In recent years CHFT
was reported to have more than 150 nurse vacancies and hospital chiefs have resorted to searching for nurses in the Phillipines.
, which awards grants of up to pounds 3,000 to projects or events promoting individual and community development in South West Birmingham and North Worcestershire, will also switch its registered office to the Birmingham Foundation at St Peter's Urban Village Trust in Saltley.
's chief nurse, Jackie Murphy, said: "All our teams here at CHFT
are committed to providing our patients with safe, quality care with compassion and we would take this opportunity to apologise again to families who have been let down.
But minutes from board of directors meeting at CHFT
last November reveal some members did not approve of the price rises.
Dr Nick Scriven, a consultant in acute medicine at CHFT
and president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said he was "expecting severe difficulties" as the cold weather sets in and adds further stress to stretched NHS services.
Owen Williams, chief executive of CHFT
, said: "The decision by the secretary of state is welcome news on the back of our recent CQC rating of 'good.'.
Director of Nursing at CHFT
, Jackie Murphy, said: "We always investigate after an incident so we can learn from it and reduce the risk of it happening again.
He said : "It has never been standard practice of CHFT
to assess patients in the back of an ambulance and direct them to alternative facilities without documenting what's taking place.
A spokesperson for CHFT
said they had not experienced any issues to date but had contingency plans in place should any arise.
eant The move by CHFT
meant almost 400 facilities workers at HRI including porters, cleaners and gardeners, were transferred to employment with the new subsidiary firm on August 31, taking them outside an official NHS employment contract.
Meanwhile the counter proposal by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (CHFT
) is already costed, coming in PS53m cheaper than the Kirklees model.
Nearly 400 workers, including porters, cleaners and gardeners, are to be transferred by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (CHFT
) to a "wholly owned subsidiary" on August 31.