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FOI 0644 Mental Health Services – Cancer Patients 2019/20

Freedom of Information Request: 0644 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.

  1. The total number of cancer patients who have been referred by you to mental health services during their treatment cancer under your services, in each year since 2010.

Please note that the records we hold from 2010 – 2014 for Questions 1 and 3 may not be entirely accurate.


Year Number of Patients
2012 43
2013 40
2014 66
2015 391
2016 390
2017 381
2018 407
2019 295
2020 17


2. A breakdown of that total figure into categories for the reason given for the cancer patients’ referral, in each year since 2010

The Trust does not hold this information

3. A breakdown of that total figure into categories for the kinds of cancer that referred patients are suffering.

Please see attached spreadsheet for Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. FOI 0644 QE

Please note that Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospitals are unable to provide this data due to differences in recording systems used across sites.

4. Details on average waiting time that cancer patients have faced while waiting for referral to mental health services each year over the past 10 years.

The Trust does not hold this information

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