pearl unit

David made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust,

Recently, I was moved to pearl unit in Manchester Royal Infirmary after 3 hours wait in A&E to see someone from the mental health team. I was told the move was to do with the government's 4 hours waiting time in A&E.

I managed to speak to someone after 6 hours of gruesome waiting and I was admitted to pearl unit then. I was told I can only stay there up to 18 hours and therefore there is no shower within the unit. I ended up staying there for 3 days without a wash before discharged to Crisis Point.

1)I would like a copy of the operational policy for this unit.
2)In 2009, what is the average length of stay for patients admitted to pearl unit in 2009?
3)Considering my recent stay of 3 days, I would like to know how many more patients stay more than 18 hours over the year of 2009. What is the percentage of these patients over the total number of admissions to pearl unit?
4)In 2009, how many patients were moved to pearl unit after 3-4 hours waiting in A&Es?
5)Is one of the purpose of pearl unit to avoid the 4 hours breach in A&E?
6)Why is there no shower facility in pearl unit?

Many thanks

Yours faithfully,

David

Oakes, Jan,

Chorlton House

70 Manchester Road

Chorlton-cum-Hardy

Manchester

M21 9UN

Tel: 0161 882 1110

Fax: 0161 882 1360

29^th December 2009

Dear David,

Re: Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your recent request, which you have
made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, for information regarding:

1) I would like a copy of the operational policy for this unit.

2) In 2009, what is the average length of stay for patients
admitted to pearl unit in 2009?

3) Considering my recent stay of 3 days, I would like to know how

many more patients stay more than 18 hours over the year of 2009.

What is the percentage of these patients over the total number of
admissions to pearl unit?

4) In 2009, how many patients were moved to pearl unit after 3-4

hours waiting in A&Es?

5) Is one of the purpose of pearl unit to avoid the 4 hours breach

in A&E?

6) Why is there no shower facility in pearl unit?

Your request was received by the Trust on 29^th December 2009.

You should receive a response to your request within 20 working days of
receipt of your letter. This means that you can expect to receive a
response by 26^th January 2010.

However, there are some limited situations under the Act which could mean
that the period for a response may be longer than 20 working days. If this
occurs then I will promptly advise you in writing providing you with an
estimated time period.

Should you have any questions regarding the progress of your request
please contact me on the above telephone number.

Yours sincerely,

Jan Oakes

PA to Deborah Forshaw

Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust

Tel: 0161 882 1110

Fax: 0161 882 1360

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Oakes, Jan,

2 Atodiad

Dear David

Please find attached letter in respect of your recent F.O.I. request,
together with Operational Policy.

Kind regards

Jan Oakes
PA to Deborah Forshaw IM&T
Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust

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sender and then immediately and permanently delete it.
Do not read, print, re-transmit, store or act in reliance on it.
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Social Care Trust in accordance with current regulations.

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swept for the presence of computer viruses currently known to the
Trust, however the recipient is responsible for virus-checking
before opening messages and attachments.

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those of the individual sender and may not necessarily reflect
the views of Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust.

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and/or any response under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 unless
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