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Katrina percy steps down (at last).

30-08-2016

Katrina Percy has just stepped down as Chief Executive of Southern Health however she is moving sideways and becoming an advisor to family doctors, she keeps her £180,000 salary and all of her other perks. So after causing havoc she has managed to slough off the responsibility but keep all of the advantages that she enjoyed whilst in charge of an organisation that has been so criticised by so many different organisations, including our own MP. Just look further down this page for some comments that have been made about this organisation.

"In July, a BBC investigation found Southern Health had paid millions of pounds to companies owned by previous associates of Ms Percy.

One firm received more than £5m despite winning a contract valued at less than £300,000, while another was paid more than £500,000 without bidding at all. The trust said it took its financial responsibilities "very seriously"."

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Friends of Fareham Community Hospital

04-08-2016

Friends of Fareham Community Hospital

It's good to know that our local clinical commisioning group, the people with ultimate responsibilty and funding decisions, are leaving this to a charitable organisation (who need to make money out of such an event) to organise. After visitations from the Health Minister and speeches from our MP - will it make a blind bit of difference? Any additional services will involve them in dipping their hand into their pocket and I personally think that their pockets are too deep to allow their fingers to reach any of the loose change that they may have left over. However the more people that turn up the more they will understand that we care.

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Southern Health NHS Trust are losing a Governor.

31-07-2016

What on earth is the point of advertising for new governors when the ones that have saved faithfully for four years is stepping down because the governing body is not fit for purpose.

This has been pretty obvious since before Suella's inspired House of Commons debate into the organisation yet still nothing is being done about it and now appears that Katrina Percy is under fire for using friend's companies for millions of pounds worth of contracts.

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Southern Health NHS Trust are looking for new Governors.

12-07-2016

But it is still being run by Katrina Percy - what chance do governors have when even a Parliamentary debate organised by Suella has failed to remove her from the position of Chief Executive?

Just read previous articles on this page to see how effective this organisation hasn't been

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Ursula Ward, the chief executive of the NHS trust running Queen Alexandra Hospital has quit.

27-05-2016

So that is change at the Southern Health Authority and at Q.A. The change at SH was because of mismanagement and it seems slightly coincidental that this change has occurred just days after the massive funding deficit has been announced.

In the first article Portsmouth North's MP is quite effusive in her commendations, but the second seems more like damning somebody with faint praise. I think Ms. Mordaunt needs to make her mind up.

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QA Hospital trust has recorded a deficit of £23m – £13m more than its target.

21-05-2016

And they still keep on talking about releasing beds quicker but have they implemented the ideas brought forward in the YouTube icon meeting with the CCG (Patient Discharge) last November when it seemed to come as a bolt out of the blue that there are simple ways to inprove the situation.

So presumably waiting times will extend further because by now they must have cut the services to the bone.

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And they can't even get governors to talk to us.

18-05-2016

"Defiant governors held a meeting at Lyndhurst Community Centre yesterday - three days after the trust announce it was postponing it - saying that failings at the Calmore-based trust were so serious that they must be debated in public.

But ony four governors showed up- fewer than the seven they believed could make their decisions legally binding."

Councillor Roy Smith has called on Jeremy Hunt to intervene to sort this out but is it possible that this is too much even for the Secretary of State to address? Possibly it is better for him to use the old sloping shoulders routine to ensure that he can't be held responsible?

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Southern Health lambasted by ex-governor.

17-05-2016

This has been going on for over three years now yet we seem no further forward now than we were then.

Quote from Mark Aspinall former governor who resigned a fortnight ago after the company was sleighted by the CQC. "The simple fact is that the trust has been so fixated on circling the wagons that it has failed to appreciate the immense pain and suffering it has caused"

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THE MP for Fareham has renewed calls for urgent action to be taken at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.

04-05-2016

Our MPs keep calling for action but nothing much seems to happen after such calls.

Wonder what the next step will be?

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Will this help to improve Southern Health's effectiveness?

30-04-2016

After all of the controversy over Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, one person at least has decided to fall on his sword. It makes one wonder if it will have the required affect?

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Fareham MP speaks of ‘serious concerns’ over leadership of beleaguered health trust.

22-04-2016

It looks as if Suella is ramping this up a step. We keep hearing about how our local MPs are so concerned about this issue but we never seem to hear anything from the failing service directors. "The right thing now is for the CQC to publish the full report of its investigation." It makes you wonder why they haven't published it already.

"Miss Fernandes described the meeting as ‘useful’ but added: ‘MPs raised lots of distressing and detailed cases that were put to Ms. Percy who was asked what the trust is doing to improve services and management. There have been some changes. There are some new directors with new responsibilities with the executive team."

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Southern Health Foundation Trust still under fire from CQC.

07-04-2016

Southern Health Foundation board


[Southern Health Foundation Trust] One of the largest NHS trusts has been warned by the health watchdog over concerns it is failing tens of thousands of vulnerable patients.

Yesterday [The trust’s chief executive Katrina Percy] said: ‘I have been very clear and open that we have a lot of work to do to fully address recent concerns raised about the trust.

‘I want to reassure our patients and their families that I, and the board, remain completely focused on tackling these concerns as quickly as possible.’

Same old, same old - does nothing ever change?

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Portsmouth A&E nurses at breaking point as QA crisis deepens.

26-03-2016

Stressed A&E nurses at beaking point

Quote by Di Francis, the Royal College of Nursing’s senior regional officer “Staff across the NHS only want to give the best possible care to their patients, but all too often systemic failures are preventing them from doing this”

How long have we been saying this. I wonder if it will make any difference being said by a Senior employee?

"The whole place is just organised chaos. We’re just at the bitter end."

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Haslar could have been used as a facility for the elderly.

16-03-2016

picture of HaslarShort termism strikes again. It would have been a great place for the elderly from QA to have been transferred to whilst awaiting the local services arranging their care package. Still I suppose that it would soon have filled up and we would be back to the same situation that we are in now only we would have two sites full of the elderly awaiting Social Services.

"The hospital in Gosport closed in 2009 despite campaigns to see it remain open.

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“QA has agreed to meet with the people who have a possible solution to some of the bed-blocking issues they have, so we are setting this up”.

14-03-2016

Plans are on the cards to fix Portsmouth hospital’s bed-blocking crisis.

It comes after weeks of problems for the Cosham hospital, which last month was placed on ‘black alert’ and has seen ambulances queuing to deliver patients to its A&E department.

Ms Mordaunt met with QA’s chief executive, Ursula Ward, to discuss a way forward, which would hopefully address the ‘bed-blocking’ concerns of how best to deal with patients and a growing elderly population.

But don't forget these two videos - they told us that they had a solution to the bed blocking back in November last year.

The other videos for the CCG presentation are here.

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JEREMY HUNT, MINISTER OF STATE FOR HEALTH VISITED FAREHAM COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

14-02-2016

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Jeremy Hunt visited Fareham Community Hospital on Friday 12-02-2016 with Suella, senior bosses and members of 'The Hospital Task Force' - whatever that may be.

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Apparently it has now achieved Dementia Friendly status but still has no Minor Injuries Unit. The other big problem that it has is accessibility, not the ramps, automatic doors and as much help inside the hospital as is required, but it is just extremely difficult to get to as there is virtually no public transport available. I wonder if they took notice of silly little problems like these and will attempt to find a way to correct them?

I notice that there is no reference to this visit on  Suella's website. Maybe because there were political overtones to it.

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3 hour wait for an ambulance in Lee-on-the-Solent High Street

30-01-2016

A disabled woman who fell out of a mobility wheelchair on Lee-on-the-Solent High Street and broke both her legs waited nearly three hours for an ambulance.

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Quotes from the above article:

"PEOPLE are being urged to consider minor injuries units to ease the pressure on hospitals and ambulance service. A spokeswoman for the Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust said: ‘We’re urging people to choose well in their choice of healthcare."

"At the time we were notified of the incident, we were experiencing a high level of demand for emergency responses in the area as well as having a significant number of vehicles unavailable to us due to handover delays at local emergency departments."

"Multiple ambulances were delayed at hospitals for over an hour during the period of receiving the call relating to the incident at High Street, Lee-on-the-Solent, and the arrival of our ambulance to the scene."


But our local Fareham Community Hospital doesn't even have a minor injuries unit, and the CCG seem quite relaxed that it will all be OK.

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QUEEN ALEXANDRA HOSPITAL, COSHAM

17-12-2015

Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt is to speak to QA boss and report back to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt wants to know how Queen Alexandra Hospital boss thinks A& E wait times can be improved as it’s earmarked as one of the worstperforming in the country.

Not before time that the Health Secretary started to take an interest. One wonders what the result will be? Nobody from the Trust was interested in how they will cope when Welborne et. al. start to get populated. They attended just one of the meetings about Welborne and didn't say much then either.

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Bed-blocking crisis hits Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth

12-11-2015

Once again this was brought up at the CCG meeting on 12-11-2015.
These videos refer to the bed blocking problem
YouTube icon Bed blocking
YouTube icon Patient discharge improvements

"Up to 150 beds at Queen Alexandra Hospital – the same as four entire wards – are being taken up by patients who shouldn’t be there."

"Government guidelines state those coming into A&E should be seen, treated or discharged within four hours, 95 per cent of the time – a target PHT has failed to hit for around two years."


But our Council's Chief Executive says "I would not however agree that the public services you mention are universally failing, locally or nationally."

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BCF Handout at the CCG presentation 12-11-2015

12-11-2015

Not too sure what these were about but they were passed to me at the end of the session but they link to a Youtube icon video of the Clinical Commisioning Group. I may have missed some of the presentation as I was sitting behind the presenters.

I think that they are a five year plan that has been agreed between HCC and five of the local CCGs. As it involves about £80M I thought that I would post them here and I am sure that they will make sense as time goes on.

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Hospital financial savings

21-10-2015

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With an already overstretched and under-funded Main hospital for the area covering South East Hampshire and for a hospital that has failed fairly important parts of the last CQC check and is already running a £16m deficit, they are now going to be expected make yet more savings, and that with Welborne, North Whiteley and all of the other development in our area.

The management team seem to have the idea that HMG will fund it's future according to NHS icon this reply from them in response to a query regarding the Welborne project.

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Jeremy Hunt to check our "underused and half-built" Fareham Community Hospital

13-10-2015

Jeremy Hunt will visit Fareham Community Hospital after MP Suella Fernandes asked him to take action over service provision.

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Well that may be a first step, pity that he won't be looking into the state of QA at the same time.

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LOCAL HEALTH PROVISION

30-09-2015

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Note: our response to this article in concerning local Health Provision.

It is easy for developers and local politicians to promise a whole range of health provisions when any new development is being proposed, but this is disgraceful cynicism and spin on their part because it is not they who will have provided them. It is no small wonder that those running local health services are coy when it comes to answering questions about how these future health services will be provided and the serious implications for these new developments if they are not. If for no other reason this is an important issue on which to base our continued and total rejection of huge developments like Welborne and Newlands.

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