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 2020 to March 2021
    • Death
      107
    • Severe
      56
    • Moderate
      591
    • Low
      785
    • None
      4,289
    Total 5,828
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2020 to March 2021
    1. Access, admission, transfer, discharge (including missing patient)
    2. Patient accident
    3. Treatment, procedure
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    January 2023
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    49.9%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    October 2023
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    74.0%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    July to September 2023
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    83.4%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    October 2022 to September 2023
    Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator
    2
  • Number of cancelled
    critical operations
    February 2020
    Number of cancelled critical operations
    0
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    October to December 2023
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    88

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    December 2023
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    24.2%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    December 2023
    Number of mixed sex accommodation breaches
    16

  • 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 - 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