Estates chiefs at 19 acute hospitals have classed more than half of their occupied space as “not functionally suitable” and lacking any promise of major investment.
Internal government documents show some of the building schemes that failed to make the final list of ‘40 new hospitals’ were flagged as having potentially serious ‘political issues’, HSJ has discovered.
The true scale of poor performance against the four-hour waiting time target at individual A&E sites, which is often masked by the official trust-level data, has been laid bare for the first time by information acquired by HSJ.
NHS England’s finance boss says patient treatment areas are being closed “all the time” due to crumbling estates, fire risks and flooding.
A trust that was inexplicably removed from the ‘40 new hospitals’ programme, despite being a top regional priority for capital funding, has been testing contingency plans for a ‘full or partial site closure’ due to problems with its main site.
Seven trusts were removed from a list used to choose the ‘40 new hospitals’ with no documentation to explain why, a watchdog has found.
Around 20 trusts have not yet installed any electric vehicle charging points on their sites, HSJ analysis shows.
Multiple trusts have expressed disappointment at being overlooked in the government’s latest announcement on the ‘40 new hospitals’ programme.
System leaders in Yorkshire have said their decision to set a balanced financial plan instead of a deficit was shaped by the ‘tactics’ of engaging with NHS England, including the threat of potential sanctions.
Three trusts have lost out on more than £1m in rebate from the maternity clinical negligence scheme after they ‘mis-declared’ that they were compliant with safety requirements.
Several NHS trusts will remain locked into contracts with Russian energy giant Gazprom until April 2023, HSJ understands.
Seven trusts have been selected for a new centralised approach to buying major IT equipment in a bid to “accelerate” digitisation across the health service, HSJ has learned.
A troubled trust, where leaders are braced for a review into high-profile bullying allegations, was today fined for breaching duty of candour regulations in a separate case.
Some acute trusts have failed to report large numbers of hospital-acquired covid infections as patient safety incidents, despite NHS England describing this as ‘fundamental’.
The rate that England’s acute hospital beds are filling with covid patients has slowed down nationally — but a handful of trusts are still reporting growing occupancy rates despite four weeks of national lockdown.
Eight hospital trusts have surpassed the level of covid-19 patients in general acute beds which they recorded in the spring peak, according to HSJ’s analysis of NHS England data.
Efficient communication between clinicians has long been a challenge. With new digital solutions, and changes driven by covid, could that finally be changing?
The Clinical Coding team are vitally important for Kettering as clinically coded data forms the bedrock of information they have on their patients.
The place based paediatric offer across Tameside and Glossop consists of a number of initiatives that support children and their families being seen and treated by the most appropriate professional, at the right time and in the right place: