City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust provides acute care in Sunderland and has two main hospital sites; Sunderland Royal Hospital and Sunderland Eye Infirmary.

Since 2016 the Trust has been working with South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust in a strategic alliance referred to as South Tyneside and Sunderland Healthcare Group. Sunderland Royal Hospital includes a 24-hour A&E department, maternity unit and surgical units. In addition to the two main hospital sites the Trust provides outreach services at a number of clinics and health centres in Sunderland.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    April 2018 to September 2018
    • None
      3,284
    • Low
      1,771
    • Moderate
      37
    • Severe
      10
    • Death
      2
    Total 5,104
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2018 to September 2018
    1. Patient accident
    2. Implementation of care and ongoing monitoring / review
    3. Access, admission, transfer, discharge (including missing patient)

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    January to March 2019
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    84.6%
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    January to March 2019
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    132


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