Councillors to quiz health trust over hospital
9:04am Monday 11th March 2013 in News
QUESTIONS about coding practices, job cuts and a time frame for a chief executive at the Royal Bolton Hospital will be asked at Bolton Council’s health, overview and scrutiny committee.
Tomorrow’s meeting will discuss recent issues at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, including Dr Foster’s report into coding practices, in which a number of deaths were found to be incorrectly coded, sparking a huge investigation.
Councillors are likely to ask Bolton’s Clinical Commissioning Group about the report, which was published on Wednesday.
They are also expected to talk about the consultation over 500 job cuts at the trust, which is due to end on Thursday, and to ask when a permanent chief executive will be appointed.
The meeting takes place between 5pm and 7pm, in committee room A, at Bolton Town Hall.