PERFORMANCE: Great Western Hospital Foundation Trust has reported the occurence of a “never event”.

A report to the trust board reveals there was an incident of wrong site surgery, one of the Department of Health’s list of 22 never events, on 4 August.

It is the only never event to have occured at the trust this year.

The report states the Care Quality Commission has been notified via the National Patient Safety Agency and Monitor has also been informed.