Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

As one of the largest specialist heart and lung centres in Europe, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust offers its services from two hospitals based in Chelsea and Uxbridge.

As with all specialist trusts, research and innovation play a major part progressing the knowledge and procedures within their respective specialty. This trust is no different having performed the first successful heart transplant in Britain and for babies born with congenital heart disease, pioneered intricate heart surgery. As specialists in their field, the trust helps both children and adults with a wide range of conditions from treating patients suffering a heart attack, to children needing treatment for cystic fibrosis.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    October 2019 to March 2020
    • Death
      0
    • Severe
      0
    • Moderate
      31
    • Low
      448
    • None
      1,490
    Total 1,969
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    October 2019 to March 2020
    1. Treatment, procedure
    2. Medication
    3. Access, admission, transfer, discharge (including missing patient)

  • Number of cancelled
    critical operations
    January 2020
    Number of cancelled critical operations
    2
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    October to December 2019
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    168

  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    January 2020
    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 2021 to 31 August 2021
    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