Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

They deliver a range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. Their two acute hospitals provide integrated health and social care services.

The largest hospital is Royal Devon and Exeter which provides a 24-hour A&E department, maternity services and many other planned and emergency medical services.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    April 2020 to March 2021
    • Death
      71
    • Severe
      6
    • Moderate
      342
    • Low
      5,587
    • None
      8,575
    Total 14,581
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2020 to March 2021
    1. Implementation of care and ongoing monitoring / review
    2. All other categories
    3. Patient accident
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    June 2024
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    70.8%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    May 2024
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    65.8%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    January to March 2024
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    86.5%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    March 2023 to February 2024
    Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator
    2
  • Number of cancelled
    critical operations
    February 2020
    Number of cancelled critical operations
    0
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    January to March 2024
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    358

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    May 2024
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    35.7%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    May 2024
    Number of mixed sex accommodation breaches
    63

  • Number of Never Events and number by category
    Number of Never Events and
    number by category
    1 April 2021 to 31 August 2021
    2
  • Wrong site surgery - 1
  • Retained foreign object post procedure - 0
  • Wrong implant/prosthesis - 0
  • Misplaced naso- or orogastric tubes - 1
  • 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