Wye Valley NHS Trust

Wye Valley NHS Trust provides care to those living in Herefordshire through Hereford County Hospital as well as through community hospitals in a number of smaller towns.

Hereford County Hospital provides a number of acute services including a 24-hour A&E department, maternity services, geriatric medicine and cancer services. The trust offers a variety of community based services including podiatry, Parkinson’s disease nursing, dietetics and children’s community nursing.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    October 2018 to March 2019
    • Death
      4
    • Severe
      4
    • Moderate
      37
    • Low
      467
    • None
      2,589
    Total 3,101
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    October 2018 to March 2019
    1. Implementation of care and ongoing monitoring / review
    2. Infrastructure (including staffing, facilities, environment)
    3. Patient accident
  • Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    September 2019
    Percentage of A&E attendances dealt with in 4 hours
    78.9%
  • Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    August 2019
    Percentage treated for cancer within 62 days of urgent GP referral
    75.2%

  • Percentage of total
    beds occupied overnight
    January to March 2019
    Percentage of total beds occupied overnight
    89.8%
  • Summary Hospital-level
    Mortality Indicator
    May 2018 to April 2019
    Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator
    2
  • Number of cancelled
    critical operations
    August 2019
    Number of cancelled critical operations
    0
  • Number of cancelled
    elective operations
    January to March 2019
    Number of cancelled elective operations
    132

  • Percentage waiting 6+ weeks
    for diagnostic test
    August 2018
    Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for diagnostic test
    0.1%
  • Number of mixed sex
    accommodation breaches
    August 2019
    Number of mixed sex accommodation breaches
    12

  • Number of Never Events and number by category
    Number of Never Events and
    number by category
    1 April 2019 to 31 August 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