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NHS Trusts under investigation

You’ve heard about the Mid Staffordshire hospital scandal where many patients died unnecessarily.

You might also have heard that there are 14 Trusts currently being investigated for poor standards.

stick_figure_deceased_1600_wht_7906They are:

  1. Basildon & Thurrock
  2. United Lincolnshire
  3. Blackpool, Lancashire
  4. The Dudley Group, West Midlands
  5. George Eliot, Warwickshire
  6. Northern Lincolnshire & Goole
  7. Tameside, Greater Manchester
  8. Sherwood Forest, Nottingham
  9. Colchester, Essex
  10. Medway, Kent
  11. Burton, Staffordshire
  12. North Cumbria
  13. East Lancashire
  14. Buckinghamshire Healthcare

Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, has said poor care in the NHS is unacceptable which is why the review into long-standing problems was carried out.

Sir David Nicholson meanwhile is being allowed to retire with pension intact without taking any responsibility for any of this and specifically the Mid Staffordshire tragedy. No sense of shame or conscience and being rewarded for failure.