Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

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Care increasingly disrupted by building failures as NHS repair bill grows

Patient care is being disrupted by increasing numbers of infrastructure failures amid a continued rise in the cost of fixing outdated and potentially dangerous parts of the NHS estate, new figures show.

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Chief executive to run two trusts

Two trusts in the North West will share a chief executive and work in partnership to help secure “fragile” services.

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Paediatric Care Initiative of the Year

The Asthma and Wheeze Project is overseen by the integrated borough-based partnership “Tower Hamlets Together” and sought to significantly reduce non-elective admissions of children and young people with asthma and wheeze to the Royal London Hospital. As a system the project mapped the primary and secondary drivers for admissions and ...

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Diabetes Care Initiative of the Year

This was the development of a diabetes dashboard modelled on the National Diabetes Audit, which provided monthly updates on key care components. The data was displayed at both individual GP level as well as at a Locality level (now PCN level) and CCG level. Discussion about the dashboard was incorporated ...

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CEO move paves way for trust takeover

A hospital trust in the North West looks set to be taken over by a neighbour, as its chief executive is moving to the top job at a different provider.

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North by North West: ‘Our levels of trust are a million miles away from what we need’

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North by North West: Glimpsing the peak and surveying the wreckage

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Covid occupancy rates grow at outlier trusts while trend flattens nationally

The rate that England’s acute hospital beds are filling with covid patients has slowed down nationally — but a handful of trusts are still reporting growing occupancy rates despite four weeks of national lockdown.

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Fifty people each day catching covid in region’s hospitals

The North West region is now seeing around 50 new cases of coronavirus per day that are likely to have been caught in hospital by patients being treated for other conditions.

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Covid hospital deaths climb steeply in the North West, but plateau elsewhere

The number of coronavirus deaths in North West hospitals has started to climb steeply, following weeks of high infection rates in the community.

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Raft of covid service changes not being reversed

Significant changes to a range of services, including A&E, stroke and maternity, made amid the covid-19 crisis are set to remain into next year, an HSJ analysis of key projects has found.

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New trust CEO promises to be ‘advocate for diversity’

An NHS leader who worked in health development in Zimbabwe, Somaliland and Pakistan has promised to be a ‘strong advocate for diversity’ after being named chief executive of a northern trust.

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Revealed: The trusts which will struggle most to deliver quality care in 2020

The trusts which are likely to face the fiercest struggle to deliver quality care in the immediate future have been identified through an analysis carried out exclusively for HSJ.

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Exclusive: Trusts set to be let off £10bn debt

NHS providers that owe the government a combined £10bn would see the debts converted into a form of investment that does not have to be repaid, under plans being discussed by national leaders.

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The agenda for 2020

In this edition, North by North West outlines some the key priorities for the region in 2020.

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North by North West: Not copying Salford

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Trust appoints seventh CEO in four years

A small acute trust in the north west has appointed its seventh chief executive in four years.

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NHS trusts owe government £14bn

Heavily-indebted NHS providers are bidding to restructure their loans with the Department of Health and Social Care, albeit with little prospect of them being written off.

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Twenty big NHS building projects that need Boris’ cash

With the new prime minister poised to announce NHS building projects, HSJ has identified 20 of the most significant hospital infrastructure schemes that require big injections of capital funding, often to address pressing problems with care quality.

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Leadership Q&A: Southport and Ormskirk Hospital Trust

Neil Masom explains how the next chief executive will continue to lead a dramatic transformation of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital Trust.