Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Woman lying in bed with oxygen mask

CQC ‘monitoring’ patient safety after trust rations oxygen

The Care Quality Commission is “closely monitoring” a covid-challenged trust over fears for patient safety sparked by oxygen rationing.

Covid-19

Hospitals told to involve engineers in ‘clinical decisions’ about oxygen

Trusts have been told to involve specialist gas engineers in their clinical decisions amid “very high demands” for oxygen services.

Newborn baby

Maternity service ‘inadequate’ after six babies starved of oxygen

Maternity services at an Essex hospital have been rated ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission, after babies were starved of oxygen and put at risk of permanent brain damage.

Screenshot 2017 9 21 mapped every ccg's spending on children and young people's mental health

HSJ’s 10 most read integration and system change stories of 2019

As we come to the closing days of 2019, HSJ reveals its most read stories on integration and system change for the year.

Nigel Beverley

New chair appointed ahead of mega trust merger

A new chair has been appointed ahead of a planned three trust merger in the East of England.

Breast cancer radiology

Named: The trusts receiving new cash for scanners

The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Challenged STP drafts in reformer to develop hospital plan

A senior clinician who led the development of plans for a major acute reconfiguration in Essex has been seconded to the Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership as its “independent medical director”, HSJ has learned.

law

Mega-merger trust unfairly dismissed head of HR

A hospital trust involved in a merger with two other trusts has lost the second employment tribunal claim brought by a redundant senior manager this year.

Southend pier

Three trust mega-merger delayed by a year

The planned merger of three Essex hospital trusts has been pushed back a year, board papers published this month have revealed.

cancer reaserch

National radiotherapy plan 'impossible to realise' without more funding

Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.

law

Hospital chain unfairly dismissed director in restructure

A hospital group unfairly dismissed a senior manager as it restructured staff across three trusts, a tribunal has ruled.

Southend pier

Major reconfiguration could be referred to Hancock

A major reconfiguration of services faces referral to the health and social care secretary by a local council, putting £118m of transformation funding at risk.

Coffin death life expectancy

Regulator reviews huge rise in failings at hospital mortuaries

Leading pathologists are reviewing a “dramatic increase” in the number of failings at hospital mortuaries across the NHS, HSJ can reveal.

Roll of receipts

Six trusts named as 'outliers' in lung cancer audit

A hospital trust is considering hiring more nurse specialists after being flagged as an outlier for lung cancer treatment.

Patient-Safety-Awards 3

HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Cancer Care

Winner Belfast Health and Social Care Trust: Improving the safety of chemotherapy prescribing through implementation of a standardised electronic assessment proforma

Illustration of red pipe with knot in it

Trust in £1m court battle with four companies over recurring water leaks

A hospital trust has embarked on a legal battle against four construction and engineering companies to recover more than £1m after experiencing years of leaks.

Andrew Pike

NHS England regional chief to lead hospital trust

A senior NHS England regional director is to lead Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust, HSJ has learned.

basildon tower

Concerns raised over stroke reconfiguration transfer plans

Senior clinicians and local campaigners have raised safety concerns over plans for a major reconfiguration of stroke services in Essex.

Workforce

Highest and lowest trusts in each area for staff witnessing care mistakes

A breakdown by area of acute trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2017 NHS staff survey.

Hospital beds

Controversial ‘CareBnB’ firm returns to launch new trial

The company developing a controversial “Airbnb for social care” model allowing homeowners to rent spare rooms to recuperating hospital patients is bidding to launch a new trial in Cambridge.