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
    October 2018 to March 2019
    • Death
      20
    • Severe
      25
    • Moderate
      164
    • Low
      1,388
    • None
      6,858
    Total 8,455
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    October 2018 to March 2019
    1. Patient accident
    2. Medication
    3. Access, admission, transfer, discharge (including missing patient)
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    October 2019
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    84.3%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    September 2019
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    70.4%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    July to September 2019
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    87.5%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    July 2018 to June 2019
    Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator
    2
  • Number of cancelled
    critical operations
    September 2019
    Number of cancelled critical operations
    0
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    July to September 2019
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    304

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    September 2018
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    0.3%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    September 2019
    Number of mixed sex accommodation breaches
    0

  • Number of Never Events and number by category
    Number of Never Events and
    number by category
    1 April 2019 to 31 October 2019
    4
  • Wrong site surgery - 3
  • 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