AS part of my new role as observer to the Board of the Royal Wolverhampton Trust. Here is a brief report of part of the Chief Executive Officers Board Report.
The Meeting took place on the Monday 1st June 2015 at the New Cross Hospital Board Room.
The Chief Executive of the Royal Wolverhampton Trust in his CEO report told the recent Trust Board that the transfer of Paediatric services to the Royal Hospital Trust from the former Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust took place from Monday May 18th. He reported that from the date the services were split between RWT and University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust.
Some children with long term conditions transferred to RWT on Monday 18th May to continue receiving their care, with Out-Patient clinics being held at Cannock Hospital so that services can be provided closer to patient’s homes.
As part of the integration process the CEO said that “RWT welcomed new staff members to the team, including two experienced paediatric consultants, one middle grade doctor, four qualified children’s nurses, a play specialist, a healthcare assistant and one administrator.”
Cannock Chase Council Negotiations were continuing regarding expansion of car parking capacity adjacent to Cannock Chase Hospital are progressing well.
The design and layout of the expanded facility has now been agreed in principle and detailed discussion are taking place regarding the financial and operational arrangements. Our targets are to have the new arrangements in place by September 2015
Local Heath Economy – Wolverhampton Healthwatch The CEO reported that the Chair of Healthwatch had resigned from the position (31May 2015) She had accepted a regional post with the British Pregnancy Advisory Service. The process to appoint her successor is underway. He congratulated her on her new position and spoke with warmth about her record in the job.