steady increase in discrimination since 2015. Below is a breakdown of the trusts with the highest and lowest percentages of staff experiencing discrimination at work in the last 12 months, comparing 2017 to 2018.

pharma clinical trial

Trust postpones trials after regulator partially suspends licence

A trust has been unable to start some new cancer trials as planned after regulators partially suspended its licence to manufacture medicines.

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Trust takes action after slump in stroke performance

A hospital trust has increased its number of stroke beds after only 40 per cent of patients were admitted to a specialist unit within four hours.


GIRFT announces first mental health clinical lead

The Getting It Right First Time programme has today announced four new clinical leads, including its first for the mental health sector.


Hospital review after prison labour leads to stillbirth

A hospital is changing some of its procedures after the stillbirth of a baby whose mother was transferred from a local prison during labour.

Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Trust considers contract notice over sale of BMI Healthcare

A trust is reviewing an agreement with private operator BMI Healthcare in a bid to retain more control if the company gets new owners.