Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides acute services to approximately 250,000 people living in the Dorset area.

The Trust operates Dorset County Hospital which offers a 24-hour A&E department, a maternity unit and a number of cancer units as well as a wide range of additional medical services such as day surgery. The Trust also provides satellite services via a number of community hospitals.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    April 2020 to March 2021
    • Death
      9
    • Severe
      14
    • Moderate
      102
    • Low
      967
    • None
      4,460
    Total 5,552
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2020 to March 2021
    1. Implementation of care and ongoing monitoring / review
    2. Treatment, procedure
    3. Access, admission, transfer, discharge (including missing patient)
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    April 2022
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    67.5%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    March 2022
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    81.9%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    October to December 2021
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    86.4%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    January 2021 to December 2021
    Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator
    1
  • Number of cancelled
    critical operations
    January 2020
    Number of cancelled critical operations
    7
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    January to March 2022
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    141

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    March 2022
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    15.6%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    March 2022
    Number of mixed sex accommodation breaches
    92

  • 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 - 1
  • 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