Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

Mid Essex Hospitals Services NHS Trust provides local elective and emergency services to 380,000 people living in and around the areas of Maldon, Braintree, Chelmsford and Witham.

The Trust has 4 hospitals, the largest of which is Broomfield which offers a number of routine procedures as well as maternity care and a large A&E department. In addition, the Trust also includes the St. Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns which covers a population of more than 3 million people and is world renowned.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    October 2019 to March 2020
    • Death
      6
    • Severe
      25
    • Moderate
      157
    • Low
      1,179
    • None
      4,270
    Total 5,637
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    October 2019 to March 2020
    1. Implementation of care and ongoing monitoring / review
    2. Access, admission, transfer, discharge (including missing patient)
    3. Patient accident

  • 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
    192

  • 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
    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