Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of health services to more than 500,000 people living in Northumberland and North Tyneside.

The Trust provides services from 11 sites including a general hospital and an elderly care unit. North Tyneside General Hospital is the largest of the Trusts sites. Emergency care is provided primarily through the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital – England’s first purpose built emergency care hospital.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    April 2018 to September 2018
    • None
      4,764
    • Low
      1,221
    • Moderate
      151
    • Severe
      9
    • Death
      1
    Total 6,146
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2018 to September 2018
    1. Treatment, procedure
    2. Patient accident
    3. Clinical assessment (including diagnosis, scans, tests, assessments)
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    June 2019
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    91.8%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    May 2019
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    80.0%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    January to March 2019
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    83.1%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    March 2018 to February 2019
    Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator
    2
  • Number of cancelled
    critical operations
    May 2019
    Number of cancelled critical operations
    0
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    January to March 2019
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    37

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    May 2018
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    2.1%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    May 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 - 0
  • Retained foreign object post procedure - 1
  • 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