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 2019 to September 2019
    • Death
      4
    • Severe
      15
    • Moderate
      78
    • Low
      563
    • None
      2,134
    Total 2,794
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2019 to September 2019
    1. Implementation of care and ongoing monitoring / review
    2. Treatment, procedure
    3. Patient accident
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    August 2020
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    95.9%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    July 2020
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    72.7%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    April to June 2020
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    57.0%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    May 2019 to April 2020
    Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator
    1
  • Number of cancelled
    critical operations
    January 2020
    Number of cancelled critical operations
    7
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    October to December 2019
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    112

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    June 2020
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    39.9%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    January 2020
    Number of mixed sex accommodation breaches
    7

  • Number of Never Events and number by category
    Number of Never Events and
    number by category
    1 April to 30 June 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