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FOI 0331 2019/20: Ophthalmology Units

Freedom of Information Request: 0331 2019/20

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.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

I am working on an ophthalmology project and would like to know the following information within your ophthalmology units;

1. How many “clean rooms” exist within your ophthalmology units? 0, all injections are done in Theatre within Outpatients

2. What proportion of ophthalmology 1st and follow-up outpatient appointments were associated with a diagnosis of:
We do not hold this information, please note that we do not record diagnosis against outpatient appointments

a. primary open angle glaucoma
b. age-related macular degeneration
c. diabetic macular oedema
in the years 2016/17 & 2017/18?

3. How many SLT (selective laser trabeculoplasty) machines do you have in your ophthalmology units – 1

a. how many procedures were performed in 2016/17 & 2017/18?

Fiscal Year Ops
2016/2017 5
2017/2018 68

4. How many C69.3 (injection into anterior chamber of the eye) procedures were performed in 2016/17 & 2017/18 and what was the split between theatre & clinic?

Fiscal Year   Ops

2016/2017    80

2017/2018    53

Please note that all procedures take place in theatre, so there is no split.

Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospital

1. How many “clean rooms” exist within your ophthalmology units? 3, one at each site

2. What proportion of ophthalmology 1st and follow-up outpatient appointments were associated with a diagnosis of:

a. primary open angle glaucoma
2016/17:
GHH: 270
HH:30
SH:119
Total: 419

 

 

2017/18:

GHH: 265

HH: 34

SH: 141

Total: 440

b. age-related macular degeneration

2016/17:

GHH: 612

HH: 487

SH: 2248

Total: 3347

 

2017/18:

GHH: 625

HH: 217

SH: 413

Total: 1255

c. diabetic macular oedema

2016/17:

GHH: 169

HH: 544

SH: 177

Total: 890

 

2017/18:

GHH: 123

HH: 159

SH: 212

Total: 494

in the years 2016/17 & 2017/18?

3. How many SLT (selective laser trabeculoplasty) machines do you have in your ophthalmology units? – 2

Fiscal year   Ops

2016/17           3

2017/18           1

 

4. How many C69.3 (injection into anterior chamber of the eye) procedures were performed in 2016/17 & 2017/18 and what was the split between theatre & clinic?

Fiscal Year   Ops

2016/17           3

2017/18           2

Please note there is no split between theatre and clinic.

 

 

 

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