Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
|Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust|
|Headquarters||Queen's Hospital, Romford|
|Region served||North East London|
|Type||NHS Hospital Trust|
|Chair||Sir Peter Dixon|
|Chief Exec||Averil Dongworth|
It has two main hospitals: King George Hospital in Ilford, Redbridge and Queen's Hospital in Romford. It also operates many clinics at a number of sites in the area including Barking Hospital and Brentwood Community Hospital.
The Trust serves around 700,000 people from a variety of backgrounds and across a wide area, making it one of the largest in the country.
It has a new Hyper Acute Stroke Unit, a regional centre for neurosurgery, one of the busiest cancer centres in London and a maternity service delivering almost 10,000 babies a year. The Trust has an extremely good infection control record, and has slashed the number of MRSA and Clostridium difficile rates by more than 70% in recent years.
In October 2013 it was placed in the highest risk category by the Care Quality Commission. In December 2013 it was reported that the trust had paid out more than £23 million for negligence claims in maternity in five years. The CQC report said that while the trust was working hard to make improvements in many areas, it still provided "unsafe care" in A&E and "needs to urgently focus" on resolving these issues because "The A&E departments are at times unsafe because of the lack of full-time consultants and middle-grade doctors." It was placed in special measures on 18 December 2013.
In March 2014 The Trust was forecasting a deficit of £38 million for 2013-4 and a similar figure for 2014-5.
In September 2014 the trust revealed a huge, previously unreported waiting list of more than 90,000 patients, 61,143 of which had been waiting past the national 18 week limit.
In the last few years there have been frequent changes to the hospital's Board members.
- Chief Executive Averil Dongworth, Chief Executive joined BHR in February 2011. She was previously Chief Executive at Barnet and Chase Farm NHS Hospitals Trust
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