Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

The Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust incorporates Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead http://www.qegateshead.nhs.uk/

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This trust offers the following services:

  • Diagnostic and pre-operative services:
    • On-site MRI liver facilities
    • On-site Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) facilities
    • Age Specific Genetic Testing for Lynch Syndrome
  • Oncology services:
    • On-site chemotherapy services
  • Advanced disease services:
    • Extended lymphadenectomy
  • Support service facilities:
    • Availability of 24 hour palliative care advice

Data Quality

All Patients: Trust Network National
Number of patients in Audit 223 2011 29766
Case ascertainment (%) 121 99 90
Data completeness of:
– Pre-treatment TNM (%) 86 75 83
– Performance status (%) 74 77 85
Patients having major resection: Trust Network National
Number of patients in Audit 123 1128 16499
ASA grade 1 (%) 2 8 10
ASA grade 2 (%) 27 48 53
ASA grade 3 (%) 21 33 30
ASA grade 4+ (%) 3 4 3
ASA grade not recorded (%) 46 8 4
Data completeness of:
7 Audit items for risk-adjustment (%) 54 77 86

Key:

>= 80%
50 - 80%
< 50%

Management of all patients

All Patients: Trust Network National
Number of patients in Audit 223 2011 29766
Seen by Clinical Nurse Specialist (%) 92 82 86

Management of patients having major resection

Patients having major resection: Trust Network National
Number of patients in Audit 123 1128 16474
Distant metastases (%) 5 5 6
Urgent or emergency surgery (%) 14 15 15
At least 12 lymph nodes excised (%) 89 74 84
Laparoscopic surgery attempted (%) 98 85 72
Risk-adjusted length of stay > 5 days (%) 47 52 62

Rectal cancer patients

Patients having major resection: Trust Network National
Number of patients in Audit 29 279 3899
Neoadjuvant therapy (%) 30 32 32
Circumferential resection margin: Negative (%) 97 70 79
Circumferential resection margin: Recorded (%) 97 73 86
APER rate (%) 14 27 24

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