Reference 2019-197

REF:            2019-197

Subject:        Patient falls in and NHS hospital setting

 

 

Request:

Could you please provide me with the following information?

  1. The number of patient falls which have occurred in NHS hospitals within Bolton NHS Foundation Trust for the years: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

In addition, could you also provide?

  1. A breakdown of the number of these falls per hospital, by the years above.
  2. A breakdown of the severity of these falls (e.g. low, medium, high)
  3. The number of patients who were never discharged after their fall – i.e. died before discharge.
  4. Could you break this down both by the years above, and by the hospital where they had the fall?

 

 

Response:

Could you please provide me with the following information:

 

1. The number of patient falls which have occurred in NHS hospitals within Bolton NHS Foundation Trust for the years: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Please find information attached.

2019-197 – Patient Falls in an NHS Hospital – by Year [ 4kb] PDF

2019-197 – Patient Falls in an NHS Hospital – by Actual Impact [5 kb] PDF

2019-197 – Patient Falls in an NHS Hospital – by Hospital (site) [5 kb] PDF

In addition, could you also provide:

 

2. A breakdown of the number of these falls per hospital, by the years above.

a. A breakdown of the severity of these falls (e.g. low, medium, high)
3. The number of patients who were never discharged after their fall – i.e. died before discharge. There were 2 deaths reported during 2018.
a. Could you break this down both by the years above, and by the hospital where they had the fall. Please find information attached.
Notes

·         Inpatient falls are common and remain a great challenge for the NHS; with falls in hospital the most commonly reported patient safety incidents.

·         We recognise the negative impact that a fall can have on a patient and their family, and as such falls prevention is one of our key objectives.

·         There is currently a number of active work streams aimed at falls prevention in progress.