Birmingham Women’s And Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust covers two specialist hospitals.

Birmingham Woman’s Hospital provides services to men, women and children, but specialises in female healthcare, particularly surrounding maternity services. Birmingham Children’s Hospital cares for children up to the age of 16. The hospital provides a wide range of primary healthcare services to children, such as for heart conditions, the treatment of burns, a specialist centre for epilepsy and a major trauma centre. The hospital also provides a large child and adolescent mental health service.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    October 2019 to March 2020
    • Death
      4
    • Severe
      2
    • Moderate
      55
    • Low
      225
    • None
      1,317
    Total 1,603
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    October 2019 to March 2020
    1. Treatment, procedure
    2. Access, admission, transfer, discharge (including missing patient)
    3. Medication
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    September 2020
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    84.5%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    August 2020
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    87.5%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    April to June 2020
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    51.3%
  • 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
    95

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    August 2020
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    41.3%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    January 2020
    Number of mixed sex accommodation breaches
    0
  • Percentage of patients followed up within 7 days of mental health discharge
    October to December 2019
    Percentage of patients followed up within 7 days of mental health discharge
    97.3%

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