Acute Trust


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Acute Trust

The organisational and managerial infrastructure of hospitals in the UK. Acute trusts decide how hospitals will develop, so that services improve, and are charged with ensuring that hospitals provide high quality healthcare and spend their money efficiently. Acute trusts employ most of the NHS workforce, including health professionals—e.g., doctors, nurses, pharmacists, midwives and health visitors; allied health workers—e.g., physiotherapists, radiographers, podiatrists, speech and language therapists, counsellors, occupational therapists, psychologists and healthcare scientists; and non-medical support staff—e.g., receptionists, porters, cleaners, IT specialists, managers, engineers, caterers and domestic and security staff.
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In the context of this study, this perspective points to the potential for acute trust administrators to contribute to the containment of MRSA by providing physicians and nurses with adequate working conditions, suitable physical premises, and an organizational climate conducive to safety and learning from failure.
The CHKS Top Hospitals awards celebrate the success of healthcare providers across the UK and are given to acute trusts for their achievements in healthcare quality and improvement.
Placement of the role within the safeguarding team has helped to foster excellent working links, and has already resulted in some robust working systems being developed to improve safeguarding practices within the acute trust.
PRIMARY Care Trust chief executive Professor Tony Wells and acute trust chief Gerry Marr keep their titles as well as pounds 105,000 salaries.
That year saw eight trusts - all but one an acute trust - run up deficits totalling pounds 54million.
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute trust in the South East of England.
The ITV News probe asked every acute trust across the UK to disclose how many staff posts were unfilled.
It also works with its acute trust colleagues to help treat and support patients who have physical health problems that are linked with an underlying anxiety or depression.
Ms Lumley asked Health Minister Daniel Poulter: "Does he agree that this uncertainty has gone on long enough, and will he encourage the Worcestershire acute trust to co-operate with the UHB trust in Birmingham?
The hospital is nominated for the most improved acute trust award for its good MRSA rates and success in partnership for its learning disability steering group.
On Friday 800 jobs were cut after the Pennine Acute Trust in Lancashire announced it was pounds 21million in the red.
The solution has been rolled out to all of the hospital sites at the Trust -- including Furness General, Westmorland General, and Royal Lancaster Infirmary -- replacing the existing patient administrative system (PAS), and is the first such deployment at an acute trust in England.

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