The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest providers of acute and community care in the West Midlands.

The trust provides services from 3 hospital sites; Cannock Chase Hospital, West Park Hospital and New Cross Hospital. The largest hospital site is New Cross Hospital which has over 800 beds and provides a 24-hour A&E department, maternity services, an intensive care unit and neonatal intensive care as well as a number of other medical services. The trust also provides services and treatments across more than 20 community sites including rehabilitation services and walk in centres.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    April 2019 to September 2019
    • Death
      6
    • Severe
      5
    • Moderate
      175
    • Low
      463
    • None
      4,584
    Total 5,233
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    April 2019 to September 2019
    1. Medication
    2. Access, admission, transfer, discharge (including missing patient)
    3. Patient accident
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    February 2020
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    83.4%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    January 2020
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    50.5%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    October to December 2019
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    94.6%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    November 2018 to October 2019
    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
    105

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    January 2020
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    4.8%
  • 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 2019 to 31 January 2020
    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