ABUHB Hospital Bed Occupancy (Covid19)

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Dear Aneurin Bevan University Health Board,

I trust this note finds you well. I am looking to obtain data pertaining to the utilisation of hospital capacity within the ABUHB due to a Covid19-related illness. Specifically - for the period 23rd March 2020 to 16th October 2020, by day:

* The number of beds classified as "set aside" for the purposes of treatment for those patients with a positive Covid 19 test (all methods, inclusive of PCR and Antibody)
* The day-to-day number of those beds that were occupied by said patients
* The total number of critical care beds available
* The day-to-day total of those beds that were occupies by patients of all relevant illnesses.

Your assistance is much appreciated as I am currently researching this topic as part of a wider statistical analysis of the Welsh Government's response to the Coronavirus Crisis. Moreover, I also feel it important that these data are allowed to be scrutinised in the public domain in order to provide the necessary context around the effectiveness of the so-called non-pharmaceutical interventions being used for purposes of disease control. As such, I trust that this request may be handled according to the rights conferred by the Freedom of Information Act.

Yours faithfully,

Gareth Howell

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

Dear Mr Howell,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act received today, 20 October. We have allocated it the following reference number, FOI 20-361, 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

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Lucy Bennett (Aneurin Bevan UHB - Executive Secretaries), Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

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Dear Mr Howell
 
Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act, received on 19^th October 2020. 
 
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.
Regards
Lucy Bennett
Rheolwr Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol - Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Corporate Services
Manager - Freedom of Information
 
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Aneurin Bevan/Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Ystafell 043, Pencadlys, Ysbyty Sant Cadog, Ffordd y Lodj, Caerllion,
Casnewydd, NP18 3XQ/Room 043, Headquarters, St Cadoc's Hospital, Lodge
Road, Caerleon, Newport, NP18 3XQ
E-bost/E-mail: [1][email address]
Ffôn/Tel: Extension 55956 or (01633) 435956 (external)
 
 
 
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Dear Lucy Bennett (Aneurin Bevan UHB - Executive Secretaries),

I hope you are well.

Many thanks for the data you have kindly provided following my request under the FOIA. May I ask a question in clarification? So that I may assess the "capacity percentage", do you maintain the requested data on capacity (i.e. Used + Unused Beds) on a public forum?

Yours sincerely,

Gareth