Northumberland, Tyne And Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Mental Health

Running a number of regional and national services, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust covers Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Gateshead and Sunderland.

The trust provides inpatient care for patients with more complex mental health needs. The trust also supports the Criminal Justice System by supporting offenders with suspected mental health problems or learning disabilities through its Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Service.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    April 2018 to September 2018
    • None
      3,703
    • Low
      1,749
    • Moderate
      264
    • Severe
      24
    • Death
      19
    Total 5,759
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2018 to September 2018
    1. Self-harming behaviour
    2. Patient accident
    3. Disruptive, aggressive behaviour

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    January to March 2019
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    81.9%

  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    April 2019
    Number of mixed sex accommodation breaches
    0
  • Percentage of patients followed up within 7 days of mental health discharge
    January to March 2019
    Percentage of patients followed up within 7 days of mental health discharge
    96.9%

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