The NHS Trust Development Authority, the body set up to oversee hospital trusts has failed to give reassurance on patient safety.
When all four A&E Consultants took unprecedented action to resign en masse, including in their resignation letter patient safety concerns, I do not expect health bosses to be complacent.
Rebecca Blake, Labour's Parliamentary Candidate said "I have been pressing the NTDA to act because I am not prepared to wait until there is an unnecessary incident at the Alex. While I am disappointed by the confirmation they will not replace the board, I am more concerned by their ignorance on patient safety. The letter from the Chief Executive fails to even mention patient safety, despite that being the reason for writing to him. (Read my letter and the reply here)
"In speaking to the NTDA today on the phone there is no turnaround team in place as the Prime Minister suggested and the advice I was given was to meet again with the local Trust. We have long since passed the time for meetings, the Alex needs decisive action before we lose A&E altogether.
"Local people want and deserve a categorical statement that patients are safe at the Alex and the silence from the management of the Trust and their regulator is deafening. I’m left wondering once again, who is taking responsibility for our local NHS".