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One in four NHS hospital trusts is failing to give antibiotics to half their patients with sepsis within the recommended time, new figures suggest*

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The BBC reports today states: "Figures from 104 trusts seen by BBC Panorama show 78% of patients are being screened and 63% are getting antibiotics within one hour.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the NHS had "more to do" to stop "preventable" sepsis deaths occurring."

Lowest scoring NHS England trusts on screening for sepsis

  • Liverpool Heart and Chest Foundation NHS Trust - 8%*
  • East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust - 27%
  • Christie NHS Foundation Trust - 28%
  • Peterborough & Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 30%
  • Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust - 31%
  • University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire - 35%
  • Kettering General Hospital - 36%
  • Stockport NHS Foundation Trust - 45%
  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust - 46.6%
  • Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - 47%
  • University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust - 48%
  • Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust - 48%
  • City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust - 49%

*Figures are from trusts that supplied data and show numbers of those who required screening against those who received screening

Lowest scoring NHS England trusts on treating sepsis with antibiotics

  • Bradford Teaching Hospital - 25%*
  • University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire - 26%
  • Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital - 28%
  • Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust - 30%
  • Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - 33%
  • Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - 33%
  • Wye Valley NHS Trust - 34%
  • Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust - 36%
  • Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust - 38%
  • Milton Keynes Hospital - 39%
  • Christie NHS Foundation Trust - 39%
  • Aintree University Hospital Foundation Trust - 39%
  • City Hospitals Sunderland - 39%
  • Airedale NHS Foundation Trust - 42%
  • Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust - 43%
  • Stockport NHS Foundation Trust - 43%
  • Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 46%
  • East & North Herefordshire NHS Trust - 46%
  • Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust - 46%
  • County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust - 48%
  • Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust - 49%
  • The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Trust - 49%
  • North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust - 49%
  • Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust - 49%

*Figures are from trusts that supplied data and show number of those who required antibiotics against those who received antibiotics within one hour

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