The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn, NHS Foundation Trust

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust provides acute, specialist and community services to those living in Norfolk.

The Trust operates one hospital site; The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, providing a 24-hour A&E department, maternity services and a neonatal intensive care unit as well as a Macmillan Cancer Unit. In addition to hospital based services, the trust provides community based care through a number of clinics.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    April 2020 to March 2021
    • Death
      7
    • Severe
      20
    • Moderate
      372
    • Low
      1,854
    • None
      5,857
    Total 8,110
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2020 to March 2021
    1. Implementation of care and ongoing monitoring / review
    2. Medication
    3. Patient accident
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    January 2023
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    55.2%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    October 2023
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    56.8%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    July to September 2023
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    93.1%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    October 2022 to September 2023
    Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator
    2
  • Number of cancelled
    critical operations
    February 2020
    Number of cancelled critical operations
    0
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    October to December 2023
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    127

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    December 2023
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    34.3%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    December 2023
    Number of mixed sex accommodation breaches
    19

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