The south west has become the third region to record twice the number of covid positive hospital patients seen at the height of the first peak of the pandemic.
A pair of major London hospitals are decanting patients to central London sites as the region asks trusts to ‘super surge’ their critical care capacity, HSJ understands.
NHS England and senior clinical leaders in London are ‘profoundly uncomfortable’ that some routine elective care is continuing in private hospitals, while the NHS faces ‘unthinkable’ pressures from coronavirus.
Barts Health Trust has declared the sickest covid-19 patients along with emergency care and trauma admissions will be seen at the Royal London Hospital to give other hospitals in the group ‘breathing space’.
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.
Very long waits for emergency hospital care have surged in London since mid December, due to a rapid rise in covid-19 admissions combined with limited capacity, according to figures leaked to HSJ.
Hospital chief executives and senior NHS workers were among those included in the New Year’s Honours list.
Cancer surgery in London is under threat as rising covid admissions put pressure on services that no longer have back-up capacity from the independent sector, HSJ has learned.
The number of people likely to have caught covid-19 in NHS hospitals in England has risen by more than a third in the last week.
The number of ambulance handovers taking longer than an hour have almost doubled in just one week, the latest figures have revealed.
One of England’s largest hospital trusts has been forced to divert ambulances and cancel operations, after seeing a very steep increase in covid-19 admissions over the past week.
Nearly 10,000 patients have been waiting more than a year for treatment at a major London trust, with a further 10,000 waiting between nine and 12 months, leaked data shows.
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Taxpayers may have to make up for millions of pounds lost in NHS private patient income during the covid pandemic, HSJ can reveal.
University Hospitals Birmingham FT has become the first trust to record more than 1,000 deaths from covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, new data has revealed.
London’s NHS is attempting to fast track the creation of centralised surgical hubs for each of its five health systems in a bid to recover spiralling waiting lists and long waits, HSJ understands.
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Alwen Williams, the chief executive of Barts Health Trust, was part of an expert panel that discussed what the NHS has learnt from the pandemic and how it will shape future practice.
Over one hundred trusts will share a £300m capital fund to support coronavirus-related upgrades to emergency departments ahead of winter, the prime minister has announced today.
Hospital and GP leaders in east London have warned problems with the capital’s e-referral system have become a ‘critically urgent matter’.
Three trusts in east London have agreed to consolidate much of their routine pathology work on a single “hub” site.
Nearly £350m was earmarked by NHS England/Improvement for spending on England’s Nightingale hospitals, according to newly published contracts.
A third of the doctors employed by Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust have written to management calling on them to rethink a controversial outsourcing deal.
London’s Nightingale Hospital is to be mothballed until a second peak, after seeing only a fraction of the patients first envisaged.
Intensive care capacity in London will be doubled on a permanent basis following the coronavirus pandemic, according to the chief executive of the city’s temporary Nightingale hospital.
The availability of dialysis equipment used to treat more than a quarter of ventilated covid-19 patients has reached “critical” levels, HSJ has learned.
Oxygen shortages and difficulties in expanding storage quickly are now a major problem for hospital bosses dealing with covid-19 patients, HSJ has been told.
Extensive details of the clinical model for the new Nightingale Hospital in east London have been seen by HSJ — including the criteria for admitting patients and expected difficulties in transferring patients from other acute sites.
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NHS chiefs have chosen Cerner as the electronic record provider for the new Nightingale Hospital in London.
The first members of the leadership team at the NHS’ flagship covid-19 treatment centre have been revealed.
The NHS and Army’s project to convert London’s ExCel into a 4,000-bed field hospital — a plan of unprecedented scale for this country — is grappling with major clinical and cultural tensions, as well as the huge logistical challenge, ahead of its official opening next week.
Seventy-two trusts had recorded at least one coronavirus death on Sunday, an increase of 15 on Friday.
St Bartholomew’s Hospital is to be the emergency electives centre for the London region as part of a major reorganisation to cope with the coronavirus outbreak, HSJ understands.
Several of the largest trusts in England appear unlikely to hit their financial “control totals”, after signalling they will need to review their year-end forecasts.
Six providers set to receive major public investment in new hospital buildings may struggle to afford annual charges on their new assets, according to experts.
Providers are failing to recover tens of millions of pounds from overseas visitors despite a major clampdown on so-called health tourists.
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