STRUCTURE: Doctors have been accused of distributing ‘inaccurate’ information as part of their campaign to retain emergency and high risk general surgery at a major teaching hospital in Manchester.
Greater Manchester’s £6bn devolution deal has been criticised for excluding GPs from consultation about the new arrangements.
STRUCTURE: The board overseeing the planned reconfiguration of health services in Trafford has approved proposals to stop emergency surgery at Trafford General Hospital, and to replace its emergency department with an urgent care centre.
Private health provider Circle named 32 trusts it viewed as constituting an “NHS growth opportunity” of more than £8bn in presentation to investors last year.
STRUCTURE: NHS Trafford has begun public consultation on proposals to replace the accident and emergency unit at Trafford General Hospital with an urgent care centre.
NHS North of England has approved plans to remove accident and emergency services and all inpatient surgery from Trafford General Hospital, known as the “birthplace of the NHS”.
PERFORMANCE: NHS North of England will this week consider proposals to remove accident and emergency services, acute surgery and inpatient surgery from Trafford General Hospital, health minister Simon Burns said today.
Last week was a big one for hospital news in the national papers, with a trust finding itself declared “bankrupt” for the first time.
STRUCTURE: The takeover of the Trafford Healthcare Trust by Central Manchester University Hospitals is now complete, the foundation has announced.
STRUCTURE: The trust’s takeover by Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust has been cleared to go through at the end of this month, the acquiring trust reported this afternoon.
COMMERCIAL: The primary care trust has launched a tender process for organisations seeking to take over its community services.
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The Co-operation and Competition Panel has approved two hospital mergers, called another in for further scrutiny and opened a file on a fourth.
STRUCTURE: The NHS competition watchdog has approved Central Manchester University Hospitals’ proposed takeover of Trafford Healthcare Trust, the hospital known as the “birthplace of the NHS”.
STRUCTURE: Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust’s proposed takeover of Trafford Healthcare Trust would give it a market share of more than a fifth of all admissions in Greater Manchester, it has told the NHS’s competition watchdog.
Waiting times have risen and financial performance has declined at NHS hospitals following mergers, a study has found.
FINANCE: Trafford Healthcare Trust would need to conclude an “accountability agreement” with its commissioners to secure a further £5.4m tranche of “transitional” funding, its last board meeting was told.
PERFORMANCE: Acute trusts across Greater Manchester are failing on performance targets and in some areas things have got worse recently, the PCT cluster board heard.
Integrated care systems are unlikely to demonstrate financial savings for at least three years, a Nuffield Trust study into Trafford’s pioneering work in the field has said.
STRUCTURE: A former chief executive of Stockport Council has been appointed chairman of a major review of hospital services in Trafford.