Monday 22 July 2024
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Live updates: Nottingham Hospitals Board Meeting

Nottingham Hospitals board meeting is taking place today.

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12:26 pm

Speaking of winter pressures, non executive director Mark Chivers says ‘We’re heading into a season of industrial action, utility bills are going through the roof, we’ve got inflation as well and who knows what the weather is going to be.

‘That’s my concern’

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12:03 pm

Moving onto NUH’s winter plan – Chair Nick Carver says the biggest challenge will be the emergency care situation this winter

There are currently 172 patients at NUH who are medically fit for discharge but cannot leave the trust due to a lack of social care provision.

Also discussed: Hot meals for £2 to help with cost of living crisis for NUH staff

10:25 am

Anthony May speaks about the Ockenden Review into NUH maternity services

He says ‘on Monday a letter will go to 1000 families from me encouraging them to engage with the review and offering an opportunity to meet with me’

Sharon Wallis adds that NUH is seeing a “significant reduction” in incidents that are reportable to the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch.

She said the trust was seeing 9 or 10 a year ago and currently has 4 incidents with HSIB

‘That’s positive evidence we are learning’ she adds.

09:43 am

Speaking of strikes – Chief Exec Anthony May says ‘we respect the right for staff to take such action.

‘We are preparing all the plans we might expect to do what we can to keep patients safe’

irector of Midwifery Sharon Wallis says ‘the burning platform at the minute is our serious incidents’

She says there are 44 in the ‘backlog’ which are yet to be investigated

There were 10 new Serious Incidents within NUH maternity in Sept and Oct 2022


Chair of the board Nick Carver says there are no questions from members of the public today

He adds ‘We are always very happy to take questions from the public, if you’ve got a question about the service we provide feel free to raise those in advance’


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