NHS Figures Reveal 63 People Died in Nottingham Hospitals

NHS Figures Reveal 63 People Died in Nottingham Hospitals

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    Over the space of a year, patient safety incidents in hospitals in Nottingham have led to the death of sixty-three people according to new NHS figures.

    NHS England defines patient safety incidents as any unintended or unexpected incident which could have, or did, lead to harm for one or more patients receiving healthcare.

    These include failure to provide or monitor care, failure to control infection in a hospital, breakdown in communication, missed diagnosis or understaffing. Figures show that between April 2021 and March 2022, 32,610 incidents resulted in harm to patients at Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) which runs Queen’s Medical Centre and City Hospital.

    These new figures which translates to an average of 89 incidents a day means there were 5,523 more incidents than last year. In 2021/22, sixty-three patients died and another 83 suffered severe harm this is compared to nine deaths and 50 severely harmed patients the year prior.

    Elsewhere in the county, there were 9,512 patient safety incidents recorded at the Sherwood Forest Hospitals (SFH), which runs King’s Mill Newark and Mansfield Community hospitals, resulting in 14 deaths. Whereas in the previous year, there were three deaths after 7,387 patient safety incidents.

    In Nottingham, implementing care and monitoring patients was the major reason for patients being harmed accounting for 40 percent of all incidents. This is followed by medication (10 per cent), and then patient accidents (8.5 per cent).

    Across England, incidents which resulted in patient harm totaled 689, 745 which translates to 1,890 every day. 5,803 deaths were also recorded. Nottinghamshire Live has contacted NUH to make comments on these findings.

    People Died in Nottingham Hospitals

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