FOI 4511- Fires in the operating theatre 2010-2018

Date: 26 February 2018 to 26 February 2024

Request- February 2018

1)      What is the number of operating theatre fire incidents reported in Medway NHS Foundation Trust for the period 2010-2018? Please provide a breakdown for each year.

2)      Can you please include a breakdown of the type of operating theatre fire incidents for the period 2010-2018, broken down by each year and characterised as follows:

  1. chemical ignition
  2. chemical related
  3. diathermy related
  4. equipment related
  5. other

              reported in Medway NHS Foundation Trust? Please provide a breakdown for each year.  

3)      What is the number of operating theatre fire incidents related to alcoholic skin preparation agents specifically reported in Medway NHS Foundation Trust’s for the period 2010-2018? Please provide a breakdown for each year. 

4)      Can you please include additional details on the number of operating theatre fire incidents that resulted in an injury for the patient, i.e. burn reported in Medway NHS Foundation Trust for the period 2010-2018? Please provide a breakdown for each year. 

5)      Can you please describe what prevention protocols are in place to avoid operating theatre fire accidents in Medway NHS Foundation Trust? Please attach a copy of any protocols.

6)      Does Medway NHS Foundation Trust provide any prevention training courses for operating theatre healthcare professionals on operating theatre fire incidents? If so please provide details.

  • Request ID:
    FOI 4511
  • Category:
    Trust - Estates/facilities
  • Response:

    Response-February 2018

    1)      What is the number of operating theatre fire incidents reported in Medway NHS Foundation Trust for the period 2010-2018? Please provide a breakdown for each year.  No reported Fire Incidents

    2)      Can you please include a breakdown of the type of operating theatre fire incidents for the period 2010-2018, broken down by each year and characterised as follows:

    1. chemical ignition
    2. chemical related
    3. diathermy related
    4. equipment related
    5. other reported in Medway NHS Foundation Trust? Please provide a breakdown for each year.  
      No reported Fire Incidents

    3)      What is the number of operating theatre fire incidents related to alcoholic skin preparation agents specifically reported in Medway NHS Foundation Trust’s for the period 2010-2018? Please provide a breakdown for each year. 
    No reported Fire Incidents

    4)      Can you please include additional details on the number of operating theatre fire incidents that resulted in an injury for the patient, i.e. burn reported in Medway NHS Foundation Trust for the period 2010-2018? Please provide a breakdown for each year.  No reported Fire Incidents

    5)      Can you please describe what prevention protocols are in place to avoid operating theatre fire accidents in Medway NHS Foundation Trust? Please attach a copy of any protocols.
    Fire Log books in place with weekly fire precaution inspections undertaken by the responsible person and Fire Wardens. Audits also undertaken by Health & Safety as well as the Fire Safety Team.

    6)      Does Medway NHS Foundation Trust provide any prevention training courses for operating theatre healthcare professionals on operating theatre fire incidents? If so please provide details.
    Fire Awareness and Fire Warden Training is provided. The Trust also operates a Fire Response Team.