Brentwood: Basildon hospital trust put in special measures
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Basildon’s hospital trust has been placed in special measures after an investigation into its high death rates.
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of 11 out of 14 investigated because of the high mortality rates. Between April 2010 and April 2012 there were 3,186 deaths at Basildon Hospital.
The review, which was carried out by the NHS Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh, was published this afternoon.
The trust must now implement all the recommendations in the review and will be monitored.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt said the trust will be partnered with a high-performing NHS organisation for mentorship and guidance.
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Leaders will also be assessed and any senior managers who “are not up to the job” will be removed.
The investigation into the 14 trusts was launched earlier this year after a public inquiry into Stafford Hospital scandal, which said the practices of the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust claimed the NHS often put corporate self-interest before patients.
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Clare Panniker, chief executive of the Basildon and Thurrock trust welcomed the feedback from the review.
She said: “While it recognises a significant transformation programme is already underway here, we take very seriously the areas identified as needing urgent and further action and are addressing them as a priority.
“We welcome the support we will receive from an external team and the partnership with another NHS organisation.”