The QEUH did have more deaths but then it does have more beds so that doesn’t tell us much.
When you divide the number of deaths by the number of beds you get a more useful ratio. It was 0.56 for the QEUH, the same as in Ayr, a bit higher than in Kilmarnock at 0.5 and lower than for the Royal in Glasgow at 0.67.
How difficult was that for BBC Scotland’s several graduate staff?
Needless to say such open transparent data is not available, as far as I can see, for hospital in England.