Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides acute services through one hospital site; Southend University Hospital and a number of community based clinics in Southend-On-Sea, Castle Point and Rochford.

The hospital offers a 24-hour A&E department, maternity services and cancer treatment alongside a number of additional acute services. The Trust is also the South Essex surgical centre for uro-oncology and gynaecology surgery and has a dedicated stroke unit. The Trust is also part of a Mid and South Essex Success Regime which is looking at a potential merger between Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust and Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    April 2019 to September 2019
    • Death
      1
    • Severe
      8
    • Moderate
      50
    • Low
      658
    • None
      5,291
    Total 6,008
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2019 to September 2019
    1. Access, admission, transfer, discharge (including missing patient)
    2. All other categories
    3. Treatment, procedure
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    August 2020
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    91.1%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    July 2020
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    63.8%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    April to June 2020
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    56.5%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    May 2019 to April 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
    126

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    June 2020
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    50.2%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    January 2020
    Number of mixed sex accommodation breaches
    5

  • Number of Never Events and number by category
    Number of Never Events and
    number by category
    1 April to 30 June 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