NHS trust in Northampton has high death-rates

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust has been named among seven nationwide, as having above average death-rates, for patients who die in hospital or within 30 days of discharge.

Northampton General one of seven hospitals with above average death-rates

According to new data, from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), three of the trusts have had higher than expected death-rates for the last two years. However, the trust in Northampton, was not among these.

Last week, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) also revealed 44 trusts out of 161 were highest risk, after looking at 150 indicators of how trusts were doing. This included incidents involving patient safety, whistle-blowing staff and patient satisfaction.

Elsewhere, 17 trusts had a lower than expected death-rate, while 118 had rates that were as expected.

Both new reports cover the period from April 2012 to March 2013.