20 April 2013

The MHP consultancy has published its survey of the aggregate scores of NHS trust and hospital quality at Quality at a glance (March 2013).

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust (RCHT) comes in at 68th out of 146, on the 54th percentile; that is, as good as or better than 54 percent of the trusts (Annex 3 on page 57). That is an adequate and satisfactory but modest ranking.

However, in the quality index for lung cancer RCHT does very much better. It is placed second of the trusts (page 41). That is an impressive and admirable achievement.

Do read the document to understand the meaning of the scores and the issues around aggregate ratings in hospitals.