Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS 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
    October 2018 to March 2019
    • Death
      45
    • Severe
      5
    • Moderate
      126
    • Low
      482
    • None
      637
    Total 1,295
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    October 2018 to March 2019
    1. Implementation of care and ongoing monitoring / review
    2. Medication
    3. Patient accident
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    October 2019
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    97.6%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    September 2019
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    100.0%


    • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
      for diagnostic test
      September 2018
      Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
      0.0%

    • Number of Never Events and number by category
      Number of Never Events and
      number by category
      1 April 2019 to 31 October 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