Author: Anne North

Covid-19: One week after the easing of lockdown, Cornwall’s numbers start going up again

By Anne North The first week of eased Covid restrictions has coincided with a slight increase in the number of cases in Cornwall, and a trebling of small clusters....

Covid-19: Cornwall once again has lowest infection rate in the South West, with only two small clusters remaining

By Anne North There are now only two small Covid clusters in Cornwall, according to the latest NHS data. Crowan, Wendron and Stithians and St Breward, Tredethy and Lanivet...

Royal Cornwall Hospital boss quits after “vengeful whistleblower” row

By Anne North The director of Human Resources at the Royal Cornwall Hospital is leaving her job after tensions which saw her describe some colleagues as “vengeful.” Kerry Eldridge...

Covid-19: only three small clusters left in Cornwall

By Anne North There are only three small clusters of Covid-19 infection remaining in Cornwall, according to the latest official data. The clusters are at Wadebridge (3 cases), Crowan,...

EXCLUSIVE: Let’s encourage staff who “blow the whistle” in confidence to wear new lanyards, say Cornwall’s health bosses

By Anne North The private mental health company set up by the former boss of Cornwall’s mental health service has received no payments from the NHS, the Cornwall Partnership...

Lockdown rules eased, as Cornwall’s Covid rate nearly one third of English average

By Anne North Cornwall sees a significant lifting of the Covid restrictions today when pubs, hairdressers, leisure centres and many other shops and facilities reopen.  Infection rates in the...

“We could have done better,” say Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust directors

By Anne North The non-executive directors of the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust say they take “extremely seriously” the findings of internal governance reviews which have found failings in...

EXCLUSIVE: the curious case of the private mental health company set up by the NHS boss in charge of Cornwall’s mental health

By Anne North The Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been asked to explain what it knows about a private company which aims to “improve the access of entrepreneurs...

EXCLUSIVE: How whistleblowers exposed the unusual and unauthorised “overtime” payments which some of Cornwall’s health chiefs awarded themselves at the start of the first Covid lockdown

By Anne North Thousands of health workers in Cornwall, many of them living on little more than the minimum wage, have been told how four of their most senior...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and the vanishing chief executive – health campaigners call the cops

By Anne North Devon and Cornwall police have been asked to investigate the circumstances surrounding the sudden departure of health boss Phil Confue from his job as chief executive...

Fingernails scrubbed, shoes polished: interviews for hiring the first chief executive of Cornwall’s new Integrated Care System will be on 13th April

By Anne North Interviews for the appointment of Cornwall’s first Integrated Care System chief executive will be on 13th April.  Cornwall Reports understands that shortlisting has been completed and...

Covid-19: rate of infection in Cornwall holding steady, as Prime Minister prepares to announce vaccine passports – triggering major row over civil liberties

By Anne North As Boris Johnson prepares to announce tomorrow (Monday) the trial of controversial “Covid vaccination passports” the latest disease data shows the rate of infection holding steady...

Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust: all eyes now on the non-executive directors

By Anne North The seven non-executive directors of the Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust are about to find themselves at the centre of a soul-searching inquiry which has shaken the...

Don’t look now: Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust board to reduce the number of meetings it holds in public

By Anne North Public scrutiny of what goes on at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust could be dramatically scaled back. The Trust Board’s chairwoman, Dr Mairi McLean, is considering...

Cornwall closing in on its first “Integrated Care System” chief executive to take charge of health

By Anne North Interviews are about to get underway for one of the most important jobs in Cornwall’s health service – the first chief executive of the new Cornwall...

“Fraud” probe at Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust following departure of long-serving health chief

By Anne North An investigation is underway into allegations of multiple financial and governance “failings” at the Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust, where chief executive Phil Confue resigned last week....

Covid-19: another slight increase in new cases in Cornwall, as some lockdown measures are eased from tomorrow

By Anne North There has been another slight increase in the rate of Covid infection in Cornwall, as some restrictions are due to be eased tomorrow (Monday.) The latest...

All change at the top? Cornwall’s health chiefs face another shake-up

By Anne North Speculation is growing about a major managerial shake-up at the Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust, which runs most of Cornwall’s community hospitals and mental health services. Cornwall...

A question for council candidates: how will you make sure the Health Security Agency keeps Cornwall safe?

By Anne North Public Health Cornwall is to come under new management next week, as part of a new organisation to be led by Dr Jenny Harries. Dr Harries,...

Covid-19: Cornwall no longer the safest place in the South West

By Anne North With only a few days to go before a significant easing of the Covid restrictions, Cornwall’s case numbers appear to have plateaued at around 16 per...