1,800 more deaths at Lincolnshire hospitals than expected in ten years
There have been more than 1,800 deaths at United Lincolnshire Hospitals than expected over the past decade according to government adviser Sir Brian Jarman.
He said that managers need to take action to address the higher than expected mortality rates at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust's sites.
Professor Jarman said: "We can't say if the deaths were avoidable, what we can say is the deaths in United Lincolnshire exceeds the number that you would have had had the national death rates applied.
"It could be a variety of things, you can't go down to individual patients, it is a statistical measure and hasn't changed all that much.
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"It's been a consistent pattern for the last five years, at least.
"The chief executive, and particularly the board, should take or should have been taking this data very, very seriously."
United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has admitted it has got more to do to improve its death rates.