Sandwell And West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust provides integrated care through two hospital sites; City Hospital, Birmingham and Sandwell Hospital, West Bromwich as well as through intermediate care hubs.

Both hospital sites provide a 24-hour A&E department and a maternity unit at City Hospital. In addition to a wide range of both planned and emergency treatments, the Trust is also home to the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre – providing care on a regional basis, the Pan-Birmingham Gynae-Cancer Centre, a Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre and is the regional base for the National Poisons Information Service.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    October 2018 to March 2019
    • Death
      3
    • Severe
      13
    • Moderate
      65
    • Low
      2,188
    • None
      3,641
    Total 5,910
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    October 2018 to March 2019
    1. Access, admission, transfer, discharge (including missing patient)
    2. All other categories
    3. Implementation of care and ongoing monitoring / review
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    September 2019
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    73.6%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    August 2019
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    84.3%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    January to March 2019
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    85.1%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    May 2018 to April 2019
    Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator
    2
  • Number of cancelled
    critical operations
    August 2019
    Number of cancelled critical operations
    0
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    January to March 2019
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    107

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    August 2018
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    2.3%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    August 2019
    Number of mixed sex accommodation breaches
    7

  • Number of Never Events and number by category
    Number of Never Events and
    number by category
    1 April 2019 to 31 August 2019
    2
  • Wrong site surgery - 1
  • 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