Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Weekend Death Rates Fall at Treliske

treliske 1
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

8:01am 15th December 2013

Weekend death rates at Cornwall's biggest hospital are falling.

Pirate FM told you earlier this year how stats at Treliske were some of the worst in the UK.

Now a report is praising hospital bosses for work to make sure patients get the same care no matter what day of the week it is.

But, we are still more likely to die if we go in on a Saturday or Sunday.

Emergency consultant Dr Andy Virr told Pirate FM: "We're certainly not wanting to be complacent here at the Royal Cornwall Hospital. We have an ongoing review of the mortality of our patients so we need to make sure that people are guarantees the right care at the right time irrespective of when they come."

He said he was concerned that some people might be staying away at weekends because of the difference in rates: "That's a reputation we don't want to have and if it is an emergency we want patients to come on that day and we need to make sure that the hospital is ready to receive them and that's why we're working hard on getting that right."

8:01am 15th December 2013

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
st austell body 1

St Austell Death: Man Refused Bail

It comes after a body was found in a park last month

compass point

PHOTOS: Young Man Airlifted After Cliff Fall

He was stuck in a gully near Bude on Sunday

Most read
lanner fire

UPDATE: House Fire Near Redruth

Smoke was seen billowing from building in Lanner

tregadillet a30

UPDATE: Crash Closes A30 Near Launceston

A car rolled over just before the morning rush

Top articles

Three Rescued In 'Drifting' Dinghy Near Newquay

Cornwall News: They were caught in strong offshore winds

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

England schools suffering from 'teacher supply crisis', report claims

National News: England's schools are suffering from worsening teacher shortages, particularly in key subjects including physics and maths, MPs have warned.

VIDEO: Cats Die From 'Anti-Freeze Poisoning'

Cornwall News: Vets warn others are missing in Camborne and Redruth

Shoesday test

Sponsored: Shoesday test

Frances Bean Cobain pays tribute to dad Kurt on his birthday

Showbiz News: Kurt Cobain's daughter has thanked him for the gift of life on what would have been his 50th birthday.

Plane carrying five people crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

World News: Five people have been killed after a small plane crashed into a shopping centre near an airport north of Melbourne, Australia.

England's Joe Root hopes to be 'instinctive' captain

Sports News: New England Test captain Joe Root says he hopes to be an "instinctive" skipper, and wants to lead a "tougher" national team to the next level.

Men and women 'need different things' to keep friendships alive

Strange News: Your ability to keep long-distance friendships alive may depend on your gender, according to a new study.

Newer article

More Wave Hub Jobs?

Cornwall News: Bosses say the project in Hayle could kickstart much more work

Older article

Cornish Dog 'Cured' By Acupuncture

Cornwall News: Amber was maltreated and suffering depression

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.