Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Richard Crompton - Chairman

Former chief constable named chair of trust


A former chief constable has been appointed to chair an ambulance trust which has seen huge response time delays in recent years.

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Concerns over ‘essential’ newborn breathing equipment at one in five hospitals


One in five recent inspections of maternity services have raised concerns over “essential” breathing equipment for newborn babies, HSJ has found.


Fumes from idling ambulances stuck outside A&Es endangering staff


An ambulance trust is having to protect its staff from the effects of fumes – including potential cancer risk – as they are spending so long in their vehicles outside hospitals.

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‘Oldest NHS IT system’ to be replaced


An acute/community trust is set to implement a “game-changing” electronic patient record which will replace one of the oldest IT systems in the NHS, according to its chief executive.

Chris Balch

Trust names first new chair in 10 years


An acute and community trust in one of the country’s most challenged systems has announced a replacement for its long-serving chair, who will leave the organisation in May.


‘Design compromise’ for new-build hospitals due to funding shortfalls


Trusts in the ‘new hospital programme’ will have to make significant compromises to their projects unless the Treasury can be persuaded to release billions more in funding, sources have told HSJ.


Trust admits patients harmed due to huge follow-ups backlog


At least 20 patients have suffered harm due to their follow-up appointments not being booked at a hospital department where people ‘continue to come to harm’, according to an internal review.

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ICS already admitting it will miss March 2024 elective waiting time target


One of the country’s most challenged integrated care systems has told NHS England it expects to significantly miss the March 2024 target to end elective waits of 65 weeks or longer.

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Trust chair agrees to stay for sixth term


A long-serving trust chair has reversed his decision to leave and will instead serve his fourth one-year term.

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Revealed: Best and worst trusts for cleanliness and food


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

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Two ex-acute CEOs brought in to fix ICS’s elective problem


Two former acute trust CEOs have been brought in to help with the elective recovery in the integrated care system with the highest number of patients waiting a long time for treatment.

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System’s trusts failing to tackle ‘completely unjust’ health inequalities


All three acute trusts in an integrated care system are failing to meet national requirements to tackle health inequalities after being overwhelmed by emergency and elective care pressures.

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Planned deficit more than doubles at financially challenged ICS


One of England’s most financially challenged integrated care systems will increase its expected deficit this year by £30m.

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Trusts move away from joint EPR plan


A joint electronic patient record system for acute providers across two neighbouring integrated care systems is now unlikely, according to one of the trusts involved.


Revealed: Four trusts added to NHSE ‘help list’


NHS England has revealed the latest list of trusts which it has identified as needing the most support to meet electives and cancer targets.

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The trusts with most and least nurses striking


The share of nurses striking at trusts which saw Royal College of Nursing action this week varied significantly, HSJ analysis suggests.


Neighbouring trusts placed in ‘special measures’


NHS England has moved two Devon trusts into its successor for the special measures regime, meaning all of the county’s acute trusts are now in the bottom tier of the oversight framework.


Nine trusts account for third of ambulance ‘hours lost’


Nine acute trusts accounted for a third of all ‘hours lost’ to ambulance handover delays last week, according to new data.

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Exclusive: New hospitals could be required to have single patient rooms only


New hospitals may be required to have single patient rooms only, HSJ can reveal.

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Revealed: NHS England’s list of trusts with worst elective and cancer problems


Almost a third of acute trusts have been identified by NHS England as being ‘at risk’ of missing key targets for electives and cancer recovery, with some facing ‘periodic calls between ministers and CEOs’, HSJ can reveal.