Mortality rate at Barking NHS Trust lower than expected

The local NHS Trust had a lower than expected mortality rate between September 2011 and 2012.

The latest Government data shows Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust performed slightly better than had been predicted.

All Trusts were given a rating of one to three according to how well they performed with one being the best; BHRUT received a two.

It was also ranked 50th out of 143 NHS Trusts nationwide.

The top ten performing trusts were all based in London.

The Royal College of Nursing’s London director Bernell Bussue said: “This is really good news for patients in London. NHS staff, and nurses in particular, have taken a lot of criticism in recent weeks. London’s hospitals face significant pressures with budgets cuts, service restructuring and real pressure on resources. Despite this, these figures show that London’s Trusts currently have the best mortality outcomes in the country.”