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Total of 11 trusts 'causing concern' over death rates

There were a total of 11 trusts where the death rates were "causes for concern" in 2011-2012.

The five trusts that were named yesterday are those that scored poorly over two consecutive years.

But the other six we have now identified scored poorly in 2011-2012 but not in 2010-2011.

I have calculated that across the six trusts there were 1,316 "actual" deaths above the "expected" number in the most recent set of figures. The additional six trusts are:

  • Walsall NHS Trust
  • Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Wye Valley NHS Trust
  • Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

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