Clinical Commissioning Groups note Monitor’s formal recognition of progress made by Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have noted Monitor’s formal recognition of progress made on quality of care and clinical leadership by Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s (NLaG FT).

Dr Margaret Sanderson, Chair of North Lincolnshire CCG, said:

“The CCG is pleased to note the improvements made by the Trust and the developments made by their strengthened clinical leadership that is addressing the quality of patient care.

“We are aware of the financial difficulties that the Trust is currently facing and we are working with them to look at a variety of options and opportunities for resolution. We will continue to support both Monitor and the Trust to understand the impact of these financial challenges on the local health community.”

Dr Peter Melton, Clinical Chief Officer of North East Lincolnshire CCG, commented:

“We are pleased to see NLaG FT has been taken out of special measures, and are very encouraged that progress on the quality of services has been recognised by Monitor. We look forward to working with NLaG FT to drive forward continued improvements to achieve high quality, patient-focused health services that the people of Northern Lincolnshire deserve.

“We do recognise however, as does the Trust, that there is work to be done to address their emerging financial difficulties. NLaG FT is one of our key partners and we welcome the opportunity to work closely with them to look at possible solutions to safeguard their future financial sustainability. It is equally important that we also engage with the public to ensure they understand the true financial position and the challenges we face. This links to our Healthy Lives, Healthy Futures review of services to identify how care can be delivered in the future to offer safe, high quality and affordable services for years to come.”

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