The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) were notified by an Acute Trust of an incident that took place in June 2017 relating to a wrong site intervention.

After a preliminary investigation, HSIB have decided to launch a full investigation as it feels that there are significant national learning opportunities. The notification raised concerns of checking processes in place - right through from the point the patient is referred to the completion of invasive procedures. HSIB’s investigation will focus primarily on the development, design and implementation of safety initiatives and how this interacts with the patient pathway.