Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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North by North West: Trusts prepare for fight over maternity


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Stiffer stroke target introduced – despite failure to meet old standard


The failure of trusts to offer stroke patients the level of rehab required by standards introduced 10 years ago has not prevented the publication of new guidance which demands even higher performance.

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North by North West: Criticising your own team’s a risky tactic


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North by North West: Trust backed into corner as strikes escalate


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Hospitals close areas after discovering RAAC planks


More hospitals have closed parts of their site after discovering potentially unsafe concrete had been used in the building structures, HSJ has learned.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust

Doctors accuse trust of ‘disrespect’ after ‘massive’ underpayment of wages


A row has broken out between a teaching trust and the British Medical Association after it emerged more than hundred doctors had been underpaid by ‘massive’ amounts over the last decade.

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Around 20 trusts ‘still without electric vehicle charging points’


Around 20 trusts have not yet installed any electric vehicle charging points on their sites, HSJ analysis shows.


Four in five trusts yet to reach digitisation target


Only one in five trusts has reached the level of digitisation required by 2025 – more than three years after the target was set, tech chiefs have revealed.

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North by North West: The downfall of a ‘pioneering’ private provider


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Blowing whistle on trust CEO ‘hardest thing I’ve had to do’, says his successor


A trust chief who blew the whistle on her predecessor’s ‘aggressive’ behaviour and lack of interest in patient safety says it was the hardest thing she has had to do in her career.

Len Richards

New CEO appointed at northern acute trust


Len Richards will take the helm at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust in October after four years as the chief executive of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.


Exclusive: Reviews of hospital-acquired covid deaths as ‘basic’ breaches found


Senior doctors are leading a programme of work to review deaths caused by hospital-acquired covid in the North West, which has had disproportionately high rates of nosocomial infections over the last three months.


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.


Trust becomes first to see a third of beds filled by covid patients during second wave


Barnsley Hospital Foundation Trust has more than a third of its general and acute beds occupied by covid patients, according to HSJ’s analysis of NHS data.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation Award


The Kidzmed project was a quality improvement project to teach children and young people how to take tablet medication.

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North by North West: Outsourcing, the Moors murderer, and £260k-a-year


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Bullying culture ‘persists’ at scandal hit trust MP warned minister


A bullying culture still “persists” at Wirral University Teaching Hospital FT 18 months after a major governance scandal was exposed, a senior Parliamentarian has told health ministers.


Improvements made at bullying scandal A&E


The Care Quality Commission has observed improvements to culture at an accident and emergency department at the centre of a major bullying scandal.

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Trust promotes medical director to CEO


The medical director at The Countess of Chester Hospital Trust has been appointed as chief executive.

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Staff survey: Full breakdown of where staff are witnessing potentially harmful errors


Below is a breakdown of acute and combined trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2018 NHS staff survey.