Dear South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,

Please can you provide me with the calculated cost of an ambulance attendance?

Yours faithfully,

Conor Calby

Information Governance, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Conor,

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding the cost of an
ambulance attendance which we received on 9/9/19. We have dealt with this
as a Freedom of Information request and I attach a leaflet containing
further information about both your rights and our obligations under this
legislation.

 

We are able to provide the following information:

 

The Trust carries out a cost reference exercise by which the Trust’s
operational costs are apportioned to the front line services that the
Trust provides. For the 2017/18 financial year:
• Average cost for an incident where a patient is assessed over the
telephone, without an ambulance resource attending scene was £40.33 per
incident.
• Average cost for an incident where a patient is treated at scene,
without conveyance to another treatment location was £174.56 per incident.
• Average cost per incident where a patient is treated at scene and
subsequently conveyed to a treatment location was £257.83 per incident.

 

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 write to 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

 

Direct Line 01392 261 603 | Web [1]www.swast.nhs.uk | E-Mail
[email address]

Trust Headquarters, Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter, EX2 7HY, TrustHQ

 

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