“It would have to be the recognition of improvement,” reflects Sarah Cullen when asked what she found most pleasing about initial feedback from regulators following an inspection of the Royal Preston and Chorley and South Ribble hospitals last month. As the new director of nursing and midwifery at the trust which runs the two sites, one of Sarah’s first tasks was to assess the contents of a letter from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). That correspondence outlined the regulator’s early conclusions after inspectors spent four days - two announced, two unannounced - observing how Lancashire Teaching Hospitals (LTH) operates.For a trust which has been found to require improvement on three consecutive occasions in the last five years, it is hardly surprising that any acknowledgement that it was heading in the right direction would be welcomed by senior managers. But Sarah says she cannot predict whether the CQC’s initial findings will translate into the … [Read more...] about Are Preston and Chorley hospitals on the road to ‘good’?
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Ipswich Town have revealed former Bury St Edmunds schoolboy Jack Lankester's latest back injury is worse than first feared, with the 19-year-old now set to undergo surgery and at least five months recovery time.The player who had a loan spell at Bury Town in early 2018 ahead of signing his first professional contract last summer, suffered a second stress fracture in his back in six months during Town’s pre-season game against Fortuna Dusseldorf in Germany.Initially, it was only announced he would miss the start of the season and that it was thought to be a reaction to the injury which had ended his breakthrough season early in January.But after the Blues’ medical staff consulted expert advice at home and abroad, he will undergo surgery on it next week as the best way forward.Physio Matt Byard, speaking to the club's official website, explained: “Jack had a stress fracture in January. After a period of six months rehabilitation and further scans, he was cleared by a … [Read more...] about Ipswich’s Lankester to have surgery and long road to recovery
Want to read more?We value our content and access to our full site is only available on subscription. Your subscription entitles you to 7-day-a-week access to our website, plus a full digital copy of that week’s paper to read on your pc/mac or mobile device In addition your subscription includes access to digital archive copies from 2006 onwards Subscribe NowA new £1.2 million state-of-the-art scanner at Oban’s Lorn & Islands Hospital should speed up treatment and care for Argyll patients. The scanner is only the second of its kind to be installed in the UK and will save some patients long trips to Glasgow. Although the new scanner, that look smaller but has a longer bed and can take weights up to 300kgs, is in the same location in the hospital’s radiology department the whole room has had a bright make-over to make it more patient centred and more friendly.Two design light features on the ceiling and wall show a cherry blossom against blue … [Read more...] about New CT scanner unveiled at Lorn and Islands Hospital
PUBLISHED: 12:09 02 May 2019 Daniel Wilkins The Royal Devon and Exeter hospital. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhh 0685-43-12AW Archant Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has been rated good by government inspectors. Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has been rated good by government inspectors.The Care Quality Commission (CQC) visited the hospital in January and February this year to assess the quality of seven areas – the emergency department, outpatients, medicine, community adults, community inpatients, community end of life and rehabilitation services. Royal Devon and Exeter was rated as outstanding for caring. It was also rated as good for being effective, responsive to people's needs and well-led.The hospital does however require improvement when it comes to being 'safe'.Suzanne Tracey, Royal Devon and Exeter chief executive, said: ““Our staff work very hard each day in positive, well-run teams and they are … [Read more...] about Positive CQC report for Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
PUBLISHED: 09:37 18 April 2019 | UPDATED: 09:37 18 April 2019 Michael Boniface Hackney Town Hall. Picture: Ken Mears Archant The gender pay gaps at Hackney Council and Homerton Hospital reveal mixed results. While the Homerton has a pay gap of 2.1 per cent in favour of men, the council's female employees earn on average 16.8pc more than their male peers.Nationwide, more than three quarters of firms have a pay gap favouring men, BBC analysis shows.The figures look at the median – the difference in earnings between an organisation's middle-ranking woman and middle-ranking man. The council 's pay gap weighted in favour of women has more than doubled over the past year. Employment chief Cllr Carole Williams said: “Given the inequalities that exist for women across the wider labour market I'm proud the gender pay gap figures show we embody these values as an employer.“We're committed to protecting the relative gender equality that exists at … [Read more...] about Gender pay gap figures released by Hackney Council and Homerton Hospital