University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

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NHS England: Hospitals must ‘surge’ ICU so other regions don’t have to ration care

NHS England has asked hospitals across the country to open hundreds more intensive care beds so they can take in patients from the hardest hit areas, to prevent those patches having to ration access.

Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

Trust with largest ICU redeploys 200 doctors as it faces being ‘overwhelmed’

The trust with the country’s largest intensive care unit capacity is set to redeploy 200 doctors as it faces being “overwhelmed” by covid-19 patients.

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Exclusive: Region could run out of critical care beds in two weeks

Hospitals in the Midlands could exceed their maximum number of critical care beds in just two weeks, data leaked to HSJ indicates.


Hour-plus ambulance to A&E transfers double in a week

The number of ambulance handovers taking longer than an hour have almost doubled in just one week, the latest figures have revealed.

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Hospital acquired covid infections hit record high

The number of covid-19 infections likely to have been acquired in hospital are rising again for the first time in three weeks and their proportion of all cases has reached record levels for the second wave, HSJ can reveal.


10 new hospital vaccine sites revealed

Ten more hospitals are to start giving the Pfizer covid vaccine, including two in coronavirus ‘hot spots’.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Covid deaths surge at ‘special measures’ trust which ‘escaped’ first wave

Covid deaths at a small Midlands hospital trust have quadrupled in less than two weeks, putting it higher than nearly all its peers.


HSJ’s 50 most read articles of 2020

HSJ takes a look back at the 50 most read stories of 2020.

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Patients eight times more likely to die following major surgery at outlier hospitals

Death rates for a major emergency abdominal surgery are almost eight times higher at some outlier hospitals compared with top performers, a national report has found.

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Two Midlands trusts curb electives as covid patients rise

Two major Midlands trusts have begun cancelling planned care, including cancer surgeries, with one seeing its number of covid patients reach levels seen during April.

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Exclusive: CQC launches criminal investigation into medication incidents at major acute trust

A major acute trust has confirmed the health service inspectorate has begun a criminal investigation into three incidents at its hospitals.

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Trust becomes the first to record 1,000 covid-19 deaths

University Hospitals Birmingham FT has become the first trust to record more than 1,000 deaths from covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, new data has revealed.

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Executives all white in city where 40pc of population is BAME

Every current executive director at the five NHS trusts in Birmingham is white, despite more than 40 per cent of the city’s population being from a black, Asian or ethnic minority background.

Grantham Hospital

Raft of covid service changes not being reversed

Significant changes to a range of services, including A&E, stroke and maternity, made amid the covid-19 crisis are set to remain into next year, an HSJ analysis of key projects has found.


Exclusive: Trust CEO subject to ‘fit and proper person’ review

The chief executive of University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust is facing a fit and proper persons review following a critical employment tribunal hearing,HSJ  can reveal.

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Revealed: the trusts getting a share of the £300m winter pressures fund

Over one hundred trusts will share a £300m capital fund to support coronavirus-related upgrades to emergency departments ahead of winter, the prime minister has announced today.


Chair of failing trust replaced as NHSI brokers support from major FT

A failing trust is to be given “targeted support” from a major teaching hospital in a bid to improve its services.


Revealed: £350m for first three months of Nightingale hospitals

Nearly £350m was earmarked by NHS England/Improvement for spending on England’s Nightingale hospitals, according to newly published contracts.


Hospital deaths falling at fastest rate yet

Deaths from covid-19 in England’s hospitals are declining at the fastest rate yet, as the whole South West region sees one death in seven days.

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Exclusive: Third NHS trust partners with Babylon for patient triage tool

A third NHS acute trust has partnered with private healthcare firm Babylon in a bid to give patients better information on how to respond to emerging symptoms.