Elective operations

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I seek the following information on elective operations:

1. The number of elective operations scheduled. I would like this information for January 2019 to November 2020, broken down by month i.e. the total number of elective operations that were scheduled for January 2019, February 2019 etc.

2. The number of elective operations performed. I would like this information for January 2019 to November 2020, broken down by month.

3. The number of elective operations cancelled at the “last minute”, as defined by the NHS when providing data on cancelled elective operations. I would like this information for January 2019 to November 2020, broken down by month.

The NHS defines “last minute” as “on the day the patient was due to arrive, after the patient has arrived in hospital or on the day of the operation or surgery”. See files available at: http://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/can...

4. The number of breaches of the standard, as defined by the NHS when providing data on cancelled elective operations. I would like this information for January 2019 to November 2020, broken down by month.

The NHS defines “breaches of the standard” as the “number of patients not treated within 28 days of the last minute cancellation” of an elective operation. See files available at: http://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/can...

5. The total number of elective operations cancelled, regardless of how long cancellations were made before scheduled operation times, if this information is also collected. I would like this information for January 2019 to November 2020, broken down by month i.e. the total number of elective operations cancelled in January 2019, February 2019 etc.

I would prefer to receive this information electronically, preferably as a data set, eg. in Excel, NOT as a PDF.

If the decision is made to withhold some of this data using exemptions in the FOI Act or otherwise, please inform me of that fact and cite the exemptions used.

If some parts of this request are easier to answer than others, I would ask that you release the available data as soon as possible.

If you need any clarification then please do not hesitate to contact me. Under Section 16 it is your duty to provide advice and assistance and so I would expect you to contact me if you find this request unmanageable in any way.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request, and I look forward to hearing from you within the 20-working day statutory time period.

Yours faithfully,
Oliver Telling

Freedom of Information, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

 

Please accept this as acknowledgement of receipt of your request for
information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. No further
acknowledgment will be sent.

 

Valid Freedom of Information Requests will receive a response within 20
working days. Please note:

 

- 20 working days will commence from the next working day following
receipt of your request

- Public holidays, Saturdays and Sundays are not classed as working days

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Department

Informatics

Informatics Building

Opposite N Block

Royal Bolton Hospital

' 01204 390390 Ext 3982

8 [1][email address]

 

 

Our Bolton NHS Foundation Trust values
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Freedom of Information, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

 

Please accept this as acknowledgement of receipt of your request for
information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. No further
acknowledgment will be sent.

 

Valid Freedom of Information Requests will receive a response within 20
working days.  Please note:

 

- 20 working days will commence from the next working day following
receipt of your request

- Public holidays, Saturdays and Sundays are not classed as working days

 

Please consider if your request for information is absolutely necessary at
this time.

 

 

Any request that can be deferred or delayed will allow staff time to be
focussed on other areas.  

 

Submitted requests for information may be delayed due to urgent
operational needs dealing with Public Health priorities. The Trust
apologises for any inconvenience this may cause. The Trust does remain
committed to responding to your request and will reply as soon as
possible.

 

Should the Trust’s response to your request breach the statutory timeframe
and you remain unhappy with our response you have the right to complain to
the Information Commissioner’s Office.

 

 

 

They can be contacted at the following address:

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Department

Informatics Building

Royal Bolton Hospital

' 01204 390861

8  [2][email address]

 

Our Bolton NHS Foundation Trust values
V O I C E
Vision Openess Integrity Compassion Excellence

 

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Freedom of Information, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

1 Atodiad

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

 

 

REF:       2020-568      

Subject:   Elective Operations      

 

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Thank you for your email dated 11^th December 2020 where you requested
information about Elective Operations.

The information you requested is enclosed.  

 

Please find information attached.

 

If you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the
Freedom of Information Department. It would be helpful to quote the above
reference number in any future communication.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to The Chief Executive, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, The
Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton. BL4 0JR.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner. Generally the Information
Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
complaints procedure provided by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at The Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9
5AF.

 

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Design and Patents Act 1998. You are free to use it for your own purposes,
including any non-commercial research you are doing and for the purposes
of news reporting. Any other reuse, for example commercial publication
requires the permission of the Trust. You must ensure you gain the Trust
permission before reproducing any third party information.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Department

Informatics Building

Opposite N Block

Royal Bolton Hospital

' 01204 390861

8  [1][email address]

 

Our Bolton NHS Foundation Trust values
V O I C E
Vision Openess Integrity Compassion Excellence

 

 

 

 

 

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