North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust provides acute services through two hospital sites; Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven as well as a birthing centre at Penrith Community Hospital.

Both hospitals provide a 24-hour A&E department as well as a number of medical treatments including cancer care which is split across both sites.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    October 2018 to March 2019
    • Death
      1
    • Severe
      19
    • Moderate
      64
    • Low
      1,090
    • None
      2,708
    Total 3,882
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    October 2018 to March 2019
    1. Patient accident
    2. Treatment, procedure
    3. Infrastructure (including staffing, facilities, environment)

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    July to September 2019
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    88.9%
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    July to September 2019
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    118


    • Number of Never Events and number by category
      Number of Never Events and
      number by category
      1 April 2019 to 30 November 2019
      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