Sir Bruce told this newspaper that he had concerns about the high death rates at up to 12 trusts which could now be investigated [my italics]. He said the full terms of his inquiry would be published next week, including a full list of trusts involved.Labour suppressed Sir Brian Jarman's numbers - more concerned about the image of the NHS under Labour than by people being killed. Just as they made GCSEs easier to make Labour look good, so they hid data about hospital deaths to stop Labour looking bad.
Brian Jarman himself tweets:
On 24/3/2010 I sent Andy Burnham list of trusts with high HSMRs. Had 4 of the 5 just alerted by DH. DN was CE NHS.Andy Burnham has blood on his hands.
But you can't say the coalition looks good. What did Andrew Lansley do about putting this scandal into the public domain and stopping the mistreatment and slaughter? Nothing. It just wasn't a priority for this man obsessed by organisation charts.
Only now, according to Sir Bruce Keogh, can high death rates at those other hospitals be investigated. Why? Who stopped it happening before? The DN mentioned above is Sir David Nicholson, head of the NHS, failed as watchdog of Mid Staffs, producer of highly questionable expenses claims. Help get David Nicholson sacked.
Sadly I know of no petition to get Andy Burnham drummed out of politics.