‘13,000 died needlessly at NHS trusts’

13,000 die needlessly at NHS trusts, a report is expected to reveal.

Britainâ„¢s National Health Service (NHS) has been responsible for up to 13,000 preventable deaths since 2005, a report is expected to reveal.

According to reports, the NHS’s medical director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, will expose failings in 14 worst NHS trusts in a report which will be released on Tuesday this week.

Keogh is expected to name the 14 hospitals and to criticize the worst hospital, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, with 1,600 more deaths than would have been expected since 2005.

The NHS’s medical director is also expected to suggest that the Stafford hospital scandal, in which 1,200 people died needlessly, was not an isolated case.

After the report is published, Britainâ„¢s Conservative Party is likely to criticize the Labour Party over its handling of the NHS with Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham being in charge of the NHS in England from June 2009 until May 2010.

NHS has been failing patients and losing public trust after a scandal that involved the deaths of 16 babies and mothers due to poor care.

It is also subject to change by the UK government, which sparked a massive protest in London last month.


Republished with permission from: Press TV