Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


NHS Improvement seeks Treasury cash for wave of trust takeovers

NHS Improvement and the Treasury have discussed proposals for “transaction funding” to support a new wave of takeovers of underperforming trusts by other organisations, HSJ can reveal.

Andy Cowper

Cowper’s Cut: The way out

The job of an NHS chief executive is a political job – so too is the departure from that job. Andy Cowper on the exit of two high profile NHS managers


Hospital rebuild plan depends on extra private patient income

The business case for a proposed hospital rebuild depends on its medical consultants carrying out more of their private work at the site, the trust’s board has heard.

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Outstanding trust cuts public governors by nearly half

A trust rated outstanding has decided to cut its number of public of governors by nearly half “to be more effective” in delivering year one of its sustainability and transformation plan.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: 'Left to die alone'

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill

The Christie

Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

Alastair Mclellan - Innovators

Well done, Sir Andrew – but your job is not done just yet

Sir Andrew Morris cannot rest on his laurels after his celebrated turnaround of Wexham Park

Richmond house

Exclusive: DH agreed extra bailouts for trusts where performance was at risk

The Department of Health arranged at least £39m in extra ‘essential’ capital funding for foundation trusts where patient safety or ‘ongoing operations’ were at risk because of maintenance backlogs, HSJ can reveal.

Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Exclusive: FT to receive £328m as part of takeover of neighbour

The Department of Health has agreed a package of support and capital payments totalling £327.7m with Frimley Park Hospital Foundation Trust as part of its takeover of another trust, HSJ can reveal.

Philippa Slinger

Care UK surgery growth 'slower' than expected

A prominent private provider of elective surgery to the NHS has seen a ‘slower’ than expected growth in demand for its services, despite the government’s £250m drive to clear waiting lists.

Medway Maritime hospital

Seven in 10 trusts 'require improvement' or are 'inadequate', says CQC

Seven out of 10 NHS trusts rated by the Care Quality Commission under its new inspections regime were found to be inadequate or requiring improvement, an HSJ analysis of published ratings reveals.

executive vacancies

One in 10 trusts lack permanent finance chief, reveals HSJ analysis

Almost one in 10 trust boards does not have a permanent finance director amid one of the biggest ever NHS funding squeezes, HSJ analysis has revealed.

Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

First foundation trust takeover approved

The first successful takeover one foundation trust by another has received final approval, it has been announced.

Wexham Park Hospital

Trust merger delayed amid financial wrangling

The planned merger of Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals and Frimley Park Hospital foundation trusts has been delayed

Rob Findlay

English waiting list tops 3 million, its biggest in six years

The English waiting list is 20 per cent bigger than at the last general election but despite that, long waits have improved under the Coalition. We are now well into the zone where the ‘90 per cent adjusted admitted’ target is at risk

Wexham Park Hospital

Competition analysis cleared path for first FT merger

COMMERCIAL: The first foundation trust merger to be cleared by the competition watchdog was passed after other NHS providers were found to be strong competitors in the local health economy.

Wexham Park Hospital

Heatherwood and Frimley Park merger is given go ahead

The proposed acquisition of Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals Foundation Trust by Frimley Park Hospital Foundation Trust has been cleared by the Competition and Markets Authority, the watchdog has announced.

Wexham Park Hospital

Second proposed FT merger under competition scrutiny

STRUCTURE: The Competition and Markets Authority has begun a review of the proposed merger between Frimley Park Hospital Foundation Trust and its troubled neighbour Heatherwood and Wexham Park Foundation Trust.