East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

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Stroke unit shutting down early after losing staff

A Kent stroke unit is to close seven months earlier than planned, as the loss of staff is putting patient safety at risk.

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Waiting times reach 23 weeks as admissions falter

Elective waiting times have risen from 22 weeks to 23 weeks over the last 14 months, and there is still no end in sight. The target, of course, is just 18 weeks.

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Sir David’s troubled trust rejects centre’s saving plan

One of the country’s most troubled hospital trusts, which is chaired by former NHS England chief executive Sir David Nicholson, has rejected regulators’ request for it to rein in its large deficit.

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More infection cases to be assigned to trusts

The number of cases of C difficile reported by hospitals is expected to increase after changes in how cases are measured.

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Revealed: The trusts failing to meet national efficiency targets

NHS trusts continue to miss targets aimed at helping hospitals spend millions of pounds more effectively, HSJ can reveal.

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Staff survey analysis: Best and worst hospitals in each area for staff recommending care

Below is a breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts performance on the NHS staff survey, according to the share of employees who would recommend their organisation for work or care.

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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.

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'Outlier' trust addresses cancer service concerns

A trust has made changes to its lung cancer service after concerns patients were much less likely to access chemotherapy and other anti-cancer therapies than elsewhere in the country.

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Revealed: The trusts where A&E has slipped most

Waiting time performance for major emergency admissions at one London trust has deteriorated by 29 percentage points in the last two years, HSJ can reveal.

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Hospital reconfiguration faces delays as costs soar

A shake-up of emergency and specialist services between three hospitals in Kent is facing delays and is expected to cost far more than originally thought.

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Revealed: The winners and losers of government's £2.9bn capital pot

Two out of three requests from NHS trusts for capital investment have so far been rejected under the government’s new funding regime, analysis by HSJ suggests.

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Trust spot purchasing beds after ending deal with 'inadequate' home

An NHS trust has been forced to spot purchase beds after it pulled out of a contract with a care home ahead of criticism from the Care Quality Commission.

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Children's services rated 'inadequate' after staff raise concerns

Children’s and young people’s services at a major acute trust have been rated “inadequate” after concerns from staff prompted the Care Quality Commission to carry out an unannounced inspection.

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Regional stroke plans given the green light

Controversial plans to create three hyperacute stroke units in Kent and Medway have been approved, but could still face a judicial review.

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Former union boss made interim hospital chair

A former union boss has been appointed interim chair of a London district general hospital.

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Health staff could be asked to sleep at work after Brexit

NHS staff in the south east of England could be asked to sleep at their workplace if travel is disrupted because of Brexit, under plans being drawn up by one trust.

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Pilot surgery service to close treatment gap

East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust could become one of the first hospitals to offer thrombectomies for stroke patients outside a neuroscience centre as part of a six-month pilot.

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Trust seeks £34m in emergency capital

A trust is seeking £34m in emergency capital funding to help tackle its ailing infrastructure.

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Infection measures reviewed after baby’s death

A trust has reviewed infection prevention and control measures after a premature baby was infected with pseudomonas in a neonatal intensive care unit.

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STP could miss planned deficit by more than £35m

The Kent and Medway health economy is likely to end the year with a net deficit of at least £113m, nearly £36m worse than previously forecast.