Are hospital mistakes being hidden?

One fifth of hospitals could be covering up their mistakes A government review has suggested that one fifth of NHS hospital trusts in England may be covering up mistakes, threatening patient safety. The review worryingly indicated a “poor”  safety culture, as analysis of reporting incidents revealed that 29 out of 141 trusts were not registering the expected […]

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47% of patients unhappy with A&E service

Lowest satisfaction ratings for A&E department since 2008 A new survey from think tank The King’s Fund has revealed that nearly half of the participants in England were dissatisfied with their A&E units’ performance, due to increased waiting times. Only 53% of patients were pleased with the service from their A&E department, meaning that satisfaction […]

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