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Hospital death rates linked

A hospital in Kent has one of the highest death rates in the country because of a lack of specialist doctors, the Royal College of Physicians says.

Hospital death rates linked to 'lack of consultants'

A hospital in Kent has one of the highest death rates in the country because of a lack of specialist doctors.

That's the claim made today by the Royal College of Physicians, who say the Medway Maritime is one of 12 hospitals suffering from too little consultant care.

The hospital has only one senior consultant for every 8,000 patients.

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