Guy’s And St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is a large hospital Trust in London providing care primarily to those based in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham as well as further away with specialist services in cancer, renal, orthopaedic and cardiovascular services.

The Trust employs more than 16,000 staff. The Trust has two hospital sites; Guy’s which is home to the largest dental school in Europe as well as a large specialist cancer unit. St Thomas’ Hospital is home to the Evelina Children’s Hospital as well as providing one of the busiest A&E departments in London. As well as the two hospital sites, the Trust provides additional care through community services in the local area.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    April 2020 to March 2021
    • Death
      34
    • Severe
      36
    • Moderate
      338
    • Low
      3,542
    • None
      19,483
    Total 23,433
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2020 to March 2021
    1. Treatment, procedure
    2. Medication
    3. All other categories
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    January 2023
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    76.4%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    October 2023
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    42.9%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    July to September 2023
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    77.2%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    October 2022 to September 2023
    Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator
    3
  • Number of cancelled
    critical operations
    February 2020
    Number of cancelled critical operations
    0

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    December 2023
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    49.1%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    December 2023
    Number of mixed sex accommodation breaches
    52

  • Number of Never Events and number by category
    Number of Never Events and
    number by category
    1 April 2021 to 31 August 2021
    3
  • Wrong site surgery - 2
  • Retained foreign object post procedure - 0
  • Wrong implant/prosthesis - 1
  • 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