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 2018 to September 2018
    • None
      4,847
    • Low
      1,069
    • Moderate
      47
    • Severe
      2
    • Death
      2
    Total 5,967
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2018 to September 2018
    1. Treatment, procedure
    2. Medication
    3. Implementation of care and ongoing monitoring / review
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    May 2019
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    82.2%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    April 2019
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    63.3%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    January to March 2019
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    93.4%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    January 2018 to December 2018
    Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator
    2
  • Number of cancelled
    critical operations
    April 2019
    Number of cancelled critical operations
    5
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    January to March 2019
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    369

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    April 2018
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    24.2%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    April 2019
    Number of mixed sex accommodation breaches
    35

  • Number of Never Events and number by category
    Number of Never Events and
    number by category
    1 April 2018 to 30 April 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