“considerable concern” September 2011

Contract query raised over Doncaster and Bassetlaw’s stroke performance
18 OCTOBER, 2011

PERFORMANCE: NHS Bassetlaw has raised a contract query with Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals Foundation Trust over stroke performance.

Across the PCT area, the proportion of people who spend at least 90 per cent of their time on a stroke unit has fallen, with only 42.9 per cent achieved in June, which is significantly below the target of 80 per cent.

Only 33.3 per cent of high risk transient ischaemic Attack cases were treated within 24 hours in June, against a target of 60 per cent.

The failure to achieve the target is of “considerable concern”, board papers say.

A meeting has been held with senior managers at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals and a contract query has been issued to the provider.

NHS Bassetlaw’s medical director has also written to the medical director of Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals. A new pathway was put in place in December 2010 and an audit has been requested from Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals for every patient who did not follow this pathway in Quarter one.

The PCT has asked for a similar audit to be done every month, both for service improvement and data quality. The figures have shown an improvement and Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals have assured the PCT that it expects to meet the target for the month of July.

Appropriate action will be taken should the target not have been reached.

Source:
NHS Bassetlaw, performance report
Source Date:
September 2011

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