Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

Serving a population of approximately 1.4 million, Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS community health care providers.

Managing numerous community hospitals, minor injury units and community health centres, the trust offers a wide range of medical services to its large patient base. The trust also provides dental health care to various prisons and institutions in the area, including HMP Maidstone, HMP Standford Hill, HMP Swaleside, Heathrow Immigration Removal Centre and Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    April 2018 to September 2018
    • None
      491
    • Low
      74
    • Moderate
      11
    • Severe
      3
    • Death
      0
    Total 579
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2018 to September 2018
    1. Medication
    2. Documentation (including records, identification)
    3. Consent, communication, confidentiality
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    May 2019
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    99.6%


    • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
      for diagnostic test
      April 2018
      Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
      2.9%
    • Number of mixed sex
      accommodation breaches
      April 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 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