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Death rates at three hospital trusts in the North West are being investigated after the damning report into patient neglect in Staffordshire.
Tameside, Blackpool and East Lancashire NHS trusts are among five that are being looked at nationally.
A number of cases are emerging where families are angry about the treatment they've had.
Hospital trusts to be investigated by Sir Bruce Keogh over their mortality rates, including three in the North West, have welcomed the forthcoming review. Read more here.
Five hospital trusts are to be investigated over their mortality rates, including three in the North West, the NHS Commissioning Board has announced,
The announcement follows the publication of the inquiry into mistreatment and neglect of patients at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.
Medical director Sir Bruce Keogh is to launch an immediate investigation into five hospital trusts, including Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.
The NHS CB said that the five trusts have been "outliers" on the Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator for two successive years to 2012.
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Hospital trusts to be investigated by Sir Bruce Keogh, including three in the North West, have welcomed the forthcoming review.