Information about current or future non-invasive ventilation use by ambulance crews

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Martin Antoszczak

Dear South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,

My name is Martin, I am a second year student paramedic currently investigating the use of non-invasive ventilation in UK ambulance services as part of one of my assignments. I would like to request the following information:

1. Is there any region within SWAS currently where ambulance crews* have access to non-invasive ventilation machines in the form of CPAP or Bi-PAP?

2. Is there any region within SWAS where there are plans to introduce non-invasive ventilation machines in the form of CPAP or Bi-PAP in the foreseeable future for use by ambulance crews*?

* Where ambulance crews refers to vehicles which are either paramedic-led or technician-led and responding to 999 calls.

Yours faithfully,

Martin Antoszczak

Information Governance, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

2 Atodiad

Dear Martin   

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding response times which
we received on 2/1/20.

 

We will deal with this request in accordance with your right of access to
information we hold under the Freedom of Information Act and I attach a
leaflet containing further information about both your rights and our
obligations under this legislation. You will see from this that we are not
obliged to generate information we do not already hold in order to provide
what we are asked for, such as by collating data or formulating direct
answers to questions, but you are entitled to receive copies of records
(or extracts from them) that contain the information you have requested.

 

We will research the information you have requested and we will respond
providing what we hold no later than 30/1/20 in accordance with the
timescales set by the Act.

 

We will inform you if:

a) We are unable to provide you with any of the information you have
requested, and explain the reason for this; and

b) Any fee that is payable for the information we are able to provide.

 

In the meantime, if you have any queries or require clarification on any
aspect of your request or how we will respond, please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

Kind regards

 

Clare Lunk | Assistant Information Governance Manager

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

[1]cid:[email address]

 

Direct Line 01392 261 603

Web [2]www.swast.nhs.uk

E-Mail [3][email address]

Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter EX2 7HY

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Information Governance, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

2 Atodiad

Dear Martin

 

A PDF copy of our response is also attached – we are aware of a formatting
issue on the WDTK website which may affect the legibility of the tabled
response below.

 

I refer to our acknowledgement on 8/1/20  in respect of your request for
information under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.  We
are able to provide the following information:

 

Information requested Trust response
1.  Is there any region within SWAS CPAP and/or Bi-PAP are not available
currently where ambulance crews* have via our frontline land resources
access to non-invasive ventilation however Dorset & Somerset Air
machines in the form of CPAP or Ambulance and Cornwall Air Ambulance
Bi-PAP? currently carry Hamilton T1
ventilators that have the ability to
  provide BPAP and BiPAP.

 
2. Is there any region within SWAS Great Western Air Ambulance are in
where there are plans to introduce the process of introducing a new
non-invasive ventilation machines in Zoll ventilator that will have the
the form of CPAP or Bi-PAP in the capability. A rollout is not
foreseeable future for use by currently being planned for land
ambulance crews*? crews.

 

* Where ambulance crews refers to
vehicles which are either
paramedic-led or technician-led and
responding to 999 calls.

 

 

 

Please note that, under the Re-use of Public Sector Information
Regulations, if you wish to publish or otherwise use this information
besides for your own means, you will need to seek our permission to do so.

 

Please feel free to contact me if you require further clarification of the
information provided, or to discuss any aspect of the way in which we have
responded to your request. 

However, if you are dissatisfied with our response, you also have the
right to make use of the following complaints procedures:

 

In the first instance you may write to the Chief Executive of this Trust

 

Mr Ken Wenman

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Abbey Court

Eagle Way

Exeter  EX2 7HY

 

Mr Wenman will then either make arrangements for your complaint to be
reviewed and for the outcome to be communicated to you, or will convene a
panel of Trust Directors to consider an appeal against a decision to
withhold information.

 

If you are unhappy with the response to your complaint, or findings of the
Panel, you can contact the Information Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office,

Wycliffe House,

Water Lane,                                 

Wilmslow,

Cheshire.  SK9 5AF

 

Tel: 01625 545 700

Fax: 01625 524 510

 

Kind regards

 

Clare Lunk | Assistant Information Governance Manager

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

[1]cid:[email address]

 

Direct Line 01392 261 603 

Web [2]www.swast.nhs.uk

E-Mail [3][email address]

Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter EX2 7HY

 

 

 

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