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.
HSJ’s unique analysis shows the spread of hospital deaths confirmed as coronavirus cases to date, by trust and area, as well as the regional growth trends.
Several major hospital trusts are telling staff to use personal protective equipment in a wider set of areas than recommended by current national guidance, amid staff concern and reports of doctors refusing work without it.
Seventy-two trusts had recorded at least one coronavirus death on Sunday, an increase of 15 on Friday.
One of the largest teaching trusts in England has told its non-clinical staff to go into work as normal, as it continues to plan its response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Eleven hospital trusts are continuing a High Court action against their local authorities, by seeking to appeal a previous ruling that denied them an estimated £1.5bn in backdated business rates.
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.
A major teaching trust has appointed a new deputy group chief executive who will also act as site chief for its largest hospital.
The NHS can expect a phased implementation of new operational targets from April — instead of a full switchover on day one — NHS England’s number two has said.
Integrated care systems cannot focus purely on transformation, and will gradually move to taking on performance management jobs from NHS England and Improvement, the regulators’ number two has said.
A prestigious specialist trust will merge with one of the capital’s biggest teaching hospital trusts, in a deal which could pave the way for a huge land sale in west London.
Two patients in England have been tested positive for the Wuhan novel Coronavirus, the chief medical officer said today.
Children’s cancer services in south London are to be reconfigured after a new review confirmed they represented an “inherent geographical risk to patient safety” — following HSJ revelations last year of how serious concerns had been “buried” by senior leaders.
An incumbent pathology provider looks set to lose its bid to retain a contract worth £2.25bn over 15 years.
A trust whose chief executive is also in charge of commissioning for its patch has appointed a director tasked with helping “join together” health and care services.
Trainee oncologists at a major cancer centre covered clinics and made “critical” decisions without senior supervision, including for cancers they were not trained for, HSJ can reveal.
An “Amazon-like” procurement platform has launched in a handful of trusts after almost three years of delays.
A pair of London trusts have announced they will be sharing a chair, in the latest in a string of joint leadership moves across NHS trusts.