The latest Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator data, in which the number of patients who died following admission to hospital is compared with the number who would be expected to die, suggests that as many as 3,000 people may have died needlessly in just one year at the 14 trusts.
Researchers said that death rates were deemed to be "higher than expected" at eight of the trusts and "as expected" at the other six of the trusts.
The trusts which have been under review are:
- Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
- Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust
- The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
- East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
- George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
- Medway NHS Foundation Trust
- North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust
- Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Reports suggest Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will send "hit squads" into 10 of the trusts.
Eleven NHS hospital trusts in England are to be put under special measures for "fundamental breaches of care", the Government said today.
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