Category list : West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
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Giving nurses the tools to rapidly diagnose respiratory illnesses when patients walk into A&E can help ease winter pressures on busy hospitals, researchers say.
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust has made enough progress for it to removed from special measures, but accident and emergency nurse staffing levels and infection prevention are among the concerns that still need addressing, hospital inspectors have said.
Temporary staffing costs in UK maternity units rose to almost £100m last year, according to figures obtained by the Royal College of Midwives.
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust will remain in special measures, despite the Care Quality Commission upgrading its rating from “inadequate” to “requires improvement”.
A matron’s retelling of a story of an abused baby as a learning tool for staff has received an award for promoting reflective care experiences.
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West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust faces being imminently placed in special measures following a Care Quality Commission inspection.
Staff at a hospital in Watford are trialling a new badge that shows other professionals, patients and relatives they are the “nurse in charge”.
Qualified nurses are being turned away from jobs in the NHS because of poor numeracy skills it has been claimed.
Hospital chiefs have been accused of “burying their heads in the sand” over midwife shortages, after figures suggested a quarter of NHS trusts had not assessed their workforce needs for at least four years.
More than 800 patients suspected of having cancer could have had their diagnosis delayed because of an administrative error, a hospital trust has admitted.