Covid-19 data

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust,

Please can you provide the following information:

*A weekly data set of actual covid deaths that have occurred in patients with whom have no pre-existing medical conditions / co-morbidities; up to present date (13/04/2021 or when the responder collects the data), if the data is available.

*A weekly or monthly figure for unconfirmed Covid-19 deaths (deaths that have occurred without a positive test result from either a lateral flow or PCR test).
 
*A total monthly figure of tests (in totality) undertaken by staff members at the trust.

*A monthly figure (to date) of all staff at the trust who have been required to retest after a positive lateral flow result, with a PCR test. 

*Should a staff member or an inpatient receive a 2nd positive test result, are both positive test results being inputted in to the daily figures as two positive cases? Or is there differentiation between the groups?.

*At what CT value is the PCR test conducted at? And is this individualised to the Trust or set nationally?.

*What has trust identified the false positive rate to be of the PCR test to date ?

Please provide the number of samples of live SARS-COV-2 isolated in Southampton laboratory or a laboratory within the United Kingdom in 2020 or 2021 and a copy of the standard operating procