Hospital death rates: Full table

The chances of a patient dying while in hospital or soon after vary hugely according to where he or she is treated.

Mortality measures

  • Summary Hospital-Level Mortality Indicator (SHMI): deaths after hospital treatment and up to 30 days after discharge
  • Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratio (HSMR): deaths in hospital based on certain conditions
  • Deaths in low risk conditions: Deaths from conditions where patients would normally survive
  • Deaths after surgery: Surgical patients who have died from a possible complication

The mortality measures are adjusted to take into account how likely each patient is to die based on their age, diagnosis, other diseases, urgency, gender, social deprivation and previous history or hospitalisation.

After adjustment, some hospitals still have higher than expected death rates.

In total, 42 trusts had higher than expected deaths rates on at least one measure, of which 22 were flagged up in two categories and two in three.

Explore the table below to see how NHS acute trusts scored in four measures of mortality.

Mortality ratings

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  • Red: Higher than expected
  • Blue: Lower than expected
NHS acute trust In hospital +30 days (SHMI) In hospital (HSMR) Low-risk conditions* After surgery
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust 114 124 1.01 127
Isle of Wight NHS PCT 119 123 1.81 119
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust 115 119 0.79 160
North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust 112 118 0.53 163
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust 121 117 1.16 151
Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 108 117 0.88 106
Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust 109 117 0.93 70
University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust 103 116 1.39 146
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust 114 116 0.27 146
The Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 109 116 0.60 130
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 115 116 0.87 93
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust 112 115 0.88 129
Medway NHS Foundation Trust 116 115 1.04 127
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 103 114 0.92 120
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 110 114 0.49 83
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust 111 113 0.89 88
The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust 111 112 0.84 146
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust 112 112 0.64 116
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 117 112 0.96 115
Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 112 112 1.60 88
York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 115 111 1.13 95
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust 110 111 0.75 86
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust 96 108 0.78 115
Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust 93 113 0.96 48
South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust 100 111 1.62 99
Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 95 110 0.83 79
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 106 109 0.94 134
Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 103 109 0.85 103
Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 92 109 0.83 73
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust 114 108 0.70 70
Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Health Care NHS Trust 112 107 0.63 120
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust 101 107 1.99 119
Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust 99 107 0.78 94
Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust 113 107 0.98 90
Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust 107 107 0.88 74
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust 110 107 0.89 60
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust 106 106 0.70 132
Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust 102 106 0.66 114
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust 106 106 0.77 112
Trafford Healthcare NHS Trust 106 106 1.34 93
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust 109 106 1.40 88
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust 101 106 0.55 78
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust 105 105 1.01 131
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 104 105 0.78 117
City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust 107 105 0.54 103
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust 113 105 1.33 98
Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 91 105 1.01 86
Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 108 105 0.92 76
Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust 96 105 0.58 74
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust 102 104 0.55 113
Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 105 104 0.34 110
East Cheshire NHS Trust 96 104 0.76 98
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 111 104 1.02 95
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 98 104 0.69 89
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust 96 104 0.96 86
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust 106 103 0.84 124
Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 103 103 0.53 119
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 102 103 0.65 93
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust 99 103 0.83 76
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust 101 103 0.67 71
Wye Valley NHS Trust 108 102 1.63 146
Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 91 102 0.68 92
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust 110 102 0.92 87
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 99 102 0.71 69
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust 91 102 0.74 64
Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 117 101 1.14 136
North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust 94 101 0.44 129
Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 103 101 0.78 107
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust 97 101 1.06 105
Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 106 101 0.92 97
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust 104 101 0.86 92
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust 94 101 0.56 81
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 100 101 0.99 80
Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust 98 101 0.81 64
South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust 108 100 1.12 133
Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust 106 100 0.57 125
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust 118 100 1.08 117
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust 101 100 0.85 106
Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 102 100 0.72 104
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 103 100 0.29 82
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 106 100 0.87 81
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust 97 100 0.67 54
The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust 99 99 0.86 137
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust 107 99 0.88 129
Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust 114 99 0.25 126
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 94 99 0.55 118
Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust 94 99 1.74 115
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 98 99 1.20 72
The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 101 99 0.44 62
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust 106 98 0.85 121
Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 105 98 0.93 116
Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 100 98 0.49 110
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 100 98 0.51 109
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 98 98 0.66 101
James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 86 98 0.63 96
Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust 94 98 0.63 93
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 115 98 0.72 86
Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust 101 98 0.74 82
Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust 106 98 0.81 79
Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust 104 97 0.77 122
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust 96 97 0.88 102
Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 108 97 0.52 102
The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 88 97 0.84 99
Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust 92 97 0.67 93
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust 103 96 0.48 107
North Bristol NHS Trust 98 96 1.11 101
South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 97 96 1.43 81
Weston Area Health NHS Trust 112 95 1.61 109
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 94 95 0.73 106
Lewisham Healthcare NHS Trust 95 95 1.18 99
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust 103 95 1.38 83
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust 96 95 0.97 69
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust 92 94 0.84 54
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust 100 93 0.49 121
University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust 88 93 0.50 105
St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust 100 93 0.83 84
West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust 88 92 0.58 129
Ealing Hospital NHS Trust 87 90 0.88 120
Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust 99 90 0.38 90
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 86 92 0.88 101
Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust 100 91 1.04 85
South London Healthcare NHS Trust 90 90 0.42 96
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust 94 90 0.86 79
West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust 91 90 0.59 73
Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 111 89 1.32 130
Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust 89 88 0.45 68
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust 91 87 0.99 83
North West London Hospitals NHS Trust 84 86 0.45 69
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust 92 85 0.51 113
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust 95 85 0.92 103
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 94 85 0.46 76
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 78 85 0.35 29
Airedale NHS Foundation Trust 93 84 0.64 68
Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust 90 82 0.58 126
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 92 80 0.41 106
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust 95 80 0.78 69
Barts and the London NHS Trust 69 79 0.72 92
Newham University Hospital NHS Trust 80 78 0.36 113
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust 91 78 0.49 109
Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 90 78 0.41 86
The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust 67 78 0.22 70
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 78 75 0.44 91
St George's Healthcare NHS Trust 78 73 0.41 105
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust 86 73 0.22 86
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 72 72 0.21 124
Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust 77 70 0.55 71
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 75 67 0.40 96

*per 1,000 patients

Trusts are flagged as high or low if they are outside "control limits". These take into account the trust size and the likelihood that the result is purely chance - so some trusts may have the same score but will not both be flagged as higher or lower than expected.

For more details: Dr Foster Health

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