Barts Health NHS Trust
|Barts Health NHS Trust|
|Location||London, United Kingdom|
|Hospital type||NHS trust|
It is the largest NHS Trust in the UK.
Barts Health was formed on 1 April 2012 by the merger of Barts and The London NHS Trust, Newham University Hospital NHS Trust and Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust.
The Trust has the largest Private Finance Initiative contract in the UK a £1bn scheme. Innisfree Ltd, Skanska, Carillion, Synergy Health, Siemens Medical Solutions and Varian Medical Systems are the partners. Paying back that PFI is costing the Trust £115m a year.
In January 2014 a Care Quality Commission inspection found that morale in the Trust was low and that "Too many members of staff of all levels and across all sites came to us to express their concerns about being bullied, and many only agreed to speak to us in confidence."
Barts Health runs six hospitals:
- The London Chest Hospital in Bethnal Green
- Mile End Hospital
- Newham University Hospital
- The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel
- St Bartholomew's Hospital in Smithfield in the City
- Whipps Cross University Hospital
- "When three hospital trusts become one". The Guardian. 3 April 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
- "Barts Health NHS Trust calls in finance help squad". BBC News. 17 July 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
- "Staff at Barts trust living in fear of bullying, says NHS watchdog". Evening Standard. 14 January 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
- "Our hospitals". Barts Health NHS Trust. Retrieved 27 June 2012.