The group which allocates health care funding in West Norfolk has backed the new leadership at QEH.
West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group’s chief officer Dr Sue Crossman believes this action is what is needed to deliver improvements which are urgently required.
She said: “The acute financial situation also puts the trust under extreme pressure and we are working with them to find long-term solutions.
“In recent months we have had serious concerns about the ability of the trust to make a sustainable impact on its position and deal with the challenges it faces. The announcements by Monitor and the CQC will provide the trust with a clear sense of direction and a new leadership structure to implement the required improvement actions.
“We continue to work very actively with the trust to help them turn their plans into real and consistent improvements in clinical standards and our clinicians are closely involved in this work, as demonstrated by the West Norfolk Urgent Care Board.
“We fully recognise the commitment and dedication of frontline staff who are working extremely hard during difficult times ensuring the hospital continues to operate as usual.
“We are confident that with the new support in place the trust will be able to return to a position where it can provide consistently efficient, high quality services for West Norfolk patients.”
Dr Crossman said the clinical care group is undertaking an in-depth analysis of the financial issues across its care system.