FOI 0784 Hand and Skin Specialists

Published/updated: 27/02/19 13:59

See attached documents for hand and skin specialists at both QEHB and HGS sites.

FOI 0784

 

FOI 0778 Tariff/Cost of Bed

Published/updated: 27/02/19 13:56

Freedom of Information Request: 0778

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) completed a merger by acquisition of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) on 1st April 2018.  Due to historical differences in data collection/reporting across UHB and the former Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust this response has been provided by hospital site. 

Is there a standard tariff/ cost of bed for inpatient stay?

The average daily cost of an inpatient bed is £215 per day at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, and £310 at Heartlands, Good Hope, and Solihull Hospitals.

 Does this differ within specialities, if so what is the cost of inpatient stay per day for a urology patient at QEHB?

Yes, the cost differs between specialities. The daily cost of a bed on a urology ward at Queen Elizabeth Hospital is £182.

FOI 0774 Initial assessment/triage

Published/updated: 27/02/19 13:54

 

Freedom of Information Request: 0774

From our research so far, most diagnostic pathways for children with suspected autism aged 0 – 5 involve a 3 stage process: (1) referral (2) initial assessment/triage and (3) formal diagnostic clinic. Some Trusts may go directly from initial referral to diagnosis.

Question 1          In your Trust area, what is the actual, average duration from receipt of referral to initial assessment/triage. NB If there is no initial assessment/triage stage, what is the actual, average time from referral (Stage 1) to a diagnosis appointment (Stage 3)?

28 weeks.

We calculated this by looking at the difference in weeks between Referral and First Appointment. The first appointment is where the patient’s carer/relative first sees the service and after discussions with the service lead we agreed that this is when the patient will start to receive care.

Question 2          If there is an initial assessment/triage process in your locality, what is the actual, average duration from initial assessment/triage (2) to formal diagnostic clinic appointment(3)?

                        1 week.

This is worked out using the discharge data. We then calculated the difference in weeks between Referral and Discharge. The reason we used Discharge Date is because the service is an assessment and diagnosis service only and will then refer onto other appropriate services for the treatment/appropriate support of their Autism. This is a Therapy Lead assessment service that requires one referral only to the multi-disciplinary team – the child is only put on the one waiting list for assessment – unlike many other services whereby the child is referred separately to different members of the multi-disciplinary team.

                       

Question 3          What was the number of children aged 0 – 5 receiving a formal diagnosis of autism in the last full year for which records are available?

                        31

Question 4         What was the average age of these children at the point of formal diagnosis?

We do not hold this information. The patients in question 3 are grouped into the 0-5 age group , but their actual age is not recorded.

FOI 0769 Data Breaches

Published/updated: 27/02/19 13:52

How many data breaches have there been in your organisation since 2014? This FOI is for HGS and QEHB. 

Please see attached document.

FOI 0769

FOI 0760 GHB Overdoses

Published/updated: 27/02/19 13:47

Freedom of Information Request: 0760

How many case of GHB overdoses were admitted to your A&E department between November 1st 2017 and November 1st 2018?

Please note, GHB can also be referred to as any of the following terms:

  • GBL
  • gamma-hydroxybutyrate
  • gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid
  • 4-hydroxybutanoic acid
  • 1,4-butanediol
  • 1,4-BD

The Trust does hold the information you have requested, however we estimate that compliance with your request would exceed the appropriate costs limit under section 12 of the Freedom of information Act 2000. This is currently £450. The appropriate limit would be exceeded if it would require more than 18 hours work.

In order to retrieve this data, we would need to individually review 848 records, taking approximately two minutes per record and 28 hours in total.

We are therefore withholding this information under section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act.

Zero Discrimination Day – 1 March

Published/updated: 26/02/19 16:18

It’s Zero Discrimination Day on 1 March, a day to highlight the urgent need to take action against discriminatory laws. There are still laws in many countries where people are being treated differently, excluded from essential services and having restrictions on how they live their lives just because of who they are.

Our inclusion team asked members of staff to make a pledge of something they could do to promote zero discrimination and these pledges were placed on a giant butterfly. 

