In February 2013, following the publication of Robert Francis QC's report into care at Mid Staffordshire Hospital, Prime Minister David Cameron identified 14 trusts across the country with historically high mortality rates that would be subject to a review, which would be led by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director at the Department of Health. George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust was one of those identified.
In May 2013, the Trust welcomed Professor Keogh’s rapid response team to the hospital. The team inspected all aspects of care provided by the Trust.
The review was published in July 2013. It identified no immediate concerns and praised the work of staff at the Trust, many of whom they described as ‘outstanding and dedicated individuals’ and ‘passionate and loyal’.
Many of the themes identified in the review had already been identified by the Trust and plans were already in place to start addressing them; many actions had already been completed but what the review showed is that the pace of change needed to increase in certain areas.
In September, the Trust published the action plan it has in place to recommend the recommendations in the Keogh Review. The Trust is committed to addressing all of the concerns raised in the review and continuing to develop a clinically sustainable model of care that meets the needs of local people now and into the future.
This area of the Trust’s website will keep you up to date how the Trust is delivering the improvements recommended in the Keogh Review and also act as a central point for Keogh related resources.
If you have any feedback or queries regarding this process, please contact the Trust’s communications office (tel. 024 7686 5383, e-mail. firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please Note this page is now archived but still available for information only - Updated June 2017