An acute trust struggling with emergency care pressures has appointed a new chair.
More than 38,000 patients were put at risk of harm during March – more than 4,000 of them seriously – while they waited in an ambulance outside hospital, according to estimates shared with HSJ.
An NHS hospital chief executive with a suspected stroke was driven to hospital by her husband because of fears over very long ambulance delays, she has revealed.
Several large teaching hospitals are among those which saw the steepest declines in the proportion of staff who would recommend the care of their organisation, according to the NHS staff survey results.
Average waits for an ambulance for stroke and heart attack patients have reached as long as two hours in one region, after a further fall in performance in recent weeks, HSJ can reveal.
One ambulance trust is reporting nearly a third of all time lost due to handover delays at emergency departments, according to figures seen by HSJ.
Ambulance handover delays lasting more than 60 minutes have quadrupled compared to this time last year, according to internal NHS data.
The chair of Gloucestershire Hospitals Foundation Trust will step down earlier than planned to allow his successor to start the role when integrated care systems are formally established.
Eleven NHS trusts have dropped a long-running bid to pay business rates at a discount usually reserved for charities, according to the Local Government Association.
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.
Several acute services are set to be centralised in a partial ‘hot/cold split’ after local health chiefs recommended a controversial reconfiguration between two district general hospitals.
NHS England chief executive Sir Simon Stevens has launched a blistering attack on people who post videos of ‘empty’ hospitals online claiming they show the NHS is not under pressure from covid.
A hospital trust has warned it is facing ‘huge pressure’ as it must convert more wards to covid-only, and has more than 100 ‘medically fit’ patients who have not been discharged.
Pilots for a new urgent care model requiring walk-in patients to book slots in emergency departments are expected to be rolled out in at least one site in every health system in the coming weeks, HSJ has learned.
A trust has declared a critical incident after experiencing “relentless demand” on urgent and emergency care, months after downgrading one of its emergency departments.
Richard Strong, managing director, EMEA, Allscripts, argues trusts boards should be “very positive” about the health tech response to the first wave of covid-19; but they need to act now to secure recent gains for the NHS reset.
A trust will temporarily downgrade one of its A&E departments ahead of a potential second spike of covid-19 cases – but there are fears the move could become permanent.
New areas have emerged as hotspots for excess deaths during the coronavirus pandemic, according to new analysis of care home statistics by HSJ.
Eleven hospital trusts are continuing a High Court action against their local authorities, by seeking to appeal a previous ruling that denied them an estimated £1.5bn in backdated business rates.