Doctors, nurses and other hospital staff paid more than £1.5million to park their cars while working at Coventry and Rugby hospitals last year. Meanwhile patients and visitors coughed up £4m to park at University Hospital Coventry and St Cross in Rugby in 2017/18, data from NHS Digital also revealed. All the money from the Coventry hospital car parks goes to the private firm which operates it, while the hospital trust says money collected in Rugby is spent on maintaining the car parks. It cost the staff who work at the two hospitals £1.66m to park while they were on shift - including fines. The sum also includes income from parking permits, as well as Service Level Agreements with other NHS organisations for use of the trust's car parking facilities. Most expensive Coventry's University Hospital was the most expensive for parking out of all those in the region. It cost patients and their visitors an average of £1.43 to park there for an hour, up from £1.37 in … [Read more...] about Revealed: The HUGE sums raked in from hospital car parks
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Patients and visitors at Nuneaton’s hospital are being warned that they cannot use cards to pay for parking for the whole of this month. All of the public car parks at the George Eliot Hospital cannot currently accept card payments. This situation could last the whole month according to the ‘Eliot, which has apologised for the inconvenience caused. A spokesperson for the hospital said that they are waiting on new software for all of the car park payment stations. “The hospital is awaiting a new software provider and card payments for parking are temporarily unavailable during the change-over,” the hospital spokesperson said. “This should be sorted by the end of this month. We apologise to visitors for any inconvenience this may cause.” There are three main car parks on the George Eliot hospital site; one at the front of the main hospital building, outside the rehabilitation unit at the rear of the main hospital building and outside the maternity … [Read more...] about Bad news if you pay hospital parking by card in Nuneaton
No children’s dental surgery can take place at Nuneaton’s hospital for a whole month due to overstretched staffing. It has been revealed there is a "deteriorating" picture for oral surgery at the George Eliot Hospital. Children’s dental surgery is the hardest hit as there will be no procedures taking place throughout the whole of this month, which is the second month of the school holidays. In an Eliot report, it states that oral surgery is managed by neighbouring University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire and the service is overstretched. In fact, the only consultant who performs the surgery is unavailable on every single day he is due to work at the Eliot in August. “Risks to performance are the paediatric patients who can only be operated on by the consultation who only operates on Mondays," the report says. "In August 2018 we have a problem as the consultant is on call one Monday, has a Bank Holiday and an annual leave on the remaining Mondays in August … [Read more...] about Children’s dental surgery on hold at Nuneaton’s hospital
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!
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