LONDON NORTH WEST HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST - May 2015 Board meeting
Chief Executive’s Report Jacqueline Docherty thanked everyone for her warm welcome to the Trust.She stated that one of the key themes noted was the high level of staff vacancies and therefore a high level of bank and agency staff (which is very expensive). She would like to make the Trust a place where staff want to work permanently.
- Winter planning has started with the enhancement of a new 63 bedded unit at NPH later in 2015.
- 35 % of staff received flu vaccine last Winter (national target was 75%).
- Theatre 2 at Ealing Hospital opened in early April after a 750K makeover which will ensure high standards of patient care.
- Consultant Microbiologist Dr. Guduru Gopal Rao and Consultant|Neonatal Paediatrician Dr. Richard Nicholl were featured in the Mail on Sunday, 12 April, discussing the benefits of screening all expectant mothers for the bacterial infection Group B Strep.
Maternity Closure at Ealing Hospital On 1st July 2015, the move of the maternity and neonatal unit at Ealing will be completed. All patients have been contacted and as far as possible given a choice where to have their baby. They have also been put into categories of high, medium and low risk and advised where necessary which maternity unit would be the most appropriate for their care.
Election Jeremy Hunt will continue as Secretary of State for Health. Except for Harrow West, all of the local MPs in Brent, Ealing and Harrow are Labour.
A&E Performance The number of patients has reduced and a real concerted effort has been made to improve patient discharges and some of the delayed transfers of care have been addressed. Better signposting should be in place, informing patients about other walk in clinics for minor injuries.
New Medical Consultant Appointments 11 new consultants have been appointed
Acute Medical Unit Recruitment Day To support November’s planned opening of new £14 m acute medical unit at NPH, a recruitment day was held on 21 May.
Finance Budget only started on 1st April 2015 so up till now the results show a control total deficit of £6.9m which is £0.1 m favourable against budget.