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 2018 to September 2018
    • None
      124
    • Low
      127
    • Moderate
      10
    • Severe
      0
    • Death
      1
    Total 262
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2018 to September 2018
    1. Consent, communication, confidentiality
    2. Implementation of care and ongoing monitoring / review
    3. Access, admission, transfer, discharge (including missing patient)
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    May 2019
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    72.7%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    January to March 2019
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    68.1%
  • Number of cancelled
    critical operations
    May 2019
    Number of cancelled critical operations
    2
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    January to March 2019
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    41

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    May 2018
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    0.1%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    May 2019
    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 2019 to 30 June 2019
    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