Death rates investigated at three North West hospitals

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.

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Hospitals mortality probe

Five hospital trusts are to be investigated over their mortality rates, including three in the North West, the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) has announced.