A Kent stroke unit is to close seven months earlier than planned, as the loss of staff is putting patient safety at risk.
Two healthcare systems in the South East have appointed independent chairs.
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.
Controversial plans to create three hyperacute stroke units in Kent and Medway have been approved, but could still face a judicial review.
Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.
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.
A former primary care trust chief executive has been appointed chair of a financially-challenged acute trust.
Controversial plans to halve the number of hospitals admitting stroke patients in Kent and Medway could face judicial review after mounting concerns from councillors about the proposals.
Seven hub trusts and 27 partners have been selected to be part of a high profile new genomic test network, but will not be fully operational for a further 18 months.
A trust has been taken out of financial special measures after over two years – because it has reduced its underlying deficit by £15m and is making progress on efficiency and productivity savings.
A third of acute trusts routinely break the law by paying their suppliers late, HSJ can reveal.
Proposals to replace six stroke units with three new hyper acute stroke facilities across Kent and Medway have been revealed.
An acute trust paid an interim manager more than £300,000 for six months work – despite a national crackdown on excessive pay rates, HSJ can reveal.
A trust which has seen its 62 day cancer target performance slump to less than 54 per cent has been ordered to provide a report for the national cancer director Cally Palmer.
The departing chief executive of a hospital trust has called for an increase in the pace of change in health services in the area.
Acute trusts across Kent have agreed to create a joint venture to deliver a single pathology service for the county, despite years of work, developing two services in the county.
The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch will not achieve national coverage of maternity incidents until March next year, it has told HSJ.
Waiting times rose again, and the longest waits were hardest hit. Continued, severe and widespread capacity pressures are the likely culprit. By Rob Findlay
Over one year waiters shot up by 20 per cent, as admission rates slumped in the face of record A&E pressures.