Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

One of only four dedicated children’s trusts in the UK, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust provides integrated healthcare services for children and young people across Sheffield and South Yorkshire, although demand is growing from the wider area.

The trust provides services such as school nursing, heath visiting and child and adolescent mental health services. More specialist services the trust offers includes those for muscle and bone issues, neurosciences and genetics. The trust engages in research into medical issues specifically affecting children and young adults and works with a number of different partners both locally and nationally on those projects.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    October 2018 to March 2019
    • Death
      2
    • Severe
      0
    • Moderate
      30
    • Low
      193
    • None
      1,069
    Total 1,294
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    October 2018 to March 2019
    1. All other categories
    2. Medication
    3. Documentation (including records, identification)
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    October 2019
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    97.8%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    July to September 2019
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    68.3%
  • Number of cancelled
    critical operations
    September 2019
    Number of cancelled critical operations
    4
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    July to September 2019
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    59

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    September 2018
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    1.6%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    September 2019
    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 2019 to 31 October 2019
    1
  • Wrong site surgery - 1
  • 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