The East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust – which runs Stevenage’s Lister Hospital and Welwyn Garden City’s The New QEII Hospital – has declared a ‘serious incident’ after discovering up to 14,600 patient discharge summaries may not have been sent to GPs.
An NHS trust which provides health and social care for people with mental ill health and learning disabilities has been rated as good by health watchdog the Care Quality Commission, but concerns surrounding patient safety have been raised.
An agency which cares for vulnerable people in their own homes has been providing a service which is not always safe and does not always meet people’s needs due to staff shortages, according to a healthcare watchdog.
Mental health organisations, including the county council, have revealed what key priorities they promise to focus on following a national review into children and young people’s mental health services.
Claims that at least 40 patients were either harmed or died due to delays from the region’s ambulance service over Christmas and New Year are being investigated, including one person who froze to death.