More patients are dying than they should be at 29 NHS trusts, claims an eminent hospital death rates expert. MailOnline last week named and shamed the 13 health service-ran organisations across England that recorded excess deaths in 2017. But Professor Sir Brian Jarman, who helped expose the Mid-Staffordshire hospital scandal, fears the true figure is much higher. He recalculated the NHS Digital data for MailOnline and found a further 16 trusts ran by the health service fall into the excess deaths category. According to his analysis, there were 6,800 more deaths than expected at hospitals ran by the 29 trusts - significantly more than NHS estimates of 3,700. Blackpool Victoria Hospital, ran by the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS FT, has been flagged up for having excess deaths every year since 2014 The County Hospital is ran by Wye Valley NHS Trust, which was named as one of the 13 NHS trusts with excess deaths in 2017 WHERE WERE THE 29 NHS TRUSTS … [Read more...] about 29 NHS trusts have excess deaths – NOT 13!
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A Coventry nurse has avoided jail after defrauding the NHS out of £50,000. The bank staff employee claimed wages for over 200 shifts at George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton that she did not work. Harbans Dhaliwal, 54, of Cross Road, Foleshill , was sentenced last week (July 13) at Warwick Crown Court to two years in custody, suspended for 12 months. She pleaded guilty to a charge of fraud by false representation against George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust. She has also been made subject to the Proceeds of Crime repayment scheme in an attempt to claw back the cash. In January 2016, George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust reported to Warwickshire Police an incident of fraud involving Dhaliwal, a female auxiliary nurse who was a bank staff employee working at the hospital. Between April 2014 and December 2015, Dhaliwal worked approximately 10 shifts at the hospital but submitted time sheets claiming for over 230 shifts that she did not actually work. This resulted in the Trust paying Dhaliwal … [Read more...] about Cov nurse claimed almost £50k from NHS for shifts she didn’t work
One in five members of staff at George Eliot Hospital were assaulted by patients or other members of the public last year. According to responses to the NHS staff survey, 20.7 per cent of staff at the trust said they had experienced physical violence from patients, their relatives or other members of the public in 2017, up from 16.2 per cent in 2016. Among staff who responded, 1.8 per cent said they had been assaulted between six and 10 times and three per cent said they had been assaulted more than 10 times. Of those who experienced physical violence, 21.8 per cent said neither they or their colleague had reported the last incident of any violence they had experienced. As well as physical violence, 28.6 per cent of staff said they had experienced harassment, bullying or abuse from patients, their relatives or other members of the public last year. This was up from 23.4 per cent in 2016. What about University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire? At University Hospitals Coventry and … [Read more...] about One in five George Eliot Hospital staff are victims of assault
The George Eliot Hospital's move to become part of a ‘foundation group’ does not mean it will merge with other places of care. That was the resounding message from George Eliot Hospital Trust board members after news broke that Glen Burley, who is currently the Chief Executive at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust and also at Wye Valley NHS Trust, will become the Eliot’s new chief executive. As part of this, Nuneaton 's hospital is proposing to join the foundation group model with the other two hospitals. But Julie Houlder, vice chair of the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust board, said: “I must make it clear that decision was made by the George Eliot board, we were not told to make this decision, it is not a merger or a take-over, we will remain an autonomous organisation, with its own board, accountable with its own chairman. “We will continue to maintain and grow our own identity and culture and there will be further opportunities through this … [Read more...] about No merger planned at Eliot as new chief exec is set to take over
THE chief executive of South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust (SWFT) has become the boss of a third hospital trust. Glen Burley has been appointed as chief executive of George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust in Nuneaton following the retirement of Kath Kelly. It is the first move towards closer working arrangements between the two, with the George Eliot Trust saying in a statement that it was proposing to join the Foundation group model which would ‘enhance opportunities for sharing best practice, service improvement and integration, whilst enabling George Eliot to continue to be an independent organisation with its own board of directors’. In 2016 Mr Burley took on the chief executive’s role as Wye Valley NHS Trust in Worcestershire as part of a similar strategic alliance. Prem Singh, chairman at George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust said: “I am delighted to welcome Glen Burley to the role, he brings with him a wealth of experience which will … [Read more...] about Hospital chief takes on new role