Trust’s Funded Establishment for qualified nurses at the end of October 2015 and the number of Qualified Nurses actually contracted to work in the Trust at this time?
Band Funded In Post
Band 5 1788.58 1495.39
Band 6 914.52 836.61
Band 7 454.91 458.28
Band 8a 114.60 101.98
Band 8b 30.76 32.66
Band 8c 6.00 4.00
Band 8d 0.00 1.00
Band 9 0.00 2.00
Grand Total 3309.37 2931.92
FOI 4172 Sterilisation of Surgical Instruments
Published/updated: 30/11/15 14:24
1. Is the current sterilisation unit for sterilisation of surgical instruments and implants used by the trust an in-house facility or do you currently pay a privately owned sterilisation unit to sterilise the trusts surgical equipment?
Decontamination services to the Trust are provided by an external contractor. The decontamination facility used is owned by the Trust and leased to the contractor.
2. What is the cost to the trust for sterilisation per surgical tray?
The cost for the decontamination of a surgical tray depends on the contents of the tray and whether it is used within an operating theatre or in a ward or non-operating theatre department. Costs for the decontamination of surgical trays are detailed in response to request number 3 below
3. Is this cost dependent on number of instruments per tray and what is the costing per banding for each quantity of instruments per tray?
The cost for the decontamination of a tray is dependent on the number of items in the tray as detailed in the attached document.
Does your trust pay for private medical/health insurance for any members of staff?
If so, please tell me the total spent on it in the past financial year, and the number of staff benefiting.
The Trust does not offer private health care for staff.
FOI 4167 Staff Car Parking Spaces at your Trust
Published/updated: 30/11/15 14:17
The number of staff working on each site is as follows:
Heartlands – 6306 (this figure includes staff at Lyndon Place and the Chest clinic)
Solihull – 1767 (this figure includes community based staff)
Good Hope – 2344
The number of staff spaces available at each site is as follows:
Heartlands – 2338
Solihull – 959
Good Hope – 1130
The number of staff that possess a permit is as follows:
Heartlands – 4660
Solihull – 1795
Good Hope – 2206
Only Volunteers and Governors receive free parking. All other staff groups have to pay either £25 per month for a full time member of staff or £12.50 for a part time member of staff, i.e. staff who work less than 25 hours per week.
All our parking is on a ‘first come first serve’ basis and we do not reserve spaces for staff.