PAH bosses respond to Sepsis death report
Health / Mon 2nd Sep 2019 at 12:09pm
BOSSES at Princess Alexandra Hospital have responded to a report in the number of patients who have died from Sepsis.
Deaths from the silent killer at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow are 38 per cent higher than expected over the past six years.
The expected deaths was: 495. The number of actual deaths was 552.
Lance McCarthy, chief executive, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust said:
“Identifying and treating patients with suspected sepsis has been central to our ongoing focus on continuing to improve care for our patients.
“As is often the case, figures released showing performance are not always the most current. The most recent figures that illustrate the positive impact our focus has had. We are now placed 58th out of 130 trusts nationally with our mortality numbers as anticipated and not more than expected.
“Our clinicians are working hard to improve this even further to ensure that we are providing safe and effective care for our patients with sepsis.”