Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Hospital beds

Revealed: The worst trusts for long discharge delays


The trusts with the most patients waiting at least a week after they are ‘ready’ to be discharged can be identified for the first time, following publication of new NHS England data.

Foluke Ajayi

CEO interview: Foluke Ajayi, chief executive, Airedale Foundation Trust


This is the latest in a series of interviews with provider chief executives, which are available exclusively to HSJ Insight subscribers.

Rob Webster

NHSE intervenes as ICS flags worsening financial deficit


An integrated care system deemed to be a relatively strong performer is now forecasting a £25m deficit, after signing up to a breakeven plan at the start of the year, its CEO has said.


Hospitals to review concrete risks to ‘maintain safety and confidence’


NHS boards have been told to obtain extra assurance around the risks to unsafe concrete beams in their estate, following the sudden closure of school buildings.


Ministers name 30 trusts receiving share of £250m fund


Ministers have named the 30 trusts which will receive a share of a £250m fund to increase urgent and emergency care capacity.

Foluke Ajayi

Courage not targets needed to push ‘reticent’ NHS bosses to tackle racism


NHS leaders are still “reticent” to act decisively over racism and diversity problems and it will take courage rather than targets to tackle this challenge, a trust boss has warned.

Construction building site cranes blueprint plans

What’s changed in the ‘new hospitals’ programme?


HSJ has mapped and charted how the projects in the new hospitals programme have changed following government’s announcement today.


Govt to add trusts with unsafe roofs to ‘40 new hospitals’ programme


Several trusts with dangerous structural planks are set to be selected for the government’s flagship hospital building programme, HSJ has learned.


Neonatal units face ‘redesignation’ under national shake-up


A major shake-up of neonatal care, aimed at reducing mortality and illness, could see dozens of units restricted to caring for less premature babies.


ICS leader appointed trust chief executive


A west Yorkshire trust has appointed a new chief executive from a nearby integrated care system.


More than 100 trusts bid for ‘massively oversubscribed’ New Hospitals programme


Nearly two thirds of NHS trusts in England have submitted bids to the government’s ‘massively oversubscribed’ hospital building programme, HSJ has learned.

Brendan Brown 2

Acute chief moves to head up neighbouring trust


A West Yorkshire acute trust has appointed a new chief executive, who will join from a neighbouring organisation after its previous leader left to head up a large hospital group.


Trusts receive half of funding for ‘essential’ maternity improvements


Trusts have so far received just over half of the £102m they said was needed for ‘immediate and essential’ improvements in maternity services.


Private ambulance firm deregistered by CQC


A private ambulance company which provided patient transport services for the NHS has been deregistered by the Care Quality Commission.

Money coins

Revealed: The seven trusts getting £6m each for tech improvements


Seven trusts will receive £6m each over the next three years in the second phase of Matt Hancock’s plan to improve IT infrastructure in the health service.


Watchdog forced to hand over NHS staff names in safety failure cases


A national safety watchdog has been forced to release almost 100 pieces of evidence, including from NHS staff, after being ordered to by courts.

Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust

City’s NHS tells councillors it will vaccinate whole population by July


A city which has seen high levels of covid-19 infection and mortality through much of the pandemic has declared it plans to vaccinate its entire adult population by July — a target months ahead of national ambitions.


Revealed: 13 trusts facing ‘significant safety issues’


Thirteen trusts are facing billions of pounds of maintenance — in some cases, making it more cost-effective to rebuild the hospital — over ‘significant safety issues’ stemming from outdated construction methods.

Leeds General Infirmary

Exclusive: Major hospital trust cancels electives as covid soars


One of the biggest hospital trusts in England will imminently cancel some elective operations, as covid-19 admissions rise steeply in Yorkshire.

Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust

UPDATED: Another Yorkshire trust suspends electives


Another Yorkshire trust has suspended non-urgent elective care following a large rise in covid admissions.