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 2018 to March 2019
    • Death
      3
    • Severe
      7
    • Moderate
      105
    • Low
      626
    • None
      2,126
    Total 2,867
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    October 2018 to March 2019
    1. Patient accident
    2. Access, admission, transfer, discharge (including missing patient)
    3. Treatment, procedure
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    September 2019
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    90.1%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    August 2019
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    66.9%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    January to March 2019
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    97.6%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    May 2018 to April 2019
    Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator
    1
  • Number of cancelled
    critical operations
    August 2019
    Number of cancelled critical operations
    0
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    January to March 2019
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    97

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    August 2018
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    0.8%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    August 2019
    Number of mixed sex accommodation breaches
    20

  • Number of Never Events and number by category
    Number of Never Events and
    number by category
    1 April 2019 to 31 August 2019
    0
  • Wrong site surgery - 0
  • Retained foreign object post procedure - 0
  • 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 - 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