Bedford Hospital NHS Trust

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust provides a range of hospital services to those living in Bedford and surrounding areas.

The Trust provides district general hospital services and has approximately 425 inpatient beds, offering a 24-hour A&E department, maternity services, a dedicated coronary care unit and x-ray and medical imagery services.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    October 2019 to March 2020
    • Death
      4
    • Severe
      27
    • Moderate
      241
    • Low
      1,242
    • None
      2,037
    Total 3,551
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    October 2019 to March 2020
    1. Implementation of care and ongoing monitoring / review
    2. Patient accident
    3. Access, admission, transfer, discharge (including missing patient)

  • Number of cancelled
    critical operations
    January 2020
    Number of cancelled critical operations
    0
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    October to December 2019
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    83

  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    January 2020
    Number of mixed sex accommodation breaches
    13

  • Number of Never Events and number by category
    Number of Never Events and
    number by category
    1 April to 31 August 2020
    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