We recently commissioned the Advancing Quality Alliance to carry out an independent review of our mortality rates which involved interviews with clinicians and managers and a detailed review of our mortality data and patient case notes. The report concluded there was no cause for clinical concern about patient care however we welcome any further assurance this latest review can give to our Trust, patients and the public.
“In the past 12 months a significant amount of work has taken place across the Trust including the setting up of a Mortality Board made up of clinicians to drive forward improvements. Since the commencement of this work our mortality rates have fallen considerably with our SHMI figures for July-September 2012 reported as 102.3 compared to 123.3 for the period July 2010 to June 2012, bringing our figures close to the national average.”
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