Case Number 3546
Request Date 21/03/2014
Completion Date 10/04/2014

 

Details of the Request

I wish to receive information regarding the accidental removal of urinary catheters (often referred to as Foley catheters) for patients in NHS inpatient care. These catheters are normally held in situ by a balloon. They are occasionally removed by the confused patient (often causing pain). Incidences of accidental urinary catheter removal should be recorded via incident reporting. I don’t require any details of incidents, only the number of incidents reported. Please provide the most recent available (complete) 1 year of data.

 

Details of the Response

There is only one incident noted regarding the accidental removal of urinary catheters.