Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country, employing over 15,000 people.

The Trust operates 6 hospital sites including Leeds Children’s Hospital and a dental institute, serving a population of more than 700,000 people. Leeds General Infirmary is a major trauma centre for the Yorkshire region and specialises in complex conditions as well as providing a 24-hour A&E department and maternity services. St James’s University Hospital is Europe’s largest teaching hospital and also specialises in cancer care through its dedicated cancer centre which provides specialist care to those with cancer on a national basis. In addition the Trust provides a world renowned biomedical research facility.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    April 2020 to March 2021
    • Death
      48
    • Severe
      32
    • Moderate
      965
    • Low
      3,617
    • None
      22,023
    Total 26,685
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2020 to March 2021
    1. #N/A
    2. #N/A
    3. #N/A
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    September 2021
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    70.7%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    August 2021
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    53.0%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    April to June 2021
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    88.3%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    June 2020 to May 2021
    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
    499

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    August 2021
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    26.2%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    January 2020
    Number of mixed sex accommodation breaches
    3

  • Number of Never Events and number by category
    Number of Never Events and
    number by category
    1 April 2021 to 31 August 2021
    5
  • Wrong site surgery - 3
  • Retained foreign object post procedure - 1
  • 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 - 1
  • 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