St Helens And Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is an NHS trust that provides services throughout Merseyside and West Lancashire. It began operations on 1 July 2023, following the merger of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust and St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Whiston Hospital provides a 24-hour A&E department, maternity services whereas St Helens Hospital provides cancer care including a chemotherapy unit. The Trust is also home to the Mersey Regional Burns Unit, serving a population of 4 million across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    April 2020 to March 2021
    • Death
      5
    • Severe
      26
    • Moderate
      34
    • Low
      1,424
    • None
      6,635
    Total 8,124
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2020 to March 2021
    1. Patient accident
    2. Clinical assessment (including diagnosis, scans, tests, assessments)
    3. Treatment, procedure
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    May 2024
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    68.2%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    April 2024
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    80.1%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    January to March 2024
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    92.5%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    February 2023 to January 2024
    Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator
    2
  • Number of cancelled
    critical operations
    February 2020
    Number of cancelled critical operations
    6
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    January to March 2024
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    230

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    April 2024
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    11.0%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    April 2024
    Number of mixed sex accommodation breaches
    2

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