- A&E 4 Hour Wait Time
- This is the percentage of patients who receive emergency treatment within 4 hours of arrival in A&E units.
The target figure is: 95 %
- Cancer Treatment: 2 Week Referral
- All patients referred to us urgently by their GP with suspected cancer should be seen in outpatients within 14 days of the referral (unless the patient chooses to wait longer).
The target figure is: 93 %
- Clostridium difficile Cases
- Clostridium difficile is a bacteria that can cause diarrhoea in some circumstances. It is commonly abbreviated as "c.diff." We have a zero tolerance approach and are working to have no cases of c.diff at the Trust. Our nationally set target is a maximum of 218 a year, or 18.17 a month, and our 'score' is the monthly number of cases at the trust.
The target figure is: 18.17
- Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers
- Also referred to as bed sores or pressure sores, a pressure ulcer is damage that occurs on the skin and underlying tissue. The most common places for pressure ulcers to occur are over bones close to the skin like bottom, heel, hip, ankle, shoulder, back and the back of the head. Pressure ulcers can range from grade 1 (for an area of discolouration) to grade 4 (a deep wound that may go down to bone). SLHT has a zero tolerance approach to pressure ulcers. We are working to ensure that no patients develop pressure ulcers while in our care.
The target figure is the maximum number of cases permissible at the trust each month.
The target figure is: 21
- Midwife to Birth Ratio
- The ratio of midwives to births at our Trust when women are in the labour ward.
The target figure is: 1.32
- Mortality Rates
- A comparison of the numbers of deaths in hospital with an "expected" number of deaths appropriate to the types of patients a hospital provides care for. This is calculated using an independent, national system. A figure of below is 100 is below (better than) the national average; a figure above 100 is higher (worse than) than the national average.
The target figure is: 100
- MRSA Bloodstream Infections
- MRSA is a common name for the bacterium Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. The prevention of MRSA and other avoidable infections is a very high priority for SLHT. Our staff continue to work hard to ensure no cases occur. The target is the maximum number of cases permissible at the trust per year.
The target figure is: 9
- Stroke Care
- Our aim is to ensure that 80% of patients admitted to our hospitals requiring treatment for a stroke spend 90% of their hospital stay on a specialist unit. This is in line with requirements on all NHS hospitals that provide acute care.
The target figure is: 80 %