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
    April 2019 to September 2019
    • Death
      3
    • Severe
      9
    • Moderate
      80
    • Low
      1,064
    • None
      2,715
    Total 3,871
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2019 to September 2019
    1. Treatment, procedure
    2. Patient accident
    3. Infrastructure (including staffing, facilities, environment)



      • Number of Never Events and number by category
        Number of Never Events and
        number by category
        1 April to 31 May 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