Bed Crisis in Manchester

Pro made this Freedom of Information request to Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust,

I am writing to find out about the `citywide priorities list' sent out by the bed management everyday.I am aware that this list contains information about patients who are currently waiting to be admitted into the trust.

In the year of 2009,

1)what is the maximum number of patients on the list at one time? What is the average number of patients on the list?
2)In average, how long does it take for a patient to be admitted since being placed on the list? What is the longest?
3)I am aware that some patients have 2 medical recommendations completed and there are incidents when the medical recommendations lapsed due to the bed crisis. How many times did this happen?
4)Were there any incidents involving harm to patients or others (e.g. clinicians,public,police or family) while the patients were waiting to be admitted? If there was, how many incidents were there?

I would like copies of the `citywide priorities list' sent out by the bed management throughout the year of 2009 when all patient identifiable details are removed.

Yours faithfully,

Pro

Oakes, Jan,

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Dear Pro

Please find attached acknowledgement letter in respect of your FOI
request.

Regards

Jan Oakes

PA to Deborah Forshaw

Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust

Tel: 0161 882 1110

Fax: 0161 882 1360

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Dear Pro

Please find attached reply to your Freedom of Information request, which
was received on 6th January 2010.

Kind regards

Jan Oakes
PA to Deborah Forshaw - Head of 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.
This e-mail may be monitored by Manchester Mental Health and
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.

Unless otherwise stated, any views expressed in this message are
those of the individual sender and may not necessarily reflect
the views of Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust.

As a public body, the Trust may be required to disclose this email
and/or any response under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 unless
the information in the email and/or any response is covered by one
of the exemptions in the Act.