Colchester hospitals chairman: Care is improving

THE chairman of the trust in charge of Colchester’s hospitals insists standards of care have not dropped overnight.

Speaking in public for the first time since NHS medical director Sir Bruce Keogh announced death rates at Colchester’s hospitals would be investigated, Sally Irvine insisted major car improvements had been introduced in the last three years.

She said: “It’s important that we do reassure staff and the public that last Wednesday we didn’t suddenly become a bad or a failing trust.

“We are as good as we were last Wednesday and we have full confidence that the Keogh investigation will help us understand these figures and also help us improve even further the services that we give.

“The hospital is safer now as a result of the steps we have taken in the last three years.”

See Friday's Gazette for a special report.

 

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1:42pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Simon Doyle says...

I wonder if any of these "ivory tower" personnel ever actually visit a ward incognito, i doubt it. From Sally Irvines comments you would think we have the best hospital in the Country.Let me tell you how they do try to get the mortality figures down, by sending home patients that have not been fed for 12 days (althought the staff when questioned said she had been eating every day) to die, that way they get the stat off the hospital premises. The only trouble was from the CGH point of view was that my mum was sent back immediately by her nursing home and readmitted with Kidney failure, and severe malnutrition. so much for the caring ability of CGH. 18 months on she is in fine shape but only thanks to the caring nature of the staff at her nursing home.
I wonder if any of these "ivory tower" personnel ever actually visit a ward incognito, i doubt it. From Sally Irvines comments you would think we have the best hospital in the Country.Let me tell you how they do try to get the mortality figures down, by sending home patients that have not been fed for 12 days (althought the staff when questioned said she had been eating every day) to die, that way they get the stat off the hospital premises. The only trouble was from the CGH point of view was that my mum was sent back immediately by her nursing home and readmitted with Kidney failure, and severe malnutrition. so much for the caring ability of CGH. 18 months on she is in fine shape but only thanks to the caring nature of the staff at her nursing home. Simon Doyle
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12:48am Sun 17 Feb 13

tellitasitreallyis says...

Simon Doyle wrote:
I wonder if any of these "ivory tower" personnel ever actually visit a ward incognito, i doubt it. From Sally Irvines comments you would think we have the best hospital in the Country.Let me tell you how they do try to get the mortality figures down, by sending home patients that have not been fed for 12 days (althought the staff when questioned said she had been eating every day) to die, that way they get the stat off the hospital premises. The only trouble was from the CGH point of view was that my mum was sent back immediately by her nursing home and readmitted with Kidney failure, and severe malnutrition. so much for the caring ability of CGH. 18 months on she is in fine shape but only thanks to the caring nature of the staff at her nursing home.
I could not agree more. This whole thing sounds like they are trying to sweeten us up with milk and honey, to distract us from the real goings on in the NHS.
It is just their way of covering up a smelly **** they have let out of the bag, and they are going to look at others to blame for their wrong doings to save a buck
[quote][p][bold]Simon Doyle[/bold] wrote: I wonder if any of these "ivory tower" personnel ever actually visit a ward incognito, i doubt it. From Sally Irvines comments you would think we have the best hospital in the Country.Let me tell you how they do try to get the mortality figures down, by sending home patients that have not been fed for 12 days (althought the staff when questioned said she had been eating every day) to die, that way they get the stat off the hospital premises. The only trouble was from the CGH point of view was that my mum was sent back immediately by her nursing home and readmitted with Kidney failure, and severe malnutrition. so much for the caring ability of CGH. 18 months on she is in fine shape but only thanks to the caring nature of the staff at her nursing home.[/p][/quote]I could not agree more. This whole thing sounds like they are trying to sweeten us up with milk and honey, to distract us from the real goings on in the NHS. It is just their way of covering up a smelly **** they have let out of the bag, and they are going to look at others to blame for their wrong doings to save a buck tellitasitreallyis
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