Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


‘We don’t want to be a DGH’ says smallest trust’s CEO


England’s smallest acute provider could have a bright future providing services for the community as well as delivering regional and national specialist services, its new chief executive has said.


Right people, right time, right information - A blueprint for stronger multidisciplinary teams and efficient patient pathways


Discover how digital infrastructure can transform multidisciplinary teamwork, reduce referral times, and enhance staff experience

Tony Chambers

Concerns raised over Letby trust CEO before new appointment


Governors at a trust which hired the former chief executive of the Countess of Chester Hospital midway through the trial of Lucy Letby had raised concerns about his appointment, HSJ understands.

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Trust gets permanent chief after merger plans dropped


A specialist trust which had previously been the subject of takeover talks has appointed a new substantive chief executive.

Tony Chambers

Trust names interim CEO after dropping merger plan


One of England’s smallest trusts has appointed an experienced interim chief executive for nine months while it recruits a permanent replacement.

Steve Jenkin- CEO

Trust CEO to leave within weeks after merger abandoned


The chief executive of England’s smallest provider will leave after its merger with a neighbouring provider was abandoned.

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Foundation trust and suspended governor urged to avoid legal battle


A judge has urged a foundation trust and the governor it has suspended to settle their differences outside the courts.

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Controversial trust merger abandoned


A planned merger between a South Coast mega trust and its much smaller neighbour has been abandoned.

BEH Chair, Jackie Smith

Former nursing chief drafted in to chair trust at centre of merger row


The former chief executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council has been appointed chair of a small specialist trust involved in a controversial proposed merger.

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Trusts failed to win ‘hearts and minds’ for controversial merger, says review


Relationships between a foundation trust’s board and its governors broke down with ‘a cycle of mistrust’ between the two and some governors’ actions placing ‘an additional burden on staff at a time of unprecedented challenge for the NHS,’ an independent review has found.

Anita Donley[188978]

New trust chair signs off review of proposed merger


A rapid independent review has been launched into how a trust handled a controversial proposed merger and its relations with its governors.

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Trusts delay controversial merger due to ‘operational pressures’


A large acute trust and small specialist trust have delayed plans to complete a controversial merger.

Anita Donley[188978]

NHS trouble-shooter appointed chair of trust where governors are resisting merger


One of England’s smallest trusts – which is in dispute with its governors over an impending merger – has appointed a new chair.

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

NHS England orders trust’s governors to work towards controversial merger


NHS England and Improvement has imposed extra conditions on a specialist trust’s licence, effectively ordering its council of governors to work towards a merger with a larger neighbour.

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Consultants pass no confidence motion in chief executive


Consultants at a specialist trust which is exploring a merger with its larger neighbour have passed a vote of no confidence in its chief executive – and the planned interim chair has had to step down on health grounds.

Operating theatre light

ICS admits 14 of its major services are ‘fragile and challenged’


Fourteen of an integrated care system’s major services — which account for the ‘majority of [its] planned care’ — have been described as ‘fragile and challenged’.

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Trust boards take next step to merge despite governors’ objections


Two foundation trusts in the South East have taken the next steps towards a merger.

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

FT in row over ‘bullying behaviour’ ahead of possible merger


The board of one of England’s smallest trusts is expected to approve the next steps to merge with its neighbour this week, despite some of its council of governors vehemently opposing the move.

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Trust’s board and governors clash over potential merger


The governors and board of one of England’s smallest trusts are at loggerheads over a possible merger with a megatrust neighbour.

Peter Carter

Interim chair appointed as trust mulls merger


A specialist provider contemplating a merger with its mega-trust neighbour has appointed an interim chair.