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Announcement expected on Basildon Hospital progress

Basildon University Hospital.
Basildon University Hospital. Credit: PA

An announcement is expected later today on the progress made by Basildon Hospital after it was put into special measures.

It became one of the first hospitals in the country to implement a turn-around programme after it emerged that the death rate among patients was higher than expected.

It's now moved out of special measures and has taken on extra staff.

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Addenbrooke's Hospital: 'Accident and emergency patients can still expect quality care' despite black alert

Bosses at Addenbrooke's in Cambridge say accident and emergency patients can still expect quality care despite the hospital being placed on black alert.

A shortage of staff has meant that the hospital has found it hard to move people on from A and E to other departments. But managers say patients do not need to worry.

"Largely we're able to turnaround over 90% of them in good, short order and those that do have to wait - they are cared for well within the emergencies. So, in terms of clinical quality and care - there's no impact at all."

– Dr Keith Mc Neil, Chief Executive, Cambridge University Hospitals

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