Mortality rates at five trusts are to be investigated, the NHS Commissioning Board announced today, in reaction to the official report into mistreatment and neglect at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust. They are as follows:
- Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust
- Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
The chief executive of the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust since 2011, Lynn Hill-Tout, has said she would be happy to be a patient at Stafford Hospital today, and that she would also be happy for her 90-year-old mother to be treated there.
Stafford Hospital's Chief Executive, Lyn Hill-Tout, has told ITV News: "We're not perfect at Mid Staffs".
She also said that: "We put patient safety at the priority of everything we do."
South Staffordshire PCT has issued a statement apologising for not identifying such poor levels of care.
– South Staffordshire PCT
On behalf of South Staffordshire PCT we firstly want to recognise how difficult a day this must be for the families who have lost loved ones and have suffered as a result of the poor care delivered at Stafford Hospital. Our thoughts are very much with them.
The PCT also admitted they were not sufficiently proactive enough in identifying the quality and standard of care that was provided, as well as the unnecessary anguish suffered by patients and their families.