Our workforce inclusion and diversity manager, Sally Lawson, said: “Dozens of staff made their pledge for Zero Discrimination Day, ranging from ‘I will never judge people on how they look’ to ‘Be nice to everyone, help each other’. It’s important to recognise that there is still discrimination, not only in other countries, but still in the UK too. We hope that raising awareness like this will help to make a difference.”

Zero Discrimination Day 1

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FOI 0576 Contract award

Published/updated: 25/02/19 13:48

Freedom of Information Request: 0576

1)Was the contract award to Word360 Ltd Tendered out? Can you provide publication of tender invitation (ITT)?

The contract was not tendered out specifically. Following the merger by acquisition,  University Hospitals Birmingham have aligned their interpretation service contract with the existing provider to Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull (HGS – previously Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust)  which was Word360 under the Health Trust Europe Framework Agreement, with effect from 1st November 2018. A contract change control note was done to this effect.

We also had the option to direct award, but utilised a mini tender with the incumbents for HGS and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (pre-merger).

2) The Name of Head of procurement for UHB, Contact Telephone Number

The Head of Procurement for QE is Mrs. Gillian Farr Tel:  01213718646

FOI 0587 Contact Details Of Trust Members

Published/updated: 25/02/19 13:46

Freedom of Information Request: 0587

Where possible, could I please request the Names, telephone numbers(direct dial), and email address’ for the following positions at the trust;

Head of Procurement

Simon Clarke              Simon.Clarke@uhb.nhs.uk

0121 371 8658

Director of Nursing/Head of Nursing

Margaret Garbett         Margaret.Garbett@uhb.nhs.uk

0121 371 6666

Head of Recruitment

We do not have a Head of Recruitment.

Recruitment Manager – Angela Machin          Angela.Machin@uhb.nhs.uk

0121 371 6753

Head of Human Resources

Cathi Shovlin   Cathi.Shovlin@uhb.nhs.uk

0121 371 7601

Head of International Recruitment

There is no head of International Recruitment or equivalent role.

Matron Nurse

We have several matrons throughout UHB. Margaret Garbett is the Director of Nursing (see contact details above).

Chief Executive Officer

David Rosser              David.Rosser@uhb.nhs.uk

0121 371 4311

Chief Operating Officer

Jonathan Brotherton  Jonathan.Brotherton@uhb.nhs.uk

0121 424 0967

 

 

FOI 0588 Specific Job Applicants

Published/updated: 25/02/19 13:39

Freedom of Information Request: 0588

Ward Area – AMU, Ward 20 Heartlands Hospital

Years concerned:

  • 2010-2011
  • 2011-2012
  • 2012-2013
  • 2013-2014
  • 2014-2015
  • 2015-2016
  • 2016-2017
  • 2017-2018
  1. Number of nursing posts advertised each year period above

The Trust runs monthly rolling Nurse Adverts and Interview days, but these cover all Directorates and Wards, and we do not hold specific details relating to AMU Ward 20 Heartlands Hospital from these adverts.

  1. The sex of those who applied for the post for each year period above

As above, we do not hold this information.

  1. The ethnicity of those who applied for the post for each year period above

As above, we do not hold this information.

  1. The sex of the person(s) who was/were shortlisted for the post(s) for each year period above 

As above, we do not hold this information.

  1. The sex of the person(s) who was/were successful in being appointed to the post(s) for each year period above
    As above, we do not hold this information.

6. The ethnicity of the person(s) who was/were successful in being appointed to the post(s) for each year period above

As above, we do not hold this information.

 

FOI 0593 Endoscopy Rotas

Published/updated: 25/02/19 13:34

Freedom of Information Request: 0593

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) completed a merger by acquisition of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) on 1st April 2018.  Due to historical differences in data collection/reporting across UHB and the former Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust this response has been provided by hospital site.

What software system is your Endoscopy department using (for planning of operations in terms of patient and staff availability)?

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham: Unisoft v14 GI Reporting Tool.

Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospital: UltraGenda.

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