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Five hospitals told to take action over death rates

FIVE Scottish hospitals have been ordered to take action after figures revealed they had higher than average death rates.

Health Improvement Scotland (HIS), the health service watchdog, has called for the hospitals to produce action plans after figures showed higher than expected “standardised mortality ratios”.

The Western Isles Hospital, in Stornoway; Monklands Hospital, North Lanarkshire; Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline; Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley; and the Vale of Leven Hospital, in West Dunbartonshire, have all been ordered to take action.


Reports: 418 ‘serious events’ at Scots hospitals

HUNDREDS of serious adverse events in Scottish hospitals have been reported in the first in a series of reports into how health boards handle and learn from mistakes.


Scottish patient horrified after been given wrong medical notes

A SCOTTISH patient was horrified to read he had cancer, diabetes and had suffered a stroke – before realising he had been given the wrong medical notes.


Unnecessary delays to diagnoses cutting lives of women with ovarian cancer short

THE lives of women with ovarian cancer in Scotland are being cut short because of unnecessary delays to their diagnoses, new data has revealed


Hospital errors cost NHS Fife £22 million

SURGICAL blunders have cost NHS Fife more than £22 million over the past four years, new figures have revealed.


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