Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust provide health services from 3 hospitals. A 24-hour A&E department is provided from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital as is maternity care and a number of additional health services.

In addition the Trust specialises in gynaecology and palliative care and is the North Eastern hub for the National Bowel Cancer and AAA screening programme, covering a population of around 7 million people. In addition to the three hospitals the Trust provides services from two primary care centres in the local area.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    April 2018 to September 2018
    • None
      2,450
    • Low
      752
    • Moderate
      77
    • Severe
      27
    • Death
      2
    Total 3,308
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2018 to September 2018
    1. Patient accident
    2. Clinical assessment (including diagnosis, scans, tests, assessments)
    3. Implementation of care and ongoing monitoring / review
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    June 2019
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    93.8%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    May 2019
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    79.3%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    January to March 2019
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    95.7%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    March 2018 to February 2019
    Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator
    2
  • Number of cancelled
    critical operations
    May 2019
    Number of cancelled critical operations
    0
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    January to March 2019
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    80

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    May 2018
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    0.3%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    May 2019
    Number of mixed sex accommodation breaches
    0
  • Percentage of patients followed up within 7 days of mental health discharge
    January to March 2019
    Percentage of patients followed up within 7 days of mental health discharge
    100.0%

  • Number of Never Events and number by category
    Number of Never Events and
    number by category
    1 April 2019 to 30 June 2019
    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