A single trust had 8 per cent of all hospital deaths from covid in England in one week – and is blaming a “second peak”.
Two parents who have lost babies are to act as specialist advisers to an investigation into maternity and neonatal services in East Kent, which is beginning its work.
A hospital is to stop providing acute stroke services from the end of this month after all but one of its specialist stroke nurses handed in their notice.
A maternity department at the centre of an inquiry into baby deaths has been rated ‘requires improvement’ by the Care Quality Commission.
Trusts across Kent and Medway have drawn back from changes to pathology services which could have led to greater centralisation and even outsourcing.
A trust with deep-rooted problems in its maternity service had to close one of its two units — which are nearly 40 miles apart — to new births 111 times in four years, HSJ can reveal.
A hospital trust’s reaction to fundamental concerns about its maternity services was “inappropriately slow”, according to a report released yesterday.
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.
Campaigners fighting a regional centralisation of stroke services have lost their judicial review.
Midwives at the hospital trust at the centre of a maternity investigation were having to make decisions on the treatment of high risk women which should have been made by doctors, the Care Quality Commission found in an inspection last month.
NHS England and Improvement will commission an independent inquiry into maternity services at East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust, junior health minister Nadine Dorries has announced.
The cost of a planned hospital reconfiguration in Kent has rocketed, with one option now estimated to cost twice as much as forecast 18 months ago.
A trust at the centre of a maternity care scandal is calling in an “external senior clinician” to review how it has responded to concerns raised by the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology four years ago.
A royal college’s review of quality concerns at a pathology service — first approved in September 2018 — has yet to get underway, HSJ has been told.
Surgery for aortic aneurysms has been moved out of a hospital ahead of schedule, following an emergency reconfiguration of services caused by staff shortages.
The Care Quality Commission and the Healthcare Safety Investigations Branch have been told to produce reports on a scandal-hit maternity service within two weeks.
A director at KPMG is set to take over as the accountable officer for the single clinical commissioning group due to be formed in Kent and Medway, which will be the largest outside London.
A string of failures amounting to neglect led to the death of a new-born baby, a coroner has ruled today.
The Care Quality Commission is considering the prosecution of a hospital trust facing allegations of poor maternity care, HSJ can reveal.
The Care Quality Commission has said it only saw a damning report into a series of failings in a trust’s maternity services three years after it was written.