Statement on Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

A spokesperson for the NHS Trust Development Authority said:

“Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is currently facing considerable challenges.  To help the trust to tackle these, we have commissioned reviews into how emergency care could be improved and to investigate allegations around bullying and harassment.  These reviews are expected to report shortly.

“In the meantime, the NHS TDA is appointing an Improvement Director and providing additional senior clinical support.  These individuals will work with the trust on immediate and sustainable changes to overcome the current challenges that they face.

“Despite significant pressures, staff in the emergency departments and ambulance service are demonstrating very high levels of commitment to maintain patient safety.  We will support the trust and its staff as they work with local health and social care partners to deliver necessary improvements.”

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