Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust provides integrated health and social care community services across north Devon.

North Devon District Hospital provides a 24-hour A&E department, maternity services and a number of additional planned and emergency treatments. In addition, the Trust provides care through a number of community hospitals as well as a number of specialist services including podiatry and sexual health services.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    April 2018 to September 2018
    • None
      1,550
    • Low
      1,209
    • Moderate
      87
    • Severe
      18
    • Death
      3
    Total 2,867
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2018 to September 2018
    1. Implementation of care and ongoing monitoring / review
    2. Patient accident
    3. Access, admission, transfer, discharge (including missing patient)
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    July 2019
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    89.4%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    June 2019
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    78.1%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    January to March 2019
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    76.6%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    March 2018 to February 2019
    Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator
    2
  • Number of cancelled
    critical operations
    June 2019
    Number of cancelled critical operations
    0
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    January to March 2019
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    55

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    June 2018
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    16.3%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    June 2019
    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 2019 to 30 June 2019
    1
  • Wrong site surgery - 1
  • 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