Medway NHS Foundation Trust


Javid approves hospital reconfiguration after two year delay

Sajid Javid has given the go-ahead to a controversial stroke reconfiguration, more than two years after plans were agreed by the NHS locally.

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Trust warns it could lose junior doctors

An acute trust is warning that some of its junior doctors could be withdrawn, putting patient safety at risk.


HSJ Value Awards 2021: Acute Service Redesign Initiative

The Consultant Nurse wrote and delivered a workforce strategy that over a five-year period would transform the capability and career potential of the nursing workforce. Workforce development was supported through the delivery of two interlinked work-based courses. Learning outcomes focused on facilitating evidence-based practice which improved senior decision-making, patient outcomes ...


Four ICSs and four trusts placed in new ‘special measures’ regime

Four health systems have been put into NHS England’s replacement for the special measures regime, as well as four more acute trusts.

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Regulator criticises covid-hit trust over infection control

Concerns have been raised about a trust’s approach to infection prevention and control issues — more than a year into the pandemic — including that it stopped screening those arriving at the hospital entrances for covid after 5pm.

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Medway chief executive to join NHS Confederation

The chief executive who is leaving Medway Foundation Trust is to take up a new role at the NHS Confederation.

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Medical leader made chief exec at trust hard hit by covid

The medical director of a successful foundation trust is being brought in to run Medway Foundation Trust for 18 months.

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HSJ podcast: What the PM’s new health team means for the NHS

Boris Johnson has appointed a new health adviser, well known to NHS health policy circles. Samantha Jones – former NHS England director and hospital chief – is to leave the private sector and move into the civil service.

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Chief to leave trust at centre of winter covid surge

The chief executive of one of the NHS’ most troubled trusts is to leave shortly — a few weeks after a critical Care Quality Commission report into its emergency department services.

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Patients left waiting after specialist trust closed outpost centre 20 miles away

Scores of patients have been left waiting more than a year for treatment and hundreds more making lengthy journeys, after a specialist foundation trust closed its outpost treatment centre based in another trust 20 miles away.

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Updated: CEO’s email ‘contributed to low morale’ at covid-hit A&E

Staff at a hard-pressed accident and emergency department were left feeling demoralised and unsupported by the actions of the senior leadership team, the Care Quality Commission has found.

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CQC intervenes at trust hardest hit by covid

The Care Quality Commission has issued a warning notice over emergency care delays — particularly ambulance handovers — to one of the trusts hardest hit by coronavirus pressures in recent months.

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Pandemic’s role blamed for trust’s 1,955 mixed-sex ward breaches

East Kent University Hospitals Foundation Trust reported 1,955 mixed sex accommodation breaches in November, the month before the new variant of the virus caused a huge increase in covid admissions across the county.


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.


HSJ’s 10 most read stories of 2020

As 2020 draws to a close, HSJ takes a look at its most read stories of the year.


Hour-plus ambulance to A&E transfers double in a week

The number of ambulance handovers taking longer than an hour have almost doubled in just one week, the latest figures have revealed.


10 new hospital vaccine sites revealed

Ten more hospitals are to start giving the Pfizer covid vaccine, including two in coronavirus ‘hot spots’.


Four trusts cancel planned operations as covid pressures mount

All non-urgent elective operations are being postponed for at least two weeks in a health system still seeing significant and growing pressure from coronavirus.


Three trusts in high risk areas no longer getting covid vaccine this week

Several trusts serving areas with high rates of covid will not be getting any vaccine this week, having been removed from a national list of “hub” sites where the first doses are to be given.

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Trust becomes first to see half its beds occupied by covid patients during second wave

More than half of the beds at a trust serving an area with some of the UK’s highest covid rates are now occupied by patients with the disease.