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Revealed: The ‘unacceptable’ hospital buildings with no investment

2024-02-07T12:50:00+00:00

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.

Tony Chambers

Letby CEO praised by former trust

2024-01-17T05:00:00+00:00

A review has described the former chief executive of the Countess of Chester Hospital as “a visible and dedicated leader” in a subsequent leadership job.

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

More patients ‘now dying in A&E’ finds trust review

2024-01-05T12:20:00+00:00

Ambulance handover delays and 21-hour waits for a bed in accident and emergency contributed to an increase in harm and mortality at a struggling trust, a review has found.

Emergency workforce

A&E target set to be raised, despite NHS missing lower bar

2024-01-05T06:57:00+00:00

NHS England and government are set to raise their target for four-hour A&E performance, despite most hospitals failing to meet the current ask.

Sarah Jane Marsh

Exclusive: NHSE crackdown on 10-hour ambulance delays

2023-12-18T19:59:00+00:00

NHS England has launched a new crackdown on trusts it says have a ‘management strategy’ to hold patients in the back of ambulances to cope with emergency pressures inside their hospitals, HSJ has learned.

Ambulance

Ambulance handover delays soar as winter bites

2023-12-14T12:13:00+00:00

Ambulance handover delays rose last week with close to 13,000 crews waiting more than an hour to offload patients — marginally more than the comparable week last year.

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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”.

Ambulance

Health secretary told to intervene over ‘systemic’ ambulance deaths

2023-12-01T04:44:00+00:00

Ministers must intervene over systemic failures which are ‘too big for hospital or ambulance trusts to fix on their own’ and have led to multiple preventable deaths, a senior coroner has warned.

Nick Carding 2023

West Country Chronicle: Trust’s concern over ‘short-term’ funding agreements

2023-10-30T11:53:00+00:00

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West Country Chronicle: How a Nightingale hospital is, finally, the answer

2023-10-02T13:04:00+01:00

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ICS pauses roll-out of ‘unique’ joint committees after legal advice

2023-09-20T11:21:00+01:00

An integrated care system has paused its implementation of unique new joint committees that sought to bridge the gap between providers and commissioner.

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A&E handover delays ‘still getting worse at some hospitals’

2023-09-14T04:42:00+01:00

Ambulance chiefs say handover delays have got worse at some trusts in recent months, despite the picture improving nationally since last winter.

Tony Chambers

Concerns raised over Letby trust CEO before new appointment

2023-08-30T12:03:00+01:00

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.

Nick Carding 2023

West Country Chronicle: Leadership change comes to the peninsula

2023-08-07T12:23:00+01:00

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Troubled ICS reveals ‘first in England’ shake-up of structure

2023-08-07T04:13:00+01:00

Cornwall’s commissioning board and two providers are set to delegate authority to two new joint committees in what local chiefs claim is a first-of-its-kind governance shake-up for the health service.

Cornwall

CEO issues plea for staff housing

2023-06-20T09:01:00+01:00

The chief executive of a large hospital trust in the south west has made a rare intervention to call for more housing for hospital staff.

Emergency workforce

One in 10 A&E patients waits 12hrs, long-hidden data reveals

2023-04-13T10:31:00+01:00

Around 10 per cent of the 1.2 million accident and emergency attendees in February waited 12 hours or more, newly published NHS England data has revealed, laying bare the true extent of the NHS’s emergency care crisis.

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West Country Chronicle: Staff survey reveals a county of contrast

2023-03-27T12:35:00+01:00

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Does digital transformation hold the answer to improving patient outcomes?

2023-03-08T13:39:00+00:00

At HSJ’s recent Digital Transformation Summit, board representatives from ICS and provider organisations came together to debate the most pressing issues confronting digital health leaders

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West Country Chronicle: Two year waits have NOT been ‘eliminated’

2023-02-27T13:05:00+00:00

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