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NHS hospitals where high death rates are failing the National Health Service patients

Nineteen hospital trusts were exposed as having alarmingly high death rates in a major report that also reveals how hundreds of people are dying needlessly because of substandard NHS care. The Dr Foster hospital guide, which the Observer published exclusively yesterday, disclosed that tens of thousands of patients were harmed in hospital last year when […]

Thousands of hospital patients dying because too few senior staff work weekends

Health Direct warns that with the weekend coming up, patients are much more likely to die if they are rushed to hospital at weekends than during the week, because too few senior staff are working. Higher deaths rates at weekends mean thousands of patients every year are dying unnecessarily, according to the findings. Patients were […]