Statement from Toby Perkins MP regarding plans to create a subsidiary company at Chesterfield Royal Hospital

There has been much comment about the fact that Chesterfield Royal Hospital appear to be continuing with plans to create a subsidiary company and transfer 800 staff into it despite a Government announcement that all new plans should be paused.

I have recently spoken to Lee Outhwaite, Finance Director at Chesterfield Royal Hospital regarding the recent guidance from NHS Improvements that says that Trusts should “…pause any current plans to create new subsidiaries…” Chesterfield Royal Hospital’s position is that they have gone further than planning and they are now at the implementation stage so they do not feel they have to pause the process.

It seems to me that if they have been asked to pause any current plans to create new subsidiaries then they should not implement any plans that they have made. I have contacted NHS Improvements and the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to seek clarification on whether the guidance issued recognises any distinction between planning and implementation and I have been promised an imminent response.

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