Learning from deaths

Learning from deaths of people in their care can help hospitals improve the quality of the care they provide to patients and their families, and identify where they could do more.

The National Quality Board published its National guidance on learning from deaths in March 2017 to ensure that the NHS learns from deaths of patients in order to improve care for all.

The Trust is committed to fully implementing the national guidance and has published a mortality review policy, which outlines its processes for identifying, reviewing and learning from deaths and the roles and responsibilities for staff involved in that process.

If you have any concerns about the death of a loved one, please contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service.

We publish our mortality data, showing numbers of deaths and reviews, on a quarterly basis in our board papers.