As the opposition parties and our MSM feast on unsubstantiated scare stories about the QEUH, it’s worth looking at real evidence of how well it is doing.
No Scottish hospital has a higher than expected mortality rate and QEUH has one of the lower scores in Scotland, at 4.7% compared to the average of 4.95%.
In England, 11 trusts had higher than predicted mortality with, for example, Norfolk and Norwich having 505 more deaths than the 2 600 predicted. QEUH had nearly 300 fewer deaths than the 3 225 predicted.
Readers may remember that NHS Scotland has nearly twice as many beds and nurses than NHS England.