Barts Health NHS Trust

Barts Health NHS Trust is the largest NHS Trust in the country employing more than 15,000 people and serving around 2.5 million people across east London.

The Trust operates four major hospital sites; The Royal London, St Bartholomew’s, Whipps Cross and Newham as well as operating the community hospital, Mile End Hospital, with over 1700 beds across all sites. The Trust provides comprehensive medical care across a number of specialities and has the largest cardiovascular centre in the UK, the second largest cancer centre in London and is home to the London Air Ambulance. The trust also has a number of other sites including standalone birthing centres.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    April 2020 to March 2021
    • Death
      50
    • Severe
      46
    • Moderate
      270
    • Low
      3,108
    • None
      24,098
    Total 27,572
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2020 to March 2021
    1. All other categories
    2. Implementation of care and ongoing monitoring / review
    3. Treatment, procedure
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    September 2021
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    78.1%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    August 2021
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    76.8%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    April to June 2021
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    92.3%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    June 2020 to May 2021
    Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator
    2
  • Number of cancelled
    critical operations
    January 2020
    Number of cancelled critical operations
    6
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    October to December 2019
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    554

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    August 2021
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    34.0%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    January 2020
    Number of mixed sex accommodation breaches
    22

  • Number of Never Events and number by category
    Number of Never Events and
    number by category
    1 April 2021 to 31 August 2021
    2
  • Wrong site surgery - 0
  • Retained foreign object post procedure - 1
  • Wrong implant/prosthesis - 0
  • Misplaced naso- or orogastric tubes - 1
  • Overdose of insulin due to abbreviations or incorrect device - 0
  • Administration of medication by the wrong route - 0
  • Overdose of methotrexate for non cancer treatment - 0
  • Failure to install functional collapsible shower or curtain rails - 0
  • Transfusion or transplantation of ABO incompatible blood components or organs - 0
  • Unintentional connection of a patient requiring O2 to an air flowmeter - 0
  • Misselection of high strength midazolam - 0
  • Misselection of a strong potassium solution - 0
  • Falls from poorly restricted windows - 0
  • Chest or neck entrapment in bed rails - 0
  • Scalding of patients - 0