County Durham And Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital and community based health care through a number of sites.

With two acute hospitals; Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham both of which provide a 24-hour A&E department, urgent care centres as well as day surgery and a number of additional health services. In addition, the Trust operates 6 additional community hospitals with services including chemotherapy, maternity and stroke rehabilitation. The Trust also provides community health services across the County Durham and Darlington area.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    April 2020 to March 2021
    • Death
      6
    • Severe
      19
    • Moderate
      135
    • Low
      4,078
    • None
      7,445
    Total 11,683
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2020 to March 2021
    1. All other categories
    2. Patient accident
    3. Clinical assessment (including diagnosis, scans, tests, assessments)
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    September 2021
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    71.1%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    August 2021
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    72.9%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    April to June 2021
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    82.4%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    June 2020 to May 2021
    Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator
    1
  • Number of cancelled
    critical operations
    January 2020
    Number of cancelled critical operations
    39
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    October to December 2019
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    96

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    August 2021
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    2.9%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    January 2020
    Number of mixed sex accommodation breaches
    4

  • 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 - 1
  • 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