Several of the ‘40 new hospitals’ promised by government face further delay and disruption because the trusts are receiving less cash than needed for crucial planning work this year, HSJ can reveal.
More than half the staff at eight trusts have either refused or failed to declare whether they consider themselves ‘disabled’, an HSJ analysis has found.
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.
The gap between the best and worst-performing health systems for cancer has widened during the pandemic, HSJ analysis shows.
An experienced former trust chief executive has taken on an additional role as chair, nearly 80 miles away from his current trust.
Only one of the six ‘new hospitals’ prioritised for construction by the government more than two years ago is on track to be operating by the original target date of 2025, HSJ can reveal.
Two trusts have highlighted their frustration with the ‘delays and uncertainty’ over the government’s New Hospital Programme after being forced to slow down their projects amid funding concerns.
An acute trust has been served with a warning notice by the regulator after failing to make improvements to its already ‘inadequate’ emergency department.
Inspectors have raised concerns about ‘safety culture’ in a maternity unit, including that an emergency caesarean was taking place without the mother’s heart being monitored.
NHS trusts hoping to build the first new hospitals under the government’s flagship infrastructure project have been told to submit plans for schemes costing less than £400m, prompting concern about plans being watered down.
The official leading the government’s flagship hospital building programme has admitted ‘the brakes have come on’ for some of the frontrunner projects, with some having to revisit their designs due to new requirements.
Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust’s urgent and emergency care services have been downgraded from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘inadequate’.
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.
Nine English NHS trusts now have at least half their adult acute beds occupied by covid-positive patients, with admissions still growing in every case.
New analysis from Edge Health shows that district general hospitals around the centre of London have been the hardest hit by the covid-19 surge, says George Batchelor
Government auditors have highlighted a lack of correlation between the prime minister’s capital funding announcements and those NHS providers with the largest backlogs of maintenance problems.
NHS providers that owe the government a combined £10bn would see the debts converted into a form of investment that does not have to be repaid, under plans being discussed by national leaders.
A health system in the east of England is looking for a new leader, which will be the fifth appointment to the post since 2016.
Six providers set to receive major public investment in new hospital buildings may struggle to afford annual charges on their new assets, according to experts.