The leadership of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust has been told to ‘reflect’ on the ‘weaknesses and failings’ which contributed to a maintenance supervisor being able to sexually violate more than 100 bodies in hospital mortuaries over a period of at least 15 years.
Two young people facing mental health crises were left on paediatric wards for months while different agencies across a health system struggled to find appropriate placements.
North East London Foundation Trust has been charged with corporate manslaughter – making it only the second NHS provider to be prosecuted for the crime.
Staffing shortages are likely to restrict the use of a beneficial painkiller in birthing suites, even once its use has been recommended by national guidance.
Trusts ‘over-delivering’ on two emergency care targets this winter will be awarded a share of a new £150m capital fund, NHS England has announced.
Two trusts have been added to NHS England’s list of those identified as needing the most support meeting cancer and elective targets.
A Kent general acute trust has become the first in its region to be rated in the top tier of NHS England’s oversight framework, and only the seventh nationally.
The trust at the centre of a maternity scandal is losing four executive directors in the space of a few months.
All new hospitals built in England must have only single patient rooms, health infrastructure chiefs have confirmed, requiring an overhaul of many trusts’ current proposals.
Families whose loved ones’ bodies were sexually abused in a hospital mortuary have yet to receive any compensation, because the Department of Health and Social Care has not signed off a proposed framework.
New hospitals may be required to have single patient rooms only, HSJ can reveal.
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.
Contractors could be required to provide trusts with the findings of criminal records checks on their employees, an update from Michael inquiry into mortuary security has suggested.
The report from an independent inquiry into a hospital mortuary sex offender is likely to be delayed, HSJ can reveal.
Allowing staff enough rest has been ‘the key’ to elective recovery for an acute trust which has the lowest number of 52-week waiters in England, it has said.
The HR department at a trust where a maintenance man molested bodies in the hospital’s mortuary has struggled to carry out regular criminal records checks on staff, according to a paper discussed by the trust’s board.
The inquiry into sex offences carried out in a hospital mortuary will consider whether the trust board ‘received sufficient assurance’ about the issues raised by the assaults, documents shared with HSJ show.
An experienced former trust chief executive has taken on an additional role as chair, nearly 80 miles away from his current trust.
The final report into how a maintenance supervisor managed to abuse scores of women’s bodies in two hospital mortuaries has been delayed until next year.
The families of women whose bodies were violated by mortuary necrophiliac David Fuller are considering a legal challenge to the independent inquiry into his actions.