Open and Honest Care and Safe Staffing

Open and Honest Care graphic jpgOpen and Honest Care: driving improvements

We are one of several NHS organisations which aims to be open and honest with our patients. This is how a modern NHS hospital should be –visibly acknowledging where we can make improvements and driving them through. As a member of the national ‘open and honest care: driving improvement’ programme, we continue to work with and for patients, families, carers, and staff to provide this open and honest care. Through learning and innovation we implement quality improvements in order to reduce further the risk of any potential harm to patients.

We have made a commitment to publish a set of patient outcomes, patient experience and staff experience measures so that everyone can see how we are performing. Each month we work with other care providers to share what we have learned and to use this information to identify where changes can be made to bring improvements.

You can click on the monthly reports below to view information from our Trust relating to a variety of key areas.

2019

Open and Honest Care Report – January 2019 [392kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – February 2019 [399kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – March 2019 [370kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – April 2019 [356kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – May 2019 [356kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – June 2019 [456kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – July 2019 [351kb] PDF

 

2018

Open and Honest Care Report – January 2018 [353kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – February 2018 [350kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – March 2018 [352kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – April 2018 [353kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – May 2018 [355kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – June 2018 [424kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – July 2018 [383kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – August 2018 [350kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – September 2018 [389kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – October 2018 [404kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – November 2018 [391kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – December 2018 [392kb] PDF

 

2017

Open and Honest Care Report – January 2017 [355kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – February 2017 [352kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – March 2017 [350kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – April 2017 [345kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – May 2017 [344kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – June 2017 [334kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – July 2017 [340kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – August 2017 [217kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – September 2017 [338kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – October 2017 [435kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – November 2017 [349kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – December 2017 [357kb] PDF

 

2016

Open and Honest Care Report – January 2016 [266kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – February 2016 [257kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – March 2016 [335kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – April 2016 [342kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – May 2016 [263kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – June 2016 [259kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – July 2016 [258kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – August 2016 [272kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – September 2016 [343kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – October 2016 [351kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – November 2016 [345kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – December-2016 [358kb] PDF

 

2015

Open and Honest Care Report – January 2015 [337kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – February 2015 [133kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – March 2015 [267kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – April 2015 [272kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – May 2015 [272kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – June 2015 [272kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – July 2015 [431kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – August 2015 [275kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – September 2015 [351kb] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – October 2015 [345] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – November 2015 [268] PDF

Open and Honest Care Report – December 2015 [263] PDF

Safe Staffing Levels

Research demonstrates that staffing levels are linked to the safety of care and that staff shortfalls increase the risks of patient harm and poor quality care. Patients and the public have a right to know how the hospitals they are paying for are being run, and so the Government has made a number of commitments in their publication ‘Hard Truths: The Journey to putting Patients First to make this information more publically available.’Patient and staff

Following a requirement from the NHS Chief Nursing Officer England and the Care Quality Commission, from June 2014 all hospitals are required to publish information about the number of nursing and midwifery staff working on each ward, together with the percentage of shifts meeting safe staffing guidelines. This initiative is part of the NHS response to the Francis report which called for greater openness and transparency in the health service.

National Quality Board Document – A guide to nursing, midwifery and care staffing capacity and capability [7.65mb] PDF

We take the care of our patients very seriously and already have a number of mechanisms in place to ensure that our wards are safely staffed, including displaying boards for patients and visitors in all of our wards that shows the planned and actual staffing available at the start of every shift.

Each month, we publish information about our staffing levels as part of our Trust board papers which are discussed in public at our Trust Board meetings.

Staffing Levels Data – January 2015 [2.31mb] MS Excel

Staffing Levels Data – December 2014 [2.32mb] MS Excel

Staffing Levels Data – November 2014 [270kb] PDF

Staffing Levels Data – November 2014 [2.3mb] MS Excel

Staffing Levels Data – October 2014 [2.31mb] MS Excel

Staffing Levels Data – September 2014 [2.31mb] MS Excel

Staffing Levels Data – August 2014  [2.3mb] MS Excel

Staffing Levels Data – July 2014 [2.3mb] MS Excel

Staffing Levels Report – June 2014 [450kb] PDF

Staffing Levels Data – June 2014 [2.3mb] MS Excel

Staffing Levels Data – May 2014 [2.3mb] MS Excel

Visitor restrictions

To protect you and our staff during the current outbreak of Covid-19 we’ve put in place significant restrictions on hospital visitors.

Full details of these can be found on our website.

We would like to thank you for your understanding and helping us stop the spread of Covid-19.

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