In making our services safe, we make sure that people are protected from avoidable physical, psychological and emotional harm; abuse, discrimination, neglect, and loss of human rights.

We demonstrate this by monitoring:

  • staffing levels on our wards
  • slips, trips and fallson our wards
  • medication incidents in our services
  • prescribing and administration errors
  • patient pressure ulcers occurring in our care
  • incidents involving ligatures and ligature points
  • incidents involving actual physical violence to patients
  • incidents relating to clients being absent without leave whilst under the Mental Health Act
  • unexpected deaths of patients while in our care
  • use of seclusion on our mental health wards
  • use of restraint on our mental health wards
  • the control of infection on our wards
  • patient safety walkrounds on our hospital and mental health wards
  • achievement in our sign up to safety campaign
  • “never” events if they occur.

We publish all this information each quarter in the Trust Quality Report