East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust provides medical care across 5 hospital and community sites to those living across the Kent area.

The Trust also specialises in urology, kidney diseases and vascular services. A 24-hour A&E department is provided at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford and Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate as well as a 24-hour minor injuries unit at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    October 2019 to March 2020
    • Death
      12
    • Severe
      25
    • Moderate
      147
    • Low
      2,988
    • None
      4,544
    Total 7,716
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    October 2019 to March 2020
    1. Patient accident
    2. Implementation of care and ongoing monitoring / review
    3. Access, admission, transfer, discharge (including missing patient)
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    September 2020
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    81.5%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    August 2020
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    90.2%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    April to June 2020
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    59.1%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    June 2019 to May 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
    August 2020
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    26.8%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    January 2020
    Number of mixed sex accommodation breaches
    217

  • Number of Never Events and number by category
    Number of Never Events and
    number by category
    1 April to 31 August 2020
    2
  • Wrong site surgery - 1
  • Retained foreign object post procedure - 0
  • Wrong implant/prosthesis - 0
  • Misplaced naso- or orogastric tubes - 1
  • 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