Amputations as a result of illegal drug injecting related injuries

Joshua Haddow made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board,

The requests all relate to patients seen by Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board specifically.

I would like to formally submit the following requests:

Freedom of Information Request 1:

How many amputations were carried out on patients which were deemed necessary as a result of injuries caused by injecting injecting illegal drugs (or other psychoactive substances / 'legal highs' or prescription drugs - any injecting activity that could be characterised as general drug misuse) were carried out in years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 (for whichever of these years this information can be retrieved)?

If the specific information in the FOI Request 1 is not recorded would it be possible to request the following information:

a) How many patients required amputations in these years?

b) Of these patients how many reported to misuse drugs?

Freedom of Information Request 2:

What is the breakdown of the nature of amputations relating to drug-injecting related injury - i.e. how many had a leg or a hand or foot amputated?

Freedom of Information Request 3:

How many incidents of Deep Vein Thrombosis were recorded in patients as a result of drug injecting in years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 (for whichever of these years this information can be retrieved)?

If the specific information in the FOI Request 3 is not available would it be possible to request the following information:

a) How many patients were diagnosed with Deep Vein Thrombosis in these years?

b) Of these patients how many were reported to misuse drugs?

Freedom of Information Request 4:

How many patients were recorded with drug injecting injuries as a result of drug misuse during years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 (for whichever of these years this information can be retrieved)?

Freedom of Information Request 5:

Is information publicly available (year on year) for amputations carried out, cause and need for amputation and whether or not patients misuse drugs, and misuse of drug related injecting injuries - perhaps in a database or databases I can readily access?

If so where is this information available online?

End of requests.

Could I ask roughly how long the requests might take?

Thank you very much!

Yours faithfully,

Joshua Haddow

Rona Button (Aneurin Bevan UHB - Corporate Services), Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Dear Mr Haddow,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act received today, 12 July. We have allocated it the following reference number, FOI 16215, and will be in contact again shortly. We aim to respond to all Freedom of Information requests within 20 working days from the date of receipt.

In the meantime, if we can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Rona Button
Rheolwr Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol - Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Corporate Services Manager - Freedom of Information
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Aneurin Bevan/Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Ystafell 041, Pencadlys, Ysbyty Sant Cadog, Ffordd y Lodj, Caerllion, Casnewydd, NP18 3XQ/Room 041, Headquarters, St Cadoc's Hospital, Lodge Road, Caerleon, Newport, NP18 3XQ
E-bost/E-mail: [email address]
Ffôn/Tel: Extension 55956 or (01633) 435956 (external)

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Rona Button (Aneurin Bevan UHB - Corporate Services), Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

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Dear Mr Haddow,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, received on 12 July.

Please find attached the Health Board's response to this request.

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me using the details provided below.

Yours sincerely,

Rona Button
Rheolwr Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol - Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Corporate Services Manager - Freedom of Information
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Aneurin Bevan/Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Ystafell 041, Pencadlys, Ysbyty Sant Cadog, Ffordd y Lodj, Caerllion, Casnewydd, NP18 3XQ/Room 041, Headquarters, St Cadoc's Hospital, Lodge Road, Caerleon, Newport, NP18 3XQ
E-bost/E-mail: [email address]
Ffôn/Tel: Extension 55956 or (01633) 435956 (external)

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