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
    October 2018 to March 2019
    • Death
      5
    • Severe
      3
    • Moderate
      29
    • Low
      1,720
    • None
      3,343
    Total 5,100
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    October 2018 to March 2019
    1. Patient accident
    2. Implementation of care and ongoing monitoring / review
    3. Access, admission, transfer, discharge (including missing patient)



      • Number of Never Events and number by category
        Number of Never Events and
        number by category
        1 April 2019 to 31 October 2019
        1
      • Wrong site surgery - 0
      • Retained foreign object post procedure - 0
      • Wrong implant/prosthesis - 1
      • 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