Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Achieving Foundation Trust status in 2014, Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust offers a wide range of medical services covering Bolton, Halton, Oldham, St Helen’s, Warrington and the Borough of Wigan.

The trust manages one community hospital and a wide range of community medical centres. Services offered by the many sites of this trust include those for cancer, child health and dental health, as well as managing the primary healthcare service for the various prisons and young offender institutions in the area.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    April 2020 to March 2021
    • Death
      0
    • Severe
      2
    • Moderate
      76
    • Low
      921
    • None
      1,097
    Total 2,096
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2020 to March 2021
    1. Infrastructure (including staffing, facilities, environment)
    2. Documentation (including records, identification)
    3. Medical device / equipment
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    September 2021
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    99.3%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    August 2021
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    91.3%


  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    August 2021
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    5.9%

  • Number of Never Events and number by category
    Number of Never Events and
    number by category
    1 April 2021 to 31 August 2021
    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