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Hospitals placed under special measures

Three hospitals in our region have been placed under "special measures" following a review prompted by hight mortality rates.

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Councillor calls for hospital board to consider their positions

The councillor in charge of Lincolnshire's Health Scrutiny Committee is calling for the board of the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust to consider its position after the trust was criticised in yesterday's review of high death rates by NHS England's Medical Director Professor Bruce Keogh.

Councillor Christine Talbot says, while the report did highlight some of the good work being carried out at the area's hospitals, she is so worried by the criticism in the review that she thinks the board in charge of the Trust needs to consider its position and if necessary resign:

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