Report reveals NNUH has among the best survival rates

Mortality rates at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital are amongst the lowest in the country, according to the latest Dr Foster Hospital Guide published today.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is one of only two hospitals in this region to have low mortality rates with a three-year mortality rate of 94 – six per cent less deaths than would be expected.

Source: Dr Foster – overall mortality rate (3 years)

Low mortality

  • Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust 94
  • Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 87

Average mortality

  • Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust 96
  • Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust 103
  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Trust 105

High mortality

  • James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 108
  • West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust 116
  • Essex Rivers Healthcare NHS Trust 107
  • Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 106

A mortality figure of 100 means the number of deaths is as expected, taking into account factors beyond hospital control such as age and sex of patients, the diagnosis, and whether admission was planned or emergency. Hospitals with figures lower than 100 are doing better than expected given their patient mix and hospitals with figures higher than 100 are doing less well than expected.

Medical director Dr Iain Brooksby said: “As one of just two major teaching hospitals in this region it's good to see external experts like Dr Foster confirming that our high-quality staff are dedicated to caring for their patients and are achieving very good outcomes for them.”

The Dr Foster Hospital Guide is the only independent audit of hospital standards throughout Britain. It is based on data compiled by Dr Foster, Britain’s leading independent authority on healthcare quality, and includes detailed profiles analysing the main NHS and private hospitals.

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Wednesday 25th of April 2007 02:00:22 PM