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Reports show that James Paget Hospital has 280 vacancies- and three patients breach 12-hour trolley wait

26 February, 2016 - 15:33
James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, Norfolk.

James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, Norfolk.

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Reports published at the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston said it currently has 280 vacancies for medical staff.

A report to the board of directors on Friday, showed that some vacancies are filled by the hospital’s own bank staff and some locum staff.

The hospital trust says it was trying to recruit some of its locum staff into A&E and anaesthetics departments.

Current vacancies include 25 senior and nine junior doctor roles.

The Gorleston hospital also said it was increasing its usage on social media and Skype recruit overseas.

Dawn Cumby, associate director of workforce, said: “The first cohort of nurses arrived in the UK this week, comprising of seven Filipino nurses and six Indian nurses.

“The hospital conducted further interviews in January and offered 27 jobs to Indian nurses with 31 more to be offered posts by the end of next month.”

Also at the Board of Directors meeting, it was revealed that three patients breached their 12 hour-trolley wait.

Sue Watkinson, director of operations, said: “On Sunday, January 3, the Trust saw unprecedented ambulance conveyance rates which meant that on January 4 the Trust declared an internal major incident.

“As a result, three patients breached their 12-hour trolley wait from decision to admit to an inpatient bed.

“A full review of this incident is being investigated any learning identified will be formulated into an action plan.”

Emergency targets were also missed with many people waiting six hours or more, but all cancer patients were seen within target times.

The trust says that while they have remained busy with an increase of emergency admissions, the commissioning of their new Day Care Unit has meant that there have been minimal cancellations.

There were 11 cancelled operations either on the day or before the day due to a lack of beds in January, compared to 210 in the same month last year.

Plans are already being put in place to start preparation for next year’s winter period.

In the meantime, a workshop has taken place to review delayed transfers of care internally and externally to improve patient flow.

12 comments

  • Don't even start me on the hospital parking. My mum had an Xray appointment at 1pm on Friday last. We arrived 2 minutes early and they kept us waiting until 1.10pm when they collected her and moved her through to a 2nd waiting room and kept her waiting another 5 minutes. When we got back to the ticket machine we had been in the carpark 36 minutes. First 30 minutes free and £3 to park the extra 6 minutes. If we had been seen on time would have got back with 8 minutes to spare and saved us £3. Most expensive parking I have ever visited!!

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    cat

    Monday, February 29, 2016

  • Inco: So if they're working a 'full-time NHS contract' as you put it, how on earth do they have the energy and time to 'fit in' the £200 for a 30 minute consultation then? I suspect your and their concept of full time actually means part time NHS with a private-commitment top up. Here and There: Private patients are saving the NHS loads of cash........downtrodden class act'. Please elaborate on the 'saving cash' point please and don't turn this discussion into a class war - this is not the Daily Mail. I've used private healthcare but was treated at a private hospital by a consultant that worked there exclusively - I made sure of that before booking him. As a result there was zero impact on the NHS which I've also used countless number of times.

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    One Horse Town

    Friday, February 26, 2016

  • Sportswagon We should be glad as a rich nation that we are not poaching trained staff from abroad. We should make sure our own staff, trained at our expense, remain in this country and are not allowed to go abroad when they complete their training. As far as private patients are concerned. There are none amongst us who would not opt for private care if we had the money or insurance cover, to cover the cost. Private patients are saving the Nhs loads of cash so let just give the downtrodden class act a miss for once please.

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    Hereandthere

    Friday, February 26, 2016

  • Can the EDP reporter tell us where they came up with 280 vacancies as the web site said 25 senior and 9 junior this does not add up to 280 even if the reports comes from Norfolk!!

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    FACT

    Friday, February 26, 2016

  • It is their time- they work their full time contract and at times they are not contracted to do nhs work they can run private clinics or theatre lists. The insurance companies pay the hospital to use the facilities and at times where the hospital is full to bursting all private lists are cancelled- the private facility is owned by the hospital and rented out.

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    inco

    Friday, February 26, 2016

  • Apologies 'by' not 'buy'.

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    One Horse Town

    Friday, February 26, 2016

  • Inco: So why was a friend of mine told he had a wait of 4 months for a hernia op but could be seen the next week BUY THE SAME CONSULTANT? "What they choose to do in their own time is their business". But it's not their time really is it? The 'time' is created as part of contracts that Bevan provided, in his efforts 'to fill their mouths with gold' , when the NHS was created and frankly need ripping up. Imagine if teachers in state schools suddenly announced that a day per week would be spent in the local private school AND use the state school's facilities? There would be a national outcry but if you're a consultant you can do it. Outdated deference that's costing the NHS millions.

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    One Horse Town

    Friday, February 26, 2016

  • Consultants do private work in addition to the contracted nhs work not within it without it the pressure on the nhs would be much greater. What they chose to do in their own time is their own business.

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    inco

    Friday, February 26, 2016

  • The NHS relies on training staff as its cheap labour,also with the current situation in the profession who would want to enter into it.

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    stoneman

    Friday, February 26, 2016

  • Congratulations UKIP.........happy now?

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    Sportswagon

    Friday, February 26, 2016

  • Meanwhile, go on the 'East Coast Consulting Rooms' (attached to the JPH) website and you'll find a large number of NHS consultants who are offering private work......at the expense of their more impoverished patients or those that don't get company freebie schemes. I've got nothing against private healthcare but this ridiculous situation is countrywide. New entrants (Jeremy Hunt wouldn't dare do anything about existing staff) should be made to choose between NHS or private hospitals. Not both.

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    One Horse Town

    Friday, February 26, 2016

  • It is high time we had, "handcuff," contracts within the Nhs so that we don`t have to go poaching staff from abroad. There is little point in the Nhs investing on training. Only for so many people, once trained, to leave the organization and seek employment elsewhere.

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    Hereandthere

    Friday, February 26, 2016

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