Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


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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‘Severe pressures’ driving two-month waits for urgent scans

A trust in the Midlands has cited ‘severe pressures’ on its imaging department which mean patients are waiting more than two months for urgent scans that should normally happen within two weeks.


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.


Ambulance trust reveals patient’s death amid handover delays row

An ambulance trust has highlighted the death of a woman which it says was due to “being delayed on the back of an ambulance”, just two days after it warned that lives were ‘at risk’ from long handovers.

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New boss drafted in as scandal-hit unit suspends staff

Several staff at a trust which is at the centre of a major maternity scandal have been placed on leave, while a new interim head of midwifery has been drafted in.

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Maternity services to be quality checked as £95m pledged to improve safety

Trusts will be visited by NHS England and Improvement maternity advisers to achieve ‘sustainable improvement’ in the wake of the Shrewsbury and Telford care scandal.

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Scandal-hit trust partnered with ‘outstanding’ care provider

The trust at the centre of one of the biggest maternity scandals in recent years has been partnered with another trust in the Midlands to drive improvements.


Can digital technology help embed a strong patient safety culture?

The benefits of digital tools to patient safety can extend far beyond supporting better decision making, as an HSJ and Capsule Technologies webinar discussed

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Trusts told to make immediate improvements after maternity scandal report

NHS England has ordered trusts to make immediate improvements to maternity safety following the publication of the report into the Shrewsbury and Telford maternity scandal.

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Trusts should have 'oversight' of neighbouring providers, says damning safety review

A report into 250 cases of poor maternity care at a scandal hit trust has found ‘a lack of kindness and compassion’ from midwifery staff.


Exclusive: Trust CEO subject to ‘fit and proper person’ review

The chief executive of University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust is facing a fit and proper persons review following a critical employment tribunal hearing,HSJ  can reveal.

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CQC describes ‘normalisation’ of poor care at scandal hit trust

The Care Quality Commission has warned of a ‘normalisation of poor care’ by staff in its latest damning report on Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital’s Trust.


Chair of failing trust replaced as NHSI brokers support from major FT

A failing trust is to be given “targeted support” from a major teaching hospital in a bid to improve its services.

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Nearly 2,000 cases unearthed by inquiry into maternity scandal at trust

The independent inquiry into poor maternity care at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust has closed to new cases as the numbers reached more than 1,800.

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Exclusive: CQC in 'urgent discussions' over trust’s future

The Care Quality Commission has revealed it is holding “urgent discussions” over the future of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, HSJ can reveal.

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Police launch investigation into maternity scandal trust

Police have launched a criminal investigation into maternity services at a scandal-hit trust in the West Midlands.


Revealed: The trusts with the biggest drop in referrals

Referrals for treatment fell by 70 per cent during covid-19 lockdown, new data has shown.

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Scandal-hit trust rated ‘inadequate’ again

A scandal-hit hospital trust has been rated “inadequate” for the second time in a row, after inspectors found serious patient safety concerns at its two emergency departments.


CQC considers remote monitoring for troubled trusts during covid-19 crisis

The Care Quality Commission is considering monitoring a handful of the NHS’ most challenged trusts “remotely” during the covid-19 pandemic, the watchdog has told HSJ.

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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.