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 2020 to March 2021
    • Death
      88
    • Severe
      15
    • Moderate
      203
    • Low
      3,014
    • None
      9,193
    Total 12,513
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2020 to March 2021
    1. Implementation of care and ongoing monitoring / review
    2. Treatment, procedure
    3. Medication

  • 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

  • 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 2021 to 31 August 2021
    1
  • Wrong site surgery - 1
  • 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