East Suffolk And North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1st July 2018 with the merger of Colchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust.

The Trust provides hospital and community health care services across the north Essex and wider Suffolk region with 7 hospitals including two with major A&E departments. The Trust has a number of medical wards and functions including maternity services, cancer and palliative care as well as critical care and additionally provides services for garrison families based in Colchester. Much of the current data for this trust including the CQC rating refers to Colchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Prior to the merger the most recent CQC ratings were as follows:
Colchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Requires improvement
The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust – Good.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    April 2020 to March 2221
    • Death
      146
    • Severe
      115
    • Moderate
      704
    • Low
      6,609
    • None
      13,329
    Total 20,903
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2020 to March 2021
    1. Implementation of care and ongoing monitoring / review
    2. Patient accident
    3. Medication
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    May 2022
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    78.1%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    April 2022
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    76.4%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    January to March 2022
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    92.7%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    February 2021 to January 2022
    Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator
    2
  • Number of cancelled
    critical operations
    February 2020
    Number of cancelled critical operations
    0
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    January to March 2022
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    133

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    April 2022
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    22.0%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    April 2022
    Number of mixed sex accommodation breaches
    5

  • Number of Never Events and number by category
    Number of Never Events and
    number by category
    1 April 2021 to 31 August 2021
    5
  • Wrong site surgery - 3
  • Retained foreign object post procedure - 1
  • 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