Bucks hospital trust to come under scrutiny

The entrance to Stoke Mandeville Hospital
The entrance to Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Bucks Healthcare NHS Trust, which was placed in special measures last year, is to report to councillors on the improvements it has made over the past nine months.

Bucks County Council’s health and adult social care select committee will be posing questions to executives of the trust, which runs Stoke Mandeville Hospital, as they seek to establish what improvements have taken place following Sir Bruce Keogh’s damning report in July last year.

The report listed a series of significant concerns over the trust, including doubts over its management, low staffing levels, poor morale, a so-called ‘blame culture’ and a lack of empathy over patient complaints.

Trust executives will appear before the committee at 9.45am on Tuesday April 15, at a meeting that is both open to the public and also available as a live webcast.

To view the agenda for the meeting or download background documents visit http://democracy.buckscc.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=137&MId=5742&Ver=4

To view the live webcast visit http://www.buckscc.public-i.tv/core/