PERFORMANCE: Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust had the third lowest hospital standardised mortality ratio in its peer group.

For the year ending April 2012, the trust had an HSMR of 84.8. The better performing trusts had rates of 81.5 and 83.1 and the poorest performer had a rate of 97.4.

Under the summary hospital mortality indicator the trust had a mortality rate of 90.66.