Patient safety is the avoidance of unintended or unexpected harm to people, when they are receiving healthcare. It is one of our top priorities.

Have you been involved in a patient safety incident and investigation?

We are reviewing how we respond to safety incidents as part of a new programme to work more closely with patients and families on improvement. Safety incidents are when something happens in our hospitals that could - or do - harm a patient. An example would be giving a patient the wrong dose of a medicine or a patient having a fall while in our hospital.
Comparing our safety data with the rest of the NHS shows that we provide safe care. But even in the safest organisation, mistakes sometimes happen. We want to make sure we always learn from mistakes – even if no one is harmed – so that we become even safer.
We are carrying out a survey to help gather the views of patients, their families and carers, who have been involved in a safety incident in one of our hospitals over the past eight years so that we can do better.

If you have been involved in a safety incident, please complete this short, anonymous survey:

Complete the survey