By Post to Bruce Keogh Review, c/o NHS England, First Floor Quarry House, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7UE
Burton Hospitals has stated that in all but four out of 56 measured areas, the mortality rates at Burton are exactly as they should be. Many areas are significantly better than average. Burton Hospitals has seen significant improvements in mortality rates over the past eight years.
A great deal of work is already underway at Burton Hospitals to understand the historic mortality issues, and to improve quality and safety. Burton Hospitals wholeheartedly welcomes this national review team to Burton Hospitals and see this as a very important milestone on the journey of improvement.
Keogh Review - Mortality Rates at Burton Hospital Trust
Remember the Keogh Review? On 6 February 2013, the Prime Minister announced that he had asked Sir Bruce Keogh to review the quality of care and treatment provided by those NHS Trusts that were persistent outliers on mortality indicators. This includes nearby Burton Hospital Trust.
Review reports are now available. Salient points from the review are that, according to the Royal College of Nursing, our trust is “slightly too small” for the population it serves, staff retention is highlighted as a problem. Recommendations by the coroner include more use of bed rails and better training for staff who need to insert breathing tubes. See the rapid responsiveness report
The burton_data_pack includes figures detailing responsiveness of ambulances services, the Isle of Wight is at the top of the list and East Midlands Ambulance Service is at the opposite end of the scale. Risk review update is due 6 March 2015.