Countess Of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust consists of one district general hospital and an intermediate care service at Ellesmere Port Hospital.

The Trust serves those living in Western Cheshire, Ellesmere Port, Neston as well as those living in North Wales. The Countess of Chester Hospital provides a 24- hour A&E department, maternity services, cancer care and treatment as well as a number of additional medical and health services.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    April 2019 to September 2019
    • Death
      9
    • Severe
      14
    • Moderate
      175
    • Low
      328
    • None
      2,022
    Total 2,548
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2019 to September 2019
    1. Patient accident
    2. Treatment, procedure
    3. Infrastructure (including staffing, facilities, environment)
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    June 2020
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    93.1%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    May 2020
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    72.9%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    October to December 2019
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    93.3%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    March 2019 to February 2020
    Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator
    2
  • Number of cancelled
    critical operations
    January 2020
    Number of cancelled critical operations
    0
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    October to December 2019
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    131

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    May 2020
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    66.6%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    January 2020
    Number of mixed sex accommodation breaches
    6

  • Number of Never Events and number by category
    Number of Never Events and
    number by category
    1 April to 31 May 2020
    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