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  • Newham hospital
    HSJ Local

    Service improves from 'inadequate' after warning notice


    A London hospital’s maternity service has improved enough to shed its “inadequate” rating, after serious concerns were raised about it at an inspection late last year.

  • kate and rhiannon davies colour

    Revealed: New safety fears at troubled DGH


    A maternity department facing investigation into more than 100 alleged cases of poor care has been found by the CQC to be repeating mistakes which led to avoidable deaths almost 10 years ago, HSJ can reveal today.

  • Jeremy Hunt

    Council refers long running reconfiguration to Jeremy Hunt


    Oxfordshire health overview and scrutiny committee refers Horton General Hospital maternity downgrade to secretary of state Committee chair told HSJ the referral was the “only solution” to the ongoing emergency downgrade four months ago Oxfordshire CCG consulting on plans to make the downgrade

  • HSJ Local

    East Sussex maternity services switch to Kent trust


    RECONFIGURATION: Maternity services in part of east Sussex are to transfer to Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust in Kent.

  • Jackie bene
    HSJ Local

    Third trust considers joining Dalton’s ‘hospital chain’


    Bolton was previously reluctant to join Salford Royal and Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh in their foundation group Trusts expected to retain separate boards under the new model, but could be run by a joint executive team The three FTs have begun discussions over reconfiguration of breast surgery

  • Pembury hospital in tunbridge wells
    HSJ Local

    Maidstone trial: Trust should have spotted ‘red flags’, court told


    PATIENT SAFETY: An expert witness was “horrified” by failings in the care of a mother at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust, and said warnings should already have been made about the doctor at fault.

  • Barrister
    HSJ Local

    Maidstone trial: Patient’s death ‘wholly avoidable’, court hears


    Prosecutors say trust failed to ensure two anaesthetists had the right qualifications Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust pleaded not guilty Trial relates to death of Frances Cappuccini after she gave birth at Pembury Hospital First case of an NHS trust being charged under Corporate Manslaughter

  • Birmingham Children's Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Birmingham foundation trusts confirm merger plan


    Trust merger follows joint chief executive appointment last year Business case to be produced by “late summer” Trusts plan joint rebuild after major capital project is scrapped Two Birmingham foundation trusts have confirmed they will merge following the decision last year for them to share a

  • East Sussex Hospital Trust
    HSJ Local

    East Sussex maternity unit to switch to Kent trust’s control


    Concerns over low birth rate and diverts at the Crowborough Birthing Centre No date agreed for when Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells will take over the service STRUCTURE: Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust will take over a maternity unit previously run by East Sussex Healthcare Trust.

  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust
    HSJ Local

    CCG chair fears maternity closure may be permanent


    CCG chair has “very significant concern” suspension of maternity services at Alexandra Hospital could become permanent Jonathan Wells has written to arm’s length bodies requesting “external support” to reverse closure Removal of inpatient maternity services from Alexandra Hospital a key component