A major teaching hospital trust’s chief nurse has stepped down after 15 years.
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.
Trusts across Kent and Medway have drawn back from changes to pathology services which could have led to greater centralisation and even outsourcing.
The former chief executive of a London acute trust is to chair the sustainability and transformation partnership in Kent and Medway.
Campaigners fighting a regional centralisation of stroke services have lost their judicial review.
Legionella and pseudomonas were found in water meant for hand washing in a unit where medicines for cancer patients were prepared, HSJ has learned.
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.
A controversial reconfiguration of stroke services in Kent and Medway will be delayed by over a year, regardless of whether an ongoing court case forces NHS organisations to change their current plans.
An acute trust has given notice to staff to move out of accommodation they have used for “some years” to make way for international recruits.
The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.
A Kent trust bracing for the impact of Brexit has booked hotel rooms for cancer patients.
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NHS Improvement has appointed a new director of procurement transformation and commercial delivery, HSJ understands.
A Kent stroke unit is to close seven months earlier than planned, as the loss of staff is putting patient safety at risk.
Two healthcare systems in the South East have appointed independent chairs.
Waiting time performance for major emergency admissions at one London trust has deteriorated by 29 percentage points in the last two years, HSJ can reveal.
Controversial plans to create three hyperacute stroke units in Kent and Medway have been approved, but could still face a judicial review.
Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.