01 Dec 2009 Britain Investigates Deaths in Government Hospitals
From the Times in Britain, November 28:
An immediate investigation to uncover the true extent of death rates across the [British government’s National Health Service] has been ordered by the Health Secretary after scandals at two hospital trusts.Amid claims that patients are dying due to poor care in at least 27 hospitals around the country, Andy Burnham said that patient safety was paramount and must take precedence above all else.
His comments come after the head of a foundation trust in Colchester, Essex, was sacked over concerns about high death rates, leadership and waiting times.
Failings in patient care had previously been linked to the deaths of between 70 and 400 patients at Basildon and Thurrock NHS Foundation Trust, also in Essex…
Read the rest here.