Wednesday, 6 February 2013
Tameside hospital to have high death rates investigated
Tameside is one of five hospitals to be subject to a probe in light of today's Francis Report - which found that there were hundreds of avoidable deaths at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust between 2005-9.
Sir Bruce Keogh, medical director at the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) will launch an immediate investigation into Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - as well as Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust - immediately.
The hospitals were chosen because they had the worst mortality rates according to the so-called Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI) for two successive years to 2012. Read more here