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

*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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