Published on: 26th October 2012
Monitor has found Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in significant breach due to its persistent failure to meet its A&E four hour target and concerns about its Board governance and financial performance.
To address these concerns Monitor requires the Trust to:
Monitor’s chief operating officer Stephen Hay said: “We have been tracking the Trust’s performance for some time and are requiring action to be taken because it is not acceptable that the Trust is persistently failing its A&E patients. We now expect the Trust to focus on immediately and sustainably resolving this issue.
“We require the Trust to scope out a review of its Board’s governance and immediately improve its 2012/13 financial plan to deliver effective cost savings. As part of this the Trust needs to get to grips with its cash flow.”
The Board is required to report to Monitor on its monthly performance. Monitor will use its regulatory powers to take action if the Board does not deliver the required improvements within the specified timescales.
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