Final report by Trust Special Administrator at South London Healthcare NHS Trust published

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Published on Tuesday, 08 January 2013 10:49
Posted by Vicki Mitchem

In accordance with his statutory duty, the Secretary of State for Health has today published the final report of the Trust Special Administrator appointed to South London Healthcare NHS Trust.

The report, entitled 'Securing sustainable NHS services: the Trust Special Administrator's report on South London Healthcare NHS Trust and the NHS in south east London', was presented to the Secretary of State on 7 January.  It makes recommendations in relation to the South London Healthcare NHS Trust to secure sustainable provision of health services to those patients served by the trust and in the south east London health economy.

The Trust Special Administrator was appointed last July by the Secretary of State under the Regime for Unsustainable NHS Providers, provisions for which are set out in legislation.  It is the first time the regime has been used since it was introduced in 2009.

The problems South London Healthcare NHS Trust faces are complex and long standing. The administrator was appointed to develop recommendations under a time-limited framework for addressing the trust's significant financial problems and ensuring high-quality care for the people of south east London in the long term. The administrator published his draft recommendations on 29 October and consulted locally on them from 2 November to 13 December.

The Secretary of State will now consider the final recommendations made to him and make his decision by early February that can secure sustainable services for the people of south east London.

Source: ©DH

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