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.
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.
Hospitals in the Midlands could exceed their maximum number of critical care beds in just two weeks, data leaked to HSJ indicates.
The number of ambulance handovers taking longer than an hour have almost doubled in just one week, the latest figures have revealed.
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.
Ten more hospitals are to start giving the Pfizer covid vaccine, including two in coronavirus ‘hot spots’.
Covid deaths at a small Midlands hospital trust have quadrupled in less than two weeks, putting it higher than nearly all its peers.
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.
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.
A major acute trust has confirmed the health service inspectorate has begun a criminal investigation into three incidents at its hospitals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A failing trust is to be given “targeted support” from a major teaching hospital in a bid to improve its services.
Nearly £350m was earmarked by NHS England/Improvement for spending on England’s Nightingale hospitals, according to newly published contracts.
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.
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.