Professor Sir Brian Jarman, director of the Doctor Foster Research Unit at Imperial College in London, has commented that more than 20,000 hospital deaths could have been prevented if warnings about high mortality rates in certain hospitals had been acted on more quickly.
Read more: BBC News: Hospital deaths warning ‘ignored’.
Hospital deaths warning ‘ignored’. London: BBC Health News, March 16th 2013.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013].
Possibly also of interest:
Dr Foster’s Good Hospital Guide listed 19 hospital trusts which had high mortality rates, measured by the in-hospital measure (HSMR) and the all-deaths measure (SHMI).
Corrigan, P. Higton, J. [and] Morioka, S. (2012). Takeover: tackling failing NHS hospitals. London: Reform, 2012.
Everything has a historical context?:
Scott-Moncrieff, L. Scott, D. [and] Mechen, D. (2016). Independent review of the handling by the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust of concerns raised by and related to Mrs Haynes-Kirkbright: a report for the NHS Trust Development Authority. [January 2016]. London: NHS Trust Development Authority (NTDA) / Verita, May 12th 2016.
Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust whistleblower ‘not treated fairly’. London: BBC Regional News, May 13th 2016.
Out-Foxed and Out-Spun?
The follow-up Deloitte investigation appears not to have penetrated far beyond identifying a defensive circling of managerial wagons:
Deloitte Report (2016). The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust: independent review of governance and leadership. London: Deloitte LLP (“Deloitte”), NHS Improvement (NHSI) [and] Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, November 9th 2016.