The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country and provides care to those across the North East.

The Trust provides services across six 6 sites; The Freeman Hospital, The Royal Victoria Infirmary, the Campus of Ageing and Vitality, Newcastle Dental Hospital, Newcastle Fertility Centre and Northern Genetics Service. The Royal Victoria Infirmary has a 24-hour A&E department, large maternity unit an infectious diseases unit and is the sole provider in the local region of Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancer. In addition, the Royal Victoria Infirmary is also home to the Great North Children’s Hospital, one of only 14 major children’s medical centres in the UK.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    April 2020 to March 2021
    • Death
      44
    • Severe
      54
    • Moderate
      336
    • Low
      4,392
    • None
      13,089
    Total 17,915
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2020 to March 2021
    1. Implementation of care and ongoing monitoring / review
    2. Patient accident
    3. Medication
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    September 2021
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    84.0%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    August 2021
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    64.4%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    April to June 2021
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    79.6%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    June 2020 to May 2021
    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
    143

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    August 2021
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    21.6%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    January 2020
    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 2021 to 31 August 2021
    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