06 December 2013
Dr Foster Hospital Guide 2013 highlights UH Bristol’s Strong Performance
The Dr Foster Hospital Guide 2013, published today, has
highlighted University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust as
having significantly lower than expected mortality rates over the
past three years and as having lower than expected 28 day emergency
readmission rates for patients treated on weekdays and weekends.
This is the 12th edition of the Dr Foster Guide which
is an independent assessment of NHS hospitals, highlighting
variations in care and also celebrating success within the NHS.
Dr Sean O'Kelly, medical director UH Bristol, says: "Our
consistently higher than expected survival rates over the past
three years are an indication of our constant focus on providing
high standards of safety and quality of care to our patients seven
days a week. Care out of hours and on weekends is as
important as the care patients receive during the week and I am
particularly pleased that our emergency readmission rates for
patients treated on weekdays and weekends is lower than
"However, we know that we need to improve on the length of time
patients wait for surgery after they are admitted to us with a
fractured hip. We have already made improvements in this area and
since September this year 90 per cent of patients admitted with a
fractured hip have been operated on within 36 hours."
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