The latest national figures for performance related to deaths have just been published. The Royal Surrey has performed extraordinarily well. It was ranked 4th best in the country (of 137 hospitals) and had 20% less deaths than would be expected given its case mix. This is even better than reported 3 months ago when it was 7th. It now routinely out-performs its peers – Frimley Park was ranked 22nd and Ashford and St. Peters 26th. The processes and checks which the hospital has adopted over the last year or so are now extremely effective and warrant the performance it now achieves.