Colchester Hospital has been named in another list highlighting its worrying death rates.
This time the NHS trust is one of six to be singled out for its "persistently" high figure for patients who die in hospital or within 30 days of discharge.
Six NHS trusts have "persistently" high death rates for patients who die in hospital or within 30 days of discharge, according to new data.
The warning follows a study by the Health and Social Care Information Centre and covers the period from July 2011 to June 2013.
Colchester Hospital has already been highlighted by the Care Quality Commission and analysts Dr Foster for its high death rates and is currently under investigation by police over accusations cancer waiting times were falsified.
A trained nurse, Ms Hodgson was the former Chief Executive for East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust and has spent the last three years working continuously with the NHS, specialising in health service improvement.
She will formally take up the interim position next Monday.
Sue Barnett, Deputy Chief Executive at the Trust, today publicly announced her resignation. Sue took charge of the Trust briefly at the end of 2013 after former Chief Executive Dr Gordon Coutts did not return to his post following a period of sick leave.
Colchester Hospital says it is not "working on the assumption" that one out of three cancer patients (approximately 2,000 a year) has had their records falsified, as claimed by The Observer newspaper.
Any figures quoted in the media about the number of patients who may have been affected are purely speculative.
We are determined to get to the bottom of all of the concerns and issues raised in the CQC report and we are already working closely with professional regulators, local GPs, North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS England and Essex police to do so.
If there is any evidence that any of our staff have inappropriately adjusted and reported cancer figures, the Trust will take strong action in all cases...
Our priority is the safety and welfare of all cancer patients.
– Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust
Colchester Hospital has rejected claims that up to 6000 cancer patients may have had their records falsified.
The hospital is the subject of an investigation after it emerged some records had been doctored to meet national standards.
Today a national newspaper claimed one in three cancer patients may have been affected - 2000 each year. But the hospital's trust says those figures are 'purely speculative'. It says it's determined to get to the bottom of what happened and that patient safety remains its priority.
Health chiefs are having weekly meetings with Colchester Hospital to ensure there are no further delays in treating cancer patients.
The Clinical Commissioning Group for North East Essex has taken the step after claims were made that some staff at the hospital had been bullied into falsifying waiting-time data to help it meet targets.
It's also working with NHS England and the hospital to carry out a wider investigation which it says will go beyond the sample cases seen by the Care Quality Commission.
A Care Quality Commission report says staff at Colchester Hospital were bullied into falsifying waiting time data for cancer treatment, treatment that was sometimes so overdue the hospital admits it may have put patients' lives at risk. Now police have been called in to investigate.