Trafford Healthcare NHS Trust

Wythenshawe Hospital

'Inaccurate' email sparks row over Manchester hospital reconfiguration

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.


Exclusive: Manchester deal criticised for lack of GP involvement

Greater Manchester’s £6bn devolution deal has been criticised for excluding GPs from consultation about the new arrangements.

Programme board backs reconfiguration of Trafford General Hospital

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.

Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Circle outlines £8bn 'NHS growth opportunity'

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.

Consultation launched on Trafford A&E downgrade

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 moves to downgrade Trafford General A&E

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”.

Simon Burns

Burns details plans to close Trafford General A&E

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.

Ben Clover

Media Watch: Lansley's failure regime process

Last week was a big one for hospital news in the national papers, with a trust finding itself declared “bankrupt” for the first time.

Takeover of Trafford Healthcare Trust completed

STRUCTURE: The takeover of the Trafford Healthcare Trust by Central Manchester University Hospitals is now complete, the foundation has announced.

Central Manchester FT takeover of Trafford Healthcare cleared for 1 April

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.

NHS Trafford puts community services up for tender

COMMERCIAL: The primary care trust has launched a tender process for organisations seeking to take over its community services.

HSJ Local Briefing - Greater Manchester and Liverpool

Analysed: the reconfiguration plan for Greater Manchester's hospitals

HSJ Local Briefing is our new in-depth analysis of the key issues facing the NHS’s major health economies. This week: acute reconfiguration in Greater Manchester.

Hospital sign breaking apart

Competition panel approves two hospital mergers and will look at two more

The Co-operation and Competition Panel has approved two hospital mergers, called another in for further scrutiny and opened a file on a fourth.

Competition watchdog clears Trafford Healthcare takeover

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”.

Trafford takeover will give Central Manchester FT 22pc market share

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.


Hospital mergers have little benefit, study suggests

Waiting times have risen and financial performance has declined at NHS hospitals following mergers, a study has found.

£5.4m bailout for Trafford dependant on ‘accountability agreement’

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.

Manchester acute trusts fall behind on performance

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.

Euro note and stethoscope

Integrated care plans 'will not save money for three years'

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.

Former council chief exec appointed to major review of Trafford acute services

STRUCTURE: A former chief executive of Stockport Council has been appointed chairman of a major review of hospital services in Trafford.