Dear University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust,
Could you please answer the following questions with regards to this Freedom of Information request.
1. How many failed discharges have there been in the past 12 calendar months relating to Alcohol dependency?
2. With regards to alcohol dependency how many Patients have been admitted back into hospital within 12 hours of being discharged .
Please give statistics for the past 12 calendar months?

Yours faithfully,

Alison Stevens

FOI - Freedom of Information, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

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Our Reference: HS/FOI/40584

 

6 March 2019

 

Alison Stevens

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Dear Ms Stevens

 

Request for Information

 

Thank you for your request for information, as received by University
Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust on 5 March 2019. Within UHL NHS Trust,
Freedom of Information Act requests are managed centrally by the Corporate
and Committee Services Team. 

 

The Trust will endeavour to provide a response within the required 20
working-day deadline.  I will, of course, keep you informed should this
not prove possible for any reason.  If we require any clarification on
your request, we will contact you as soon as possible. 

 

All requesters are advised that the Trust may make a charge for providing
the information to them, to cover the cost of photocopying, postage and
packaging etc – I confirm that where these costs are below £5.00 in total,
no charge will be made.  All requesters are also advised that there may
also be a charge payable to cover costs of locating the information they
have requested, as laid down in the Freedom of Information Act Regulations
published by the Government in December 2004.  Naturally, if such a charge
is to be applied to your request, you will be informed as soon as
possible.

 

Yours sincerely,

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Luke Saunders

Litigation/Corporate and Committee Services

* Belgrave House, Leicester General Hospital, LE5 4PW

(  0116 258 8932/8610

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FOI - Freedom of Information, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

2 Attachments

Our Reference: HS/FOI/40584

 

8 March 2019

 

Alison Stevens

[1][FOI #558520 email]

 

Dear Ms Stevens

 

Further to the acknowledgement below, I have been asked to seek
clarification from you on the term ‘failed discharges’ – please could you
clarify what you mean by that term ?  Once that clarification is received
from you the Trust can continue to progress your FOI request.

 

Yours sincerely

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Helen Stokes

Corporate and Committee Services Manager

Belgrave House, Leicester General Hospital site

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Tel: 0116 258 8590

 

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Dear FOI - Freedom of Information,
Failed discharge where a Patient has been discharged and have been readmitted within 24 hours of discharge.

Yours sincerely,

Alison Stevens

FOI - Freedom of Information, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

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Corporate and Legal Affairs – Corporate and Committee Services

 

Our Reference: HS/FOI/40584

 

1 April 2019

 

Alison Stevens

[1][FOI #558520 email]

 

 

Dear Ms Stevens,

 

Request for Information

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Act (FOI) request, as received
on 5 March 2019 and acknowledged on 6 March 2019.  You kindly further
clarified your request on Sunday 10 March 2019.  For information, the
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust is one of the largest and
busiest NHS teaching Trusts in the country incorporating the Leicester
Royal Infirmary, Glenfield and Leicester General Hospitals. Our three
hospitals have around 15,000 staff serving around 1.2 million people
across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, and a further two to three
million people from the rest of the UK who come to us for treatment from
one of our specialist services.  During 2017/18 we treated 1,410,500
patients - that’s 3,864 patients each day.

 

Following consultation with colleagues from the Corporate Operations team,
I confirm that the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust holds
information covered by your FOI request.   In your Freedom of Information
Act request, you asked for the following information and the Trust’s
response is provided below:-  

 

1.     How many failed discharges have there been in the past 12 calendar
months relating to Alcohol dependency? (you clarified on 10 March 2019
that by ‘failed discharge’ you meant instances where a patient had been
discharged and then readmitted within 24 hours of discharge)

 

2.     With regards to alcohol dependency how many Patients have been
admitted back into hospital within 12 hours of being discharged.

Please give statistics for the past 12 calendar months?

 

Please see the table below – this provides a count of patients who were
discharged from UHL with a diagnosis for F10.2 (Alcohol dependence
syndrome) coded anywhere within their admission who were readmitted back
into UHL as an emergency within 1) 24 hours and 2) 12 hours. 

 

Month of Readmitted Readmitted
discharge within 24 hours within 12
hours
Mar 18 2 1
Apr 18 2 1
May 18 2 1
Jun 18 1  
Jul 18 2 1
Aug 18 2 2
Sep 18 1  
Oct 18 7 5
Jan 19 2 1
Feb 19 4 1
Total 25 13

 

 

 

I hope that this response is helpful and provides you with the information
requested (where available).  If you require any further assistance please
do not hesitate to contact me.  If you are dissatisfied with the Trust’s
response, you can contact the Director of Corporate and Legal Affairs on
Tel. No. 0116 258 8615 to request a copy of UHL’s Freedom of Information
Act complaints procedure.

 

We must advise you that where we have provided information we have done so
subject to the provisions of the Re-use of Public Sector Information
Regulations 2005.  Accordingly you must not re-use this information
without having the consent of the Trust.  Where the Trust is prepared to
provide its consent then it may levy a charge for doing so. Should you
wish to re-use documents provided then you must make your request in
writing stating your name and your address for correspondence together
with the document that you wish to re-use and the purpose for which the
information is to be re-used.

 

In the event that you remain dissatisfied with the way in which the Trust
has handled any complaint that you may wish to make, we would advise you
of your right to complain to the Information Commissioner at the
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

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Helen Stokes

Corporate and Committee Services Manager

Belgrave House, Leicester General Hospital site

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Tel: 0116 258 8590

 

Information contained in emails may be subject to disclosure under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000, and confidentiality cannot therefore be
guaranteed.  Please ensure that all emails are accurate and appropriate,
and are retained/deleted in accordance with good practice and any policies
of the Trust.  If you are not the intended recipient of this email, please
inform the sender, delete the email from your system and destroy any
copies you may have made.

 

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