FOLLOWING the review of Mid Staffordshire hospital, there is to be a thorough review of the high mortality rates which have prevailed at Basildon. The review will be undertaken by the NHS Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh.
Basildon is one of fourteen hospitals which will be examined due to their unusually high death rates.
Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle-Price has welcomed the review and is encouraging bereaved families and hospital staff to make representations and provide evidence for the review. She said,
“I am pleased that this review is taking place. Patients and regulators have consistently reported care which falls below standard and it is only by a thorough review that we will get to the bottom of what needs to change to make things better so that all patients at Basildon get the care they deserve.”
The Care Quality Commission is pulling together material for the review and would welcome the opportunity to review the experience of patients and their families.
If anyone wishes to share their story they can either do so through me or directly to the Care Quality Commission by telephone on 03000 616161; by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or in writing to CQC National Customer Service Centre, Citygate, Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4PA. Comments about Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital can also be made directly and anonymously via the CQC website.
Perhaps JDP could be of more help by pushing for the planned hospital in Hogg Lane, Grays, that was shelved.
Then perhaps Basildon Hospital would be able to cope with its huge intake of patients.
The problem is who is going to pay for a new hospital in Grays. I really like the idea. It would bring more people into the town centre and the new college could have a department to train local people in healthcare careers etc….but the reality is there is no money.
Perhaps instead of wasting ten million plus on Margaret thatchers funeral they should put her out with the dustbin men and build a hospital.