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West Country Chronicle: ICSs go for continuity candidates

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Ambulance and trolley waits soar to record levels

Ambulance response times hit new lows last month, leaving heart attack and stroke patients waiting nearly an hour to be reached on average, despite the system having an 18-minute target for this cohort.

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West Country Chronicle: Another troubling waiting list

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Leak reveals hour-long ambulance delays have quadrupled in 12 months

Ambulance handover delays lasting more than 60 minutes have quadrupled compared to this time last year, according to internal NHS data.

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‘Trolley waits’ of 12 hours balloon to more than 5,000

Emergency departments reported more than 5,000 ‘trolley waits’ of at least 12 hours in September, the highest ever monthly total, and almost double the pre-covid record.

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Inappropriate payments to trust directors caused by ‘exceptional events’

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‘Considerable disquiet’ over lack of savings from £7m consultancy contract

There has been ‘considerable disquiet’ among board members of a beleaguered NHS trust over £7m of spending on a consultancy contract, which according to auditors has so far delivered ‘no tangible savings’.

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CEO returns from overseas to lead struggling trust

An acute trust struggling with governance issues has appointed a new chief executive from the Australian health system.

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Trust’s ‘new hospital’ bid replaced with upgraded unit

The government has downgraded an acute trust’s hospital redevelopment plan, HSJ can reveal.

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A&E performance hits record low despite fewer attendances

England’s accident and emergency performance has fallen to its lowest level since records began, data released this morning shows.

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CQC finds much-needed improvements after ‘never events’

Hospital inspectors have praised safety improvements at an acute trust which had been criticised for a string of never events over an eight-month period.

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Neighbouring ICSs plan single hospital IT system

Five trusts across two integrated care systems are drawing up plans to roll out a single electronic patient record funded by the government’s flagship infrastructure project.

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Under-scrutiny trust appoints interim CEO

An acute trust grappling with governance issues has appointed former Countess of Chester Hospital Foundation Trust chief executive Tony Chambers as interim CEO.

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NHSE suspects trust managers abused position and acted in their own interests

NHS England/Improvement has set out suspected major governance failings, and a breach of the management consultancy cap, by an acute trust.

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West Country Chronicle: Chiefs’ fears over staycation wave

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Trust acts after 'inappropriate' payments to board members

An acute trust is taking “remedial action” after an external investigation found thousands of pounds had been “incorrectly” paid to board members, HSJ can reveal.

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Struggling trusts halt work on merger

Two trusts mired in controversy over quality and governance issues have paused their planned merger, HSJ has learned.

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Trust director leaves after branding HR team ‘vengeful’

An acute trust’s HR director is leaving after a restructure of more than 130 staff prompted complaints of unfair treatment and scrutiny from a regulator, HSJ can reveal.

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Trust CEO quits after investigation uncovers ‘really concerning’ governance failings

The long-serving chief executive of a community and mental health trust has resigned, amid official reviews into allegations of multiple financial and governance failings, HSJ has learned.