Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is a large hospital trust with 3 hospital sites; Royal Free Hospital, Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital.

The Trust provides two A&E departments at Barnet Hospital and at its largest hospital site, the Royal Free Hospital. As well as providing a comprehensive number of emergency and planned treatments, the Trust has specialist expertise in kidney transplants, breast surgery, plastic surgery – being a national centre of excellence for facial reconstruction, a pioneering neuroendocrine tumour unit and is one of only 7 hospitals in the UK that performs liver transplants.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    April 2019 to September 2019
    • Death
      1
    • Severe
      22
    • Moderate
      80
    • Low
      781
    • None
      5,935
    Total 6,819
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2019 to September 2019
    1. Access, admission, transfer, discharge (including missing patient)
    2. Treatment, procedure
    3. Patient accident
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    April 2020
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    82.4%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    March 2020
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    80.0%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    October to December 2019
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    87.0%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    January to December 2019
    Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator
    3
  • Number of cancelled
    critical operations
    January 2020
    Number of cancelled critical operations
    0
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    October to December 2019
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    161

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    March 2020
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    11.2%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    January 2020
    Number of mixed sex accommodation breaches
    32

  • Number of Never Events and number by category
    Number of Never Events and
    number by category
    1 April 2019 to 29 February 2020
    1
  • 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 - 1
  • 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