Mortality rates review at Scunthorpe General Hospital discussed at PMQs
David Cameron was asked to give assurances that recommendations outlined in the review in to mortality rates at the region's hospitals would be fully implemented, during yesterday's Prime Minister's Questions.
It follows the news that the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Scunthorpe General Hospital hospital, is one of nine trusts to be investigation by NHS medical director Sir Bruce Keogh.The trust is described as an 'outlier' for mortality rates, meaning its death rates are higher than expected.
Martin Vickers - whose Cleethorpes constituency includes the Barton-Upon-Humber area - put the question to Prime Minister David Cameron.
Mr Vickers said: "Procedures at the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are being reviewed because of the high mortality rate, which is obviously of considerable concern to my constituents. "Will the Prime Minister assure them that whatever recommendations result from the review will be implemented in full?"
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Mr Cameron said: "I can certainly give that assurance. "It is important that we get to the bottom of any hospital having an unnaturally high mortality rate. "It is also important that such inspections and investigations are carried out properly and that we all learn the lessons of the Mid Staffordshire inquiry report."