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
    October 2019 to March 2020
    • Death
      12
    • Severe
      15
    • Moderate
      199
    • Low
      1,531
    • None
      14,670
    Total 16,427
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    October 2019 to March 2020
    1. All other categories
    2. Implementation of care and ongoing monitoring / review
    3. Access, admission, transfer, discharge (including missing patient)
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    September 2020
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    88.9%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    August 2020
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    85.5%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    April to June 2020
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    62.5%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    June 2019 to May 2020
    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 2020
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    21.8%
  • 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 to 31 August 2020
    4
  • Wrong site surgery - 0
  • Retained foreign object post procedure - 3
  • Wrong implant/prosthesis - 0
  • Misplaced naso- or orogastric tubes - 0
  • 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 - 1
  • 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