Death rate probe to be launched at Basildon hospital

Southend Standard: Death rate probe to be launched at Basildon hospital Death rate probe to be launched at Basildon hospital

A PROBE into death rates at Basildon Hospital is to be launched.

The hospital trust is one of five in the country which will be investigated by medical director Sir Bruce Keogh.

The other trusts include Colchester Hospital.

Sir Keogh made the announcement following the publication of the inquiry into mistreatment and neglect of patients at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.

*Full story in Thursday's Echo

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8:08pm Wed 6 Feb 13

soul man says...

about time this death house was investigated, what does nhs stand for, national hearse service
about time this death house was investigated, what does nhs stand for, national hearse service soul man

11:54pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Discouraged says...

Whittle got out just in time then.
Whittle got out just in time then. Discouraged

10:16am Thu 7 Feb 13

TheWizzard says...

With hundreds more houses being built and with little or no extra healthcare being provided this will no doubt start to increase
With hundreds more houses being built and with little or no extra healthcare being provided this will no doubt start to increase TheWizzard

2:13pm Thu 7 Feb 13

whataday says...

No need to pay huge amounts of money out for investigations. Staff and unions have been drawing attention to erosion of standards due to staff cuts and understaffing/employ
ing lower graded people to do work which should be done by staff with more experience, employing people who cannot understand/cannot be understood in the English language. Farming out services to private companies etc. - the list goes on and on. All been drawn to senior managers and ministers attention numerous times in the past.
Instead of wasting money on investigations and reports put the money into funding for adequate staff to do the job
No need to pay huge amounts of money out for investigations. Staff and unions have been drawing attention to erosion of standards due to staff cuts and understaffing/employ ing lower graded people to do work which should be done by staff with more experience, employing people who cannot understand/cannot be understood in the English language. Farming out services to private companies etc. - the list goes on and on. All been drawn to senior managers and ministers attention numerous times in the past. Instead of wasting money on investigations and reports put the money into funding for adequate staff to do the job whataday

4:33pm Thu 7 Feb 13

firedog says...

All this will achieve is a lot of hot air, and modern speak platitudes.
All this will achieve is a lot of hot air, and modern speak platitudes. firedog

4:34pm Thu 7 Feb 13

jolllyboy says...

We all know that it needs Drs to see a patient every day. nurses to monitor patients hourly and do the tests they should do and not ignore requests for the toilet. This happens at night particularly and I have heard it said of Southend too. We need more nurses not assistants and nurses who will do the work not think they are above it. Assistants can be helpers for feeding and other comforting care. For goodness sake it is only common sense but if there are not enough people onthe ground it has shown at Stafford what can happen.
We all know that it needs Drs to see a patient every day. nurses to monitor patients hourly and do the tests they should do and not ignore requests for the toilet. This happens at night particularly and I have heard it said of Southend too. We need more nurses not assistants and nurses who will do the work not think they are above it. Assistants can be helpers for feeding and other comforting care. For goodness sake it is only common sense but if there are not enough people onthe ground it has shown at Stafford what can happen. jolllyboy

5:41pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Dids says...

This doesnt surprise me one little bit.For far too long this Hospital has failed miserably in lots of different areas,just last week i believe it was heavily fined regarding the legionella fiasco which had been going on for years with no improvement.A lot of the staff they employ have not got the basic grasp of English as a spoken language,a fact i encounter often in my job.There have been quite a few cases as well where they have employed people not qualifid for the job they are employed to do,probably with the scantiest of checks at the interview.Lets also not forget the patients they have released with serious problems which were not found during the so called examinations.I have left instructions that should i need hospital care i am not to be taken up there
This doesnt surprise me one little bit.For far too long this Hospital has failed miserably in lots of different areas,just last week i believe it was heavily fined regarding the legionella fiasco which had been going on for years with no improvement.A lot of the staff they employ have not got the basic grasp of English as a spoken language,a fact i encounter often in my job.There have been quite a few cases as well where they have employed people not qualifid for the job they are employed to do,probably with the scantiest of checks at the interview.Lets also not forget the patients they have released with serious problems which were not found during the so called examinations.I have left instructions that should i need hospital care i am not to be taken up there Dids

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