Serious incidents and deaths of patients with a learning disability

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Dear Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

Please could you provide the following information:

1a) total number of deaths that have occurred at the Trust in each of the the last five years (please provide data broken down by year)
1b) the number of these deaths that were classified as unexpected

2a) total number of deaths that have been referred to the Coroner by the Trust in each of the last five years
2b) of these, the number of deaths of patients with a learning disability referred to the Coroner

3a) total number of deaths of patients with a learning disability that have occurred at the Trust in each of the last five years (please provide total number and indicate whether they were inpatients at the time of their deaths)
3b) of these, the number of these deaths of patients with a learning disability that were classified as unexpected

4a) total number of deaths at the Trust reported as an incident on the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) in each of the last five years
4b) total number of deaths at the Trust reported on Strategic Executive Information System (STEIS) in each of the last five years
4c) if possible, please indicate the number of these that relate to patients with a learning disability

5a) total number of initial 72-hour reviews into deaths (as defined by the NHS Serious Incident Framework) in each of the last five years
5b) total number of investigations into deaths (as defined by the NHS SI Framework) in each of the last five years - please provide data broken down by severity, Level 1 internal investigations, Level 2 comprehensive internal investigations, Level 3 independent investigations. Please also indicate whether the numbers refer to investigations opened or completed.

Many thanks for your time.

Yours faithfully,
Dr George Julian

GOVERNANCE, Information (BARNSLEY HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

Barnsley Hospital's email address for Freedom of information (FOI)
requests has changed.  Kindly send all FOI requests for the Trust to the
following email address: [email address].

 

Many thanks,

Information Governance Team. 

 

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barnsley@infreemation.co.uk, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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barnsley@infreemation.co.uk, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dear George,

I can confirm that the Trust does hold the information you have requested.

Thank you for your request for information, details of which are below:

Freedom of Information Request

1a) total number of deaths that have occurred at the Trust in each of the
the last five years (please provide data broken down by year)

Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total 1024 1049 912 1023 953

 

1b) the number of these deaths that were classified as unexpected. The
Trust does not record the information in this format.

2a) total number of deaths that have been referred to the Coroner by the
Trust in each of the last five years

Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total N/A 135 124 151 115

 

2b) of these, the number of deaths of patients with a learning disability
referred to the Coroner

Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total N/A 2 1 1 7

3a) total number of deaths of patients with a learning disability that
have occurred at the Trust in each of the last five years (please provide
total number and indicate whether they were inpatients at the time of
their deaths).

Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total 5 2 3 8 12

 

3b) of these, the number of these deaths of patients with a learning
disability that were classified as unexpected. The Trust does not record
the information in this format.
 

4a) total number of deaths at the Trust reported as an incident on the
National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) in each of the last five
years;

68

4b) total number of deaths at the Trust reported on Strategic Executive
Information System (STEIS) in each of the last five years

24

4c) if possible, please indicate the number of these that relate to
patients with a learning disability

This information was not monitored prior to 2016. From 2016, none of the
above were related to learning disability patients.

5a) total number of initial 72-hour reviews into deaths (as defined by the
NHS Serious Incident Framework) in each of the last five years

All serious incidents relating to deaths are reviewed within the initial
72 hour timeframe.

5b) total number of investigations into deaths (as defined by the NHS SI
Framework) in each of the last five years - please provide data broken
down by severity, Level 1 internal investigations, Level 2 comprehensive
internal investigations, Level 3 independent investigations. Please also
indicate whether the numbers refer to investigations opened or completed.

** Information only available from 2013**

48 incidents resulting in death

4 confirmed level 1 internal investigations

34 confirmed level 2 comprehenisve investigation

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and in accordance with the Trust’s Code of Practice for Responding to
Requests for Information.

If you wish to complain you should contact:

Katie Hunter

Information Governance Manager

Tel: 01226 432017

Information Governance Department

Admin Block

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Barnsley

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Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Team

Information Governance Department

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Kind regards,

 

Information Governance Team

Information Governance Department

Email: [email address]

Ext: 2017  Direct Line: 01226 432017
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Dear FOI Team

Many thanks for your time and effort in responding to my FOI request,

Best wishes
Dr George Julian

barnsley@infreemation.co.uk, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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