Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Shaun lintern expert briefing

Lintern's Risk Register: Chair must go for trust to move on from governance disaster

Everything you need to stay up to date on patient safety and workforce, plus my take on the most important under the radar stories.

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Exclusive: Director resigns over 'complete governance breakdown'

A non-executive director at troubled Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust has resigned with immediate effect amid a deepening crisis at the trust, including a “complete breakdown of relationships” at board level.

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Shocking deterioration in RTT waiting times

Elective RTT waiting times shot up by over a week in December, in the fastest monthly increase since 2010, notes Rob Findlay

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Revealed: Best and worst trusts for maternity care experience

Thirteen trusts are providing women with a poorer care experience than expected in more than one core area of maternity services, according to the latest data from the Care Quality Commission.

Baroness Dido Harding

NHS Improvement changes stance on Wirral inquiry publication

NHS Improvement has said there is a “strong presumption in favour” of it publishing the independent investigation into the regulator’s handling of concerns at the Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust.

Ian Dalton

NHS Improvement could keep Wirral investigation secret

NHS Improvement has refused to commit to making public the independent investigation into the governance of Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust.

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Consultants threaten trust chair with 'no confidence' vote

The chair of Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust has been called to an extraordinary meeting of the trust’s consultant body and could face a vote of no confidence, HSJ has learned.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Time to bite the bullet on reconfiguration

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill. Contact me in confidence here, or by sending a direct message on Twitter.

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Exclusive: Leaked documents reveal bullying and management concerns at trust

Wirral University Teaching Hospital FT doctors reported high levels of bullying and “disconnect” from management, according to documents leaked to HSJ.

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NHS Improvement takes 'urgent action' over teaching trust governance

NHS Improvement has announced details of its formal investigation into Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust and its own handling of serious concerns raised by trust directors.

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Waiting times steady despite slowdown in admissions

Yet another large trust stopped reporting its referral to treatment data, which clouded the picture for the latest November figures and raised non-reported waiting lists to a new record.

Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust

Exclusive: Second cardiologist accused of sexual misconduct at Wirral

A cardiologist at Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust has been suspended pending investigation into allegations of misconduct of a sexual nature, HSJ can reveal.

Shaun lintern expert briefing

Lintern's Risk Register: NHS Improvement's lack of urgency at Wirral is a concern

Everything you need to stay up to date on patient safety and workforce, plus my take on the most important under the radar stories.

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Jobs withdrawn from former trust chief amid investigations

Former Wirral University Teaching Hospital chief executive David Allison has had his offer of a secondment with NHS Improvement withdrawn.

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Exclusive: Cardiologist at troubled trust dismissed after sexual harassment allegation

A consultant cardiologist at Wirral University Hospital Foundation Trust was dismissed for gross misconduct after allegations he had sexually harassed three junior doctors, HSJ has learned.

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Exclusive: Trust directors blew the whistle over chief executive

A leaked document obtained by HSJ has revealed senior executives at Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust blew the whistle to NHS Improvement over serious concerns relating to trust chief executive David Allison and chair Michael Carr.

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Long-serving hospital chief quits with 'immediate effect'

The chief executive of Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust, David Allison, has left the post with immediate effect, HSJ has learned.

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Exclusive: Trusts cancel estates deal over company's Grenfell link

Two NHS trusts have abandoned a procurement process due to concerns about the preferred bidder’s link to a contractor on Grenfell Tower, HSJ has learned.

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Trusts must reduce deficits by two-thirds to hit official forecast

NHS trusts must reduce their combined monthly deficit to £107m to meet the official forecast figures in the second half of 2017-18, after recording a monthly deficit of almost £300m in the first half of the year.

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Analysis by trust: Large majority provide less consultant access at weekends

The majority of trusts continue to provide patients with less access to consultants at the weekend compared to a weekday, new data reveals.