The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Birmingham is one of the largest orthopaedic centres in Europe and offers its services not only to the local area, but nationally and internationally.

Offering a range of services from arthroplasty to complex spinal work the trust also offers a range of musculoskeletal services. The trust accommodates students from the University of Birmingham as part of the teaching opportunities provided. The trust also hosts the Birmingham Orthopaedic Teaching Programme.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    April 2019 to September 2019
    • Death
      1
    • Severe
      1
    • Moderate
      18
    • Low
      322
    • None
      629
    Total 971
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2019 to September 2019
    1. All other categories
    2. Access, admission, transfer, discharge (including missing patient)
    3. Implementation of care and ongoing monitoring / review
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    May 2020
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    100.0%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    October to December 2019
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    80.5%
  • 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
    42

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    May 2020
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    94.7%
  • 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 to 31 May 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