University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

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Winners of 2018 HSJ Value Awards revealed

The HSJ Value Awards 2018 honour projects that deliver improvements for patients


Summer crisis deepens as trolley waits hit new high

Performance figures deteriorated to record lows this month as the unprecedented summer NHS crisis deepens, with trolley waits reaching a new high point and the waiting list growing to more than 6.7 million people.

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Pritchard’s NHSE different in ‘tone, intent and accessibility’, say top CEOs

NHS England chief executive Amanda Pritchard has been praised for transforming the organisation’s relationship with local leaders by the NHS’s most highly regarded chief executives.

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Exclusive: ‘Outrageous’ long A&E waits for mental health patients increase 150pc

Mental health patients who arrive at emergency departments in crisis are increasingly facing ‘outrageous’ long waits for an inpatient bed, with some being forced to wait several days.

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West Country Chronicle: Trust’s ‘unique’ private model boosts elective recovery

From Cornwall to the Cotswolds, West Country Chronicle offers essential insight into NHS matters in the South West. Contact me in confidence here.

Eugine Yafele - Chief Executive

White men form the minority of HSJ’s Top Chief Executives

A chief executive with less than four years’ experience has been selected as the number one CEO in HSJ’s eighth annual ranking of the service’s top provider trust chiefs

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‘Political targets’ could make NHS ‘forget all the system stuff’, warns trust CEO

Pressure from politicians and regulators to hit emergency and elective targets will drive ‘unhelpful behaviours’ that undermine the integration of care services, a long-serving CEO has warned.


Ambulance waits hit two hours for heart attacks and strokes

Average waits for an ambulance for stroke and heart attack patients have reached as long as two hours in one region, after a further fall in performance in recent weeks, HSJ can reveal.


Single region responsible for a third of ambulance handover delays

One ambulance trust is reporting nearly a third of all time lost due to handover delays at emergency departments, according to figures seen by HSJ.


Soaring trolley waits spark warnings A&E pressures getting ‘worse and worse’

The number of 12-hour waits in accident and emergency departments rose by 27 per cent in one month to reach record levels in January amid warnings overcrowding is harming an increasing number of patients.

Eugine Yafele - Chief Executive

Acute trust hires 'outstanding' mental health CEO

The leader of one of England’s top community and mental health trusts has been appointed chief executive of a major acute provider.


Ambulance A&E handovers now a third higher than last winter’s peak

Nearly one in 10 ambulances faced at least an hour-long wait to hand over patients last week – with more than 8,000 delayed outside A&E departments.

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Ambulance and trolley waits soar to record levels

Ambulance response times hit new lows last month, leaving heart attack and stroke patients waiting nearly an hour to be reached on average, despite the system having an 18-minute target for this cohort.

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UPDATED: Downgraded trust’s CEO describes ‘hugely taxing’ effort to balance safety with collaboration

A long-serving CEO has described the “hugely taxing” task for trust leaders to balance internal patient safety risks with wider system partnership work during the pandemic.


Leak reveals hour-long ambulance delays have quadrupled in 12 months

Ambulance handover delays lasting more than 60 minutes have quadrupled compared to this time last year, according to internal NHS data.

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‘Trolley waits’ of 12 hours balloon to more than 5,000

Emergency departments reported more than 5,000 ‘trolley waits’ of at least 12 hours in September, the highest ever monthly total, and almost double the pre-covid record.

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West Country Chronicle: ‘Reasonable grounds’ for disciplinary investigation against trust chiefs over bullying

From Cornwall to the Cotswolds, West Country Chronicle offers essential insight into NHS matters in the South West. Contact me in confidence here.

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CCG to centralise acute service in long-awaited reconfiguration

Stroke services in Bristol and the surrounding area are set to be centralised at a major provider after commissioners published long-awaited reconfiguration plans.

Robert Woolley

Long-serving CEO of ‘outstanding’ trust announces retirement

The chief executive of a major acute trust which has twice been rated “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission is retiring after more than 30 years in the NHS.