The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust runs three hospital sites; Princess Alexandra Hospital, St. Margaret’s Hospital and Herts and Essex Hospital serving those in Harlow and parts of Hertfordshire.

Together the trust offers acute services including a 24-hour A&E department, maternity services, paediatric care, cancer services, as well as a number of diagnostic and outpatient services together serving a population of roughly 350,000 people.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    October 2019 to March 2020
    • Death
      2
    • Severe
      15
    • Moderate
      55
    • Low
      1,078
    • None
      2,389
    Total 3,539
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    October 2019 to March 2020
    1. Implementation of care and ongoing monitoring / review
    2. Patient accident
    3. Treatment, procedure
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    September 2020
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    83.9%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    August 2020
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    59.3%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    April to June 2020
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    62.6%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    June 2019 to May 2020
    Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator
    2
  • Number of cancelled
    critical operations
    January 2020
    Number of cancelled critical operations
    1
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    October to December 2019
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    44

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    August 2020
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    34.4%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    January 2020
    Number of mixed sex accommodation breaches
    10

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