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
    April 2018 to September 2018
    • None
      3,397
    • Low
      616
    • Moderate
      19
    • Severe
      13
    • Death
      5
    Total 4,050
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2018 to September 2018
    1. Implementation of care and ongoing monitoring / review
    2. Patient accident
    3. All other categories
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    May 2019
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    77.9%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    April 2019
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    71.8%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    January to March 2019
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    93.5%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    February 2018 to January 2019
    Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator
    2
  • Number of cancelled
    critical operations
    April 2019
    Number of cancelled critical operations
    8
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    January to March 2019
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    174

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    April 2018
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    2.5%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    April 2019
    Number of mixed sex accommodation breaches
    5

  • Number of Never Events and number by category
    Number of Never Events and
    number by category
    1 April 2019 to 30 April 2019
    1
  • Wrong site surgery - 0
  • Retained foreign object post procedure - 0
  • Wrong implant/prosthesis - 0
  • Misplaced naso- or orogastric tubes - 1
  • 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