South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust

South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services with an acute hospital in South Tyneside and a number of community services in the wider area.

South Tyneside District Hospital also provides some mental health services across South Tyneside, Gateshead and Sunderland. South Tyneside District Hospital offers maternity services, end of life care, critical care and a number of surgical procedures. The trusts mental health services include care for those with learning difficulties and autism.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    October 2018 to March 2019
    • Death
      1
    • Severe
      5
    • Moderate
      89
    • Low
      718
    • None
      1,485
    Total 2,298
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    October 2018 to March 2019
    1. Implementation of care and ongoing monitoring / review
    2. Patient accident
    3. Medication

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    January to March 2019
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    85.2%
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    January to March 2019
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    2


    • Number of Never Events and number by category
      Number of Never Events and
      number by category
      1 April 2019 to 31 August 2019
      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