Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Stroke patient rehab

ICB pauses work on new stroke unit after ‘assurance’ concerns

2024-02-23T11:55:00+00:00

A decade-long bid to establish a hyper-acute stroke unit has been delayed further after commissioners raised “assurance” concerns.

Computer data

Trusts dispute NHS England’s ‘benefits’ claim over FDP pilot

2023-12-22T04:27:00+00:00

Five trusts have contradicted NHS England’s claim that they are “actively realising benefits” from pilots of the Federated Data Platform.

cyber security

NHSE warns widely used EPR could pose ‘serious risks to patient safety’

2023-12-08T11:09:00+00:00

NHS England has issued a national alert to all trusts providing maternity services after faults were discovered in IT software that could pose “potential serious risks to patient safety”.

Emergency, service redesign, A&E

Revealed: Official data masking long waits for the sickest patients

2023-11-24T05:10:00+00:00

Several trusts are failing to admit their sickest emergency patients in a timely fashion, despite performing well in official waiting time statistics, HSJ can reveal.

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‘Excess deaths’ due to A&E delays rise by nearly a third in one year

2023-11-07T12:44:00+00:00

Long waits in A&E departments may have caused around 30,000 ‘excess deaths’ last year, according to new estimates.

Gloucestershire Royal hospital

Projects excluded from ‘40 new hospitals’ programme had ‘political issues’

2023-10-31T04:26:00+00:00

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.

RAAC

Hospitals close areas after discovering RAAC planks

2023-10-20T12:27:00+01:00

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

Prof Lesley Dwyer

Australian CEO returns to lead challenged trust

2023-10-13T11:48:00+01:00

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed former Medway FT boss Lesley Dwyer as chief executive, HSJ has learned.

Baby

Thousands of women left waiting for induction due to staff shortages

2023-09-27T11:21:00+01:00

Thousands of women are having induction of labour delayed because of a shortage of staff, raising concerns about the safety of them and their babies, HSJ has found.

Newborn baby

Labour ward staffing shortages restrict use of beneficial drug

2023-09-01T12:01:00+01:00

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.

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Ministers name 30 trusts receiving share of £250m fund

2023-08-15T06:00:00+01:00

Ministers have named the 30 trusts which will receive a share of a £250m fund to increase urgent and emergency care capacity.

Construction

Seven trusts inexplicably removed from ‘40 new hospitals’ pledge

2023-07-17T10:00:00+01:00

Seven trusts were removed from a list used to choose the ‘40 new hospitals’ with no documentation to explain why, a watchdog has found.

electric car

Around 20 trusts ‘still without electric vehicle charging points’

2023-06-28T11:41:00+01:00

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

Breast cancer radiology

Two trusts added to NHSE list of providers at ‘high risk’

2023-06-15T10:40:00+01:00

Two trusts have been added to NHS England’s list of those identified as needing the most support meeting cancer and elective targets.

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Revealed: Best and worst trusts for cleanliness and food

2023-04-11T11:39:00+01:00

The best and worst trusts for cleanliness and food have been revealed in a national assessment by patients and staff.

Brain

‘Urgent’ patients waiting up to 14 weeks to be seen

2022-10-18T11:52:00+01:00

Epilepsy patients needing to be seen urgently are waiting up to 14 weeks – against guidance to see such patients within a fortnight – at a trust with a backlog of neurology referrals.

Jayne Black

Trust promotes COO to CEO after less than a year

2022-08-05T10:48:00+01:00

An acute trust has promoted its chief operating officer, who joined 10 months ago, to chief executive.

Medway Foundation Trust to upload 2

A&E promoted from ‘inadequate’ to ‘good’

2022-06-24T00:01:00+01:00

The Care Quality Commission has improved the rating of a long-struggling A&E from ‘inadequate’ to ‘good’, as part of a system-wide inspection of urgent and emergency services

Stroke

Reconfiguration greenlighted by Javid faces 12-month delay

2022-06-13T11:54:00+01:00

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.

Illustration of a brain with cogs

Exclusive: Sharp drop in quality of stroke care

2022-05-23T04:00:00+01:00

The proportion of stroke units awarded the top ratings in a national audit has fallen significantly, HSJ analysis shows.