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 2018 to September 2018
    • None
      8,844
    • Low
      1,511
    • Moderate
      124
    • Severe
      25
    • Death
      22
    Total 10,526
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2018 to September 2018
    1. Treatment, procedure
    2. Medication
    3. Access, admission, transfer, discharge (including missing patient)
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    May 2019
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    86.1%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    April 2019
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    70.3%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    January to March 2019
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    80.6%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    January 2018 to December 2018
    Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator
    3
  • Number of cancelled
    critical operations
    April 2019
    Number of cancelled critical operations
    0
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    January to March 2019
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    226

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    April 2018
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    6.9%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    April 2019
    Number of mixed sex accommodation breaches
    30

  • Number of Never Events and number by category
    Number of Never Events and
    number by category
    1 April 2018 to 30 April 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