Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Providing a minor injuries unit to East Grinstead and the surrounding areas and a specialist sleep disorder clinic, Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is more well known for providing specialist services for reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation across the South of England.

Patients using the service may need treatment due to a congenital condition, burns, trauma or as the result of a disease such as cancer. In addition, the trust is recognised as being the surgical centre for head and neck cancer in Kent and Sussex, and as such takes part in a training programme for head and neck surgical fellows. The trust provides its specialist services through a network of hospitals and community healthcare sites.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    October 2018 to March 2019
    • Death
      1
    • Severe
      0
    • Moderate
      2
    • Low
      34
    • None
      274
    Total 311
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    October 2018 to March 2019
    1. Medication
    2. Treatment, procedure
    3. Patient accident
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    October 2019
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    99.7%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    September 2019
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    82.9%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    July to September 2019
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    59.0%
  • Number of cancelled
    critical operations
    September 2019
    Number of cancelled critical operations
    7
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    July to September 2019
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    64

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    September 2018
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    0.9%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    September 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 31 October 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