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 2020 to March 2021
    • Death
      2
    • Severe
      5
    • Moderate
      18
    • Low
      189
    • None
      1,514
    Total 1,728
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2020 to March 2021
    1. Documentation (including records, identification)
    2. Medical device / equipment
    3. Consent, communication, confidentiality
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    September 2021
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    99.6%


  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    August 2021
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    1.5%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    January 2020
    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 2021 to 31 August 2021
    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