Brighton And Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust is an acute teaching hospital operating across two main sites: The Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath, together the Trust serves a population of more than 1 million people.

The site in Brighton includes the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, The Sussex Eye Hospital and is also the Major Trauma centre for the region. The Trust also provides a number of additional health services across sites in the community including The Park Centre for Breast Care, Worthing Dialysis Satellite Unit and Eastbourne Radiotherapy Unit.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    April 2019 to September 2019
    • Death
      3
    • Severe
      5
    • Moderate
      141
    • Low
      1,520
    • None
      5,179
    Total 6,848
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2019 to September 2019
    1. Treatment, procedure
    2. Medication
    3. Patient accident
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    April 2020
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    90.1%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    March 2020
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    79.5%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    October to December 2019
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    93.9%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    January to December 2019
    Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator
    2
  • Number of cancelled
    critical operations
    January 2020
    Number of cancelled critical operations
    6
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    October to December 2019
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    411

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    March 2020
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    15.4%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    January 2020
    Number of mixed sex accommodation breaches
    51

  • Number of Never Events and number by category
    Number of Never Events and
    number by category
    1 April 2019 to 29 February 2020
    1
  • Wrong site surgery - 0
  • Retained foreign object post procedure - 1
  • 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