King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides health services to those in Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham and Bromley. It is one of the largest teaching hospitals in the country.

The Trust provides services across 3 hospital sites, the main one being Kings College Hospital. As well as services such as a 24-hour A&E department, the Trust has specialised in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, fetal medicine and blood cell cancer, serving people across the country. The Trust is a specialist centre for haematology, neuro-oncology and liver cancer as well as being a regional centre for breast and bowel cancer screening.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    October 2019 to March 2020
    • Death
      9
    • Severe
      52
    • Moderate
      170
    • Low
      2,184
    • None
      9,009
    Total 11,424
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    October 2019 to March 2020
    1. Access, admission, transfer, discharge (including missing patient)
    2. Medication
    3. Patient accident
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    September 2020
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    85.3%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    August 2020
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    72.6%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    April to June 2020
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    80.2%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    June 2019 to May 2020
    Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator
    2
  • Number of cancelled
    critical operations
    January 2020
    Number of cancelled critical operations
    0
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    October to December 2019
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    253

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    August 2020
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    34.6%
  • 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 to 31 August 2020
    1
  • Wrong site surgery - 1
  • 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