NHS chief speaks out on report

East Lancashire hospital chiefs have reassured the public that its hospitals are safe.

The Trust has today been placed in special measures after a report by NHS medical director Prof. Sir Bruce Keogh’s highlighted a number of major concerns including “excess” death rates going back years; inadequate staffing levels and a lack of compassion.

Burnley General Hospital. Urgent Care Unit.

Burnley General Hospital. Urgent Care Unit.

We spoke to Rineke Schram, East Lancashire Hospitals’ medical director, about where the Trust goes from here.