University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

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Long-serving CEO leaves trust fighting huge A&E problems

2024-02-08T15:36:00+00:00

The long-serving chief executive of a trust which is one of the worst performers nationally on emergency care has announced she is resigning.

Nick Carding 2023

West Country Chronicle: A £2.5m bureaucratic nightmare

2024-02-05T13:09:00+00:00

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

Nick Carding 2023

West Country Chronicle: New year, same story?

2024-01-08T12:31:00+00:00

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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.

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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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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.

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Hospital management criticised over helipad death

2023-11-02T19:19:00+00:00

A trust failed to identify risks associated with a helipad in one of its car parks, contributing to the death of an elderly woman who was blown over as a heavy search and rescue helicopter came into land.

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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University Hospitals Plymouth Trust

Revealed: Four trusts report quarter of all ‘critical incidents’

2023-10-25T12:18:00+01:00

More than a quarter of ‘critical incidents’ have been declared by just four trusts since the start of the crisis in urgent and emergency care.

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Hospitals close areas after discovering RAAC planks

2023-10-20T12:27:00+01:00

More hospitals have closed parts of their site after discovering potentially unsafe concrete had been used in the building structures, HSJ has learned.

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More trusts find RAAC concrete on estates

2023-10-06T04:37:00+01:00

At least seven more trusts have confirmed lightweight concrete on their estates following NHS England-ordered reviews and widespread safety concerns, HSJ has found.

Nick Carding 2023

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

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

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Exclusive: Site-level A&E performance revealed for the first time

2023-10-02T04:33:00+01:00

The true scale of poor performance against the four-hour waiting time target at individual A&E sites, which is often masked by the official trust-level data, has been laid bare for the first time by information acquired by HSJ.

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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.

Richard Murray

NHSE must target cash-rich trusts for savings, as well as strugglers, says ex-DH boss

2023-09-01T04:44:00+01:00

Regulators are trying to squeeze cost savings out of some of the most financially challenged trusts and should focus more heavily on organisations with healthier balance sheets, says a former Department of Health director.

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Ministers name 30 trusts receiving share of £250m fund

2023-08-15T06:00:00+01:00

Ministers have named the 30 trusts which will receive a share of a £250m fund to increase urgent and emergency care capacity.

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.

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Trusts warned to check helipad safety after death

2023-08-02T10:25:00+01:00

Trusts have been told to check the safety of their helipads after an accident in a hospital car park left a pensioner dead.

Bill Shields

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

2023-05-10T10:00:00+01:00

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.