Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Mental Health

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust was created in April 2020 from the merger of Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

The trust provides community healthcare, mental healthcare and learning disability support, including inpatient support for people with mental health problems. Other services the trust offer includes musculoskeletal physiotherapy, stroke services, eating disorders and school nursing.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    April 2020 to March 2021
    • Death
      0
    • Severe
      0
    • Moderate
      0
    • Low
      0
    • None
      0
    Total 0
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2020 to March 2021
    1. Access, admission, transfer, discharge (including missing patient)
    2. Clinical assessment (including diagnosis, scans, tests, assessments)
    3. Consent, communication, confidentiality
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    January 2023
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    72.5%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    October 2023
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    68.8%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    July to September 2023
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    90.1%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    October 2022 to September 2023
    Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator
    2
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    October to December 2023
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    209

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    December 2023
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    25.7%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    December 2023
    Number of mixed sex accommodation breaches
    0
  • Percentage of patients followed up within 7 days of mental health discharge
    October to December 2019
    Percentage of patients followed up within 7 days of mental health discharge
    98.8%

  • Number of Never Events and number by category
    Number of Never Events and
    number by category
    1 April 2021 to 31 August 2021
    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