Monday, 28 November 2011

Tameside Hospital death rates warning


Tameside Hospital has been warned in a national report that its death rates could be 17 per cent higher than they should be according to indicators.

The Dr Foster Hospital Guide assessed the trust as the third worst performing in England for deaths up to 30 days after treatment.

The tenth annual report from the body introduced a new Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI), which it said looked at a range of factors and examined deaths that occurred up to 30 days after treatment.

The report said: "We are featuring four measures of mortality in this year's hospital guide.

"All these measures should be used as 'red flags' or warning signs. They indicate that there is a risk that poor-quality care is leading to higher than expected mortality; they do not prove that this is happening.

"We only apply these analyses to NHS acute trusts."

Tameside Hospital Medical Director Tariq Mahmood said: "We welcome the Dr Foster report and take its findings very seriously. BBC News

15 comments:

Deathwatch said...

How long is this establishment going to continue to be run by people clearly not up to the job. Many local old people are, justifiably, frightened of going into Tameside Hospital.
It's time our local MPs and councillors put the safety, health and interests of the people first as opposed to looking after vested interests.

Anonymous said...

Forever.....thats how long.

Tameside Citizen said...

The negative headlines regarding Tameside hospital do appear to have been around for an eternity.

Thankfully I have only ever required the services of Tameside hospital once and that was when my daughter broke a bone in her foot. The staff were friendly and the treatment was successful but considering A&E was empty when we went in, the wait was phenomenal. However I have heard some true horror stories from people with no axe to grind. I know a lady from Denton who is to give birth soon and she has opted for St Mary’s in Manchester rather than Tameside because she is worried of the bad reputation of Tameside hospital.

FSF said...

Like many others that can afford it, I opt to go with Bupa. I wouldn't risk my health with Shameside.

We have heard the same line trotted again and again with directors of the hospital. They need to be sacked.

The THAG group is a smokescreen for Labour councillors and MPs. Why does Dr. Kailash Chand, Cllr Lynn Travis and Cllr Brenda Warrington all have positions with the hospital/PCT and don't do anything about this, but take the shilling.

And what about those all on these "nothing panels" full of interested busybodies after a few quid.

Anonymous said...

Shameside - lol, that is a good'n.

Daily Telegraph said...

£1 billion of UK aid to fight climate change in Africa

Chris Huhne, the Energy and Climate Change Secretary, is due to announce details of a foreign aid package ahead of government talks at a United Nation's summit on climate change in Durban, South Africa, which start this week.

The move, however, is expected to attract intense criticism at a time when the UK economy is struggling to recover from recession.

One of the countries which will receive money is South Africa, the most economically advanced in the continent. Last year its economy grew by 2.8 per cent, while Britain's economy rose by 1.8%.

The finance package comes from a cross-departmental fund set up to tackle climate change in developing countries.

It will mark a significant increase in the level of aid for foreign climate change projects on top of the £282.5 million already allocated for the next year and means money will go not just from the foreign aid budget but from domestic budgets held by the Department for Energy and Climate Change and Department for the Environment and Rural Affairs.

Sources close to the government, however, have revealed that the announcement could bring the amount of spending in Africa on climate change up to £1 billion over the next four years.

(total and utter insanity!)

nationalist said...

that place killed my mumand my grandad 2 years ago with that foreign bug ? M.R.S.A

Bugwatch said...

The very first MRSA was detected in 1961 in a British hospital within one year of the introduction of the methicillin class of antibiotics into clinical practice. Shortly afterwards, in 1963, MRSA appeared among staphylococci causing blood stream infections in Danish hospitals.

Sorry to hear of your sad loss, but it would appear that MRSA is 'one of ours'.

Dr Proctor said...

Proper cleaning procedures massively reduce the chance of MRSA infections. When was the last time you heard of a BUPA hospital suffering a major MRSA outbreak?

Anonymous said...

How come Dr Chand is constantly winning awards and is pictured smirking holding his award aloft.
Something stinks that a highly influential medic in Tameside is never critical of the Health agencies in Tameside.
I would award him with The Dusty Bin.

Anonymous said...

TC - shame your friend didn't do any research before deciding on St Mary's. She would have found out that Tameside's Maternity Unit is outstanding and nationally recognised for excellence as are the midwives that work there.

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Date published: 11 March 2010 said...

GMP one of the worst performing forces in country.

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