Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

The Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust incorporates Derriford Hospital in Plymouth https://www.plymouthhospitals.nhs.uk/

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This trust offers the following services:

  • Acute services:
    • Specialist colorectal surgeon on-call at all times
    • On-site bowel stenting facilities
  • Diagnostic and pre-operative services:
    • On-site MRI liver facilities
    • On-site PET-CT facilities
    • On-site Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) facilities
  • Oncology services:
    • On-site chemotherapy services
    • On-site External Beam Radiotherapy services
  • Surgical services:
    • On-site hepatobiliary surgical team
    • On-site thoracic surgical team
  • Support service facilities:
    • Availability of 24 hour palliative care advice

Data Quality

All Patients: Trust Network National
Number of patients in Audit 254 2718 28013
Case ascertainment (%) 100 97 93
Data completeness of:
– Pre-treatment TNM (%) 70 76 71
– Performance status (%) 22 79 77
Patients having major resection: Trust Network National
Number of patients in Audit 169 1703 18809
ASA grade 1 (%) 9 13 14
ASA grade 2 (%) 54 55 53
ASA grade 3 (%) 30 28 25
ASA grade 4+ (%) 2 2 3
ASA grade not recorded (%) 5 1 5
Data completeness of:
7 Audit items for risk-adjustment (%) 89 86 82

Key:

>= 80%
50 - 80%
< 50%

Management of all patients

All Patients: Trust Network National
Number of patients in Audit 254 2718 30122
Seen by Clinical Nurse Specialist (%) 92 97 92

Management of patients having major resection

Patients having major resection: Trust Network National
Number of patients in Audit 169 1703 18809
Distant metastases (%) 3 7 9
Urgent or emergency surgery (%) 17 15 16
Median number of lymph nodes excised 18 17 17
Laparoscopic surgery attempted (%) 77 72 61
Length of stay > 5 days (%) 75 59 69

Rectal cancer patients

Patients having major resection: Trust Network National
Number of patients in Audit 39 454 4769
Neoadjuvant therapy (%) 67 29 37
Circumferential resection margin: Positive (%) 10 7 7
Circumferential resection margin: Recorded (%) 8 29 25
APER rate (%) 31 24 26
Patients in APER/Hartmanns estimate: Trust Network National
Number of patients in APER/Hartmanns estimate N/A N/A N/A
APER/Hartmanns (%) N/A N/A N/A

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