Another high death rates warning for Colchester Hospital

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.