PATIENTS are far more likely to die at East Surrey Hospital on a Monday than any other day of the week, according to figures obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request.
The figures highlight an apparent sizeable disparity between death rates on different days of the week, with 40 per cent more deaths on Mondays than on Saturdays, the day of the week when you are least likely to die at the hospital.
Seven people a day were taken to court by Brentwood Council last year for failing to pay their council tax.
And thousands of households were in arrears from April 2012 to March 2013, the new figures show.
Tax of £1.9million was owed at the time the summonses were issued, a freedom of information request by the Recorder has revealed.
In the same year, the council took 2,754 people to court to recoup the money.
The council says it recovered £1.3m – leaving £650,000 still outstanding at the end of the period. Most of this has since been recovered.
SOME of the region’s hospitals are under fire after thousands of staff were placed on controversial “zero-hours” contracts – with no guarantee of pay.
An investigation by Labour found at least 2,503 workers are now on the contracts, some of the 67,000 used across the NHS in England.
At York Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs hospitals across North Yorkshire, the number has soared to 1,069 – from just 166 three years ago.
Both North Tees and Hartlepool (786 staff) and South Tees Hospitals (312) trusts also revealed widespread use of the contracts, although those numbers are falling.
Total use across the North-East and North Yorkshire is likely to be higher, because three hospital trusts did not respond to freedom of information requests.