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 2019 to March 2020
    • Death
      2
    • Severe
      2
    • Moderate
      63
    • Low
      2,039
    • None
      3,748
    Total 5,854
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    October 2019 to March 2020
    1. Access, admission, transfer, discharge (including missing patient)
    2. Clinical assessment (including diagnosis, scans, tests, assessments)
    3. Implementation of care and ongoing monitoring / review
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    September 2020
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    80.3%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    August 2020
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    77.4%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    April to June 2020
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    63.9%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    June 2019 to May 2020
    Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator
    2
  • 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
    187

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    August 2020
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    40.2%

  • Number of Never Events and number by category
    Number of Never Events and
    number by category
    1 April to 31 August 2020
    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