Southend Hospital death rates are lowest in Essex

Southend Standard: Southend Hospital death rates are lowest in Essex Southend Hospital death rates are lowest in Essex

DEATH rates at Southend Hospital are the lowest among Essex hospitals – but slightly above the national average.

The highest is recorded at Colchester at 1.16, Basildon is second highest at 1.12 and mid Essex is 1.10.

Southend and Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow each recorded 1.02. The national average is 1.

For the east of England region Cambridge recorded the lowest at 0.84.

The Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator is the ratio between the actual number of patients who die following treatment at the trust and the number that would be expected to die on the basis of average figures for the country as a whole.

Mortality rates form an important part following the Keogh review which looked at the hospitals nationwide with above normal death rates.

Southend has this year introduced a mortality review group to review all potentially avoidable deaths as soon as possible.

Chief executive Jacqueline Totterdell said: ”We are within normal confidence levels and it is coming down, but we still want to do better, “We have established the review board which are contacted about every death there are concerns about and what we can learn from a situation and put in place to prevent it.”

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7:20am Fri 3 Jan 14

EssexVicky says...

Southend does have a higher than average age of residents
I would imagine this would contribute to death rates too
Somewhere like Cambridge, a big student city is likely to have a fairly low average age, so well done Southend hospital!
Southend does have a higher than average age of residents I would imagine this would contribute to death rates too Somewhere like Cambridge, a big student city is likely to have a fairly low average age, so well done Southend hospital! EssexVicky
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10:19am Fri 3 Jan 14

Red Hand Gang says...

Basically try not to die in Essex
Basically try not to die in Essex Red Hand Gang
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5:38pm Fri 3 Jan 14

jolllyboy says...

Now try to eliminate hospital acquired infections. Improve attitude to patients. When sending patients home ensure package in place which means no readmittance and ensure better communication. Get bed pans instead of standing around texting. That would be a start...............
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Now try to eliminate hospital acquired infections. Improve attitude to patients. When sending patients home ensure package in place which means no readmittance and ensure better communication. Get bed pans instead of standing around texting. That would be a start............... ................... jolllyboy
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7:34pm Sat 4 Jan 14

John T Pharro says...

EssexVicky wrote:
Southend does have a higher than average age of residents
I would imagine this would contribute to death rates too
Somewhere like Cambridge, a big student city is likely to have a fairly low average age, so well done Southend hospital!
It still makes all the Essex Hospitals above the national average and that is not good.
[quote][p][bold]EssexVicky[/bold] wrote: Southend does have a higher than average age of residents I would imagine this would contribute to death rates too Somewhere like Cambridge, a big student city is likely to have a fairly low average age, so well done Southend hospital![/p][/quote]It still makes all the Essex Hospitals above the national average and that is not good. John T Pharro
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