Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Created 1 April 2011 (2011-04-01)
Region served London Borough of Hillingdon, England
Type NHS foundation trust
Chair Anthony Valentine
Chief Exec David McVittie
Website www.thh.nhs.uk

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the NHS trust responsible for the healthcare services provided at Hillingdon Hospital and Mount Vernon Hospital in the London Borough of Hillingdon.

The chairman is Anthony Valentine, and the chief executive is David McVittie.

The trust became an independent NHS foundation trust on 1 April 2011.[1]

The trust is part of Imperial College Health Partners.[2]

Finance[edit]

The Trust recorded a deficit of £1 Million in 2012-13 but predicted a break even position in 2013-14.[3] The Care Quality Commission rated the trust as 'requires improvement' following a five-day inspection in October 2014. They were concerned at staffing levels and said the trust was not complying with infection prevention and control standards.[4]

Performance[edit]

In May 2015 the trust experienced a network infrastructure failure which required A&E attendances to be diverted to other nearby hospitals and delayed patient discharges. [5] The trust spent £13.5 million on agency staff in 2014/5.[6]

It was named by the Health Service Journal as one of the top hundred NHS trusts to work for in 2015. At that time it had 2608 full time equivalent staff and a sickness absence rate of 3.5%. 65% of staff recommend it as a place for treatment and 65% recommended it as a place to work.[7]

In October 2016 only 56.7% of main A&E patients at the trust were seen within four hours — the worst performance in the country. 5,300 patients a month attend the department, which was designed for 2,500. The trust said “The sheer volume of patients being seen in the space available means it is difficult to manage the swift flow of patients.” [8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coombs, Dan (1 April 2011). "Hillingdon Hospital Trust granted Foundation status". Uxbridge Gazette. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Imperial College Health Partners launched to bring innovations in healthcare to North West London". Imperial College. 19 June 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "More than a third of trusts predict year-end deficit". Local Government Chronicle. 13 March 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hillingdon Hospitals Trust must improve, says CQC watchdog". Get West London. 10 February 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Network failure crashed frontline services at London hospital". Computer Weekly. 4 June 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Agency spending: the real picture". Health Service Journal. 26 November 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "HSJ reveals the best places to work in 2015". Health Service Journal. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "London A&Es nearing meltdown as Christmas revellers told: ‘Getting drunk is not a game’". Evening Standard. 15 December 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 

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