Several trusts are failing to admit their sickest emergency patients in a timely fashion, despite performing well in official waiting time statistics, HSJ can reveal.
A trust has had to re-examine the cases of more than 31,000 patients after they were automatically and wrongly discharged from its care because they did not have another appointment within the next six months.
Ministers have named the 30 trusts which will receive a share of a £250m fund to increase urgent and emergency care capacity.
Around 20 trusts have not yet installed any electric vehicle charging points on their sites, HSJ analysis shows.
The chief operating officer of a small district general hospital has been promoted to the chief executive role.
The Care Quality Commission has improved the rating of a long-struggling A&E from ‘inadequate’ to ‘good’, as part of a system-wide inspection of urgent and emergency services
A contentious reconfiguration of stroke services which has already suffered years of delays now faces a further setback, after commissioners declared another review of the scheme.
An ‘outstanding’ London trust has appointed a new chief executive.
Fourteen trusts have had their financial data excluded from a national survey of spending due to accounting errors, in a process that one described as ‘very harsh’.
A trust has said it ‘cannot fully explain’ a high mortality rate which has led it to seek support from intelligence firm Dr Foster and a royal college.
Scores of patients have been left waiting more than a year for treatment and hundreds more making lengthy journeys, after a specialist foundation trust closed its outpost treatment centre based in another trust 20 miles away.
A specialist trust has freed up 29 theatre sessions a week so cancer surgery from nearby providers can continue during the covid pandemic.
A hospital in the South East today declared a level of critical care alert meaning that it may be forced into ‘refusal or withdrawal of critical care due to resource limitation’ because it has been ‘overwhelmed’ — but later claimed it was an ”administrative error”.
Nine English NHS trusts now have at least half their adult acute beds occupied by covid-positive patients, with admissions still growing in every case.
All non-urgent elective operations are being postponed for at least two weeks in a health system still seeing significant and growing pressure from coronavirus.
Several trusts serving areas with high rates of covid will not be getting any vaccine this week, having been removed from a national list of “hub” sites where the first doses are to be given.
The health secretary has yet to make a decision on a contested reconfiguration plan, despite having received official advice on it nearly 14 months ago and the local NHS warning delays would lead to “avoidable death”.
A new trauma unit could be set up in Kent and Medway because of increasing need for services in south London and north west Kent.
A hospital is to stop providing acute stroke services from the end of this month after all but one of its specialist stroke nurses handed in their notice.
Trusts across Kent and Medway have drawn back from changes to pathology services which could have led to greater centralisation and even outsourcing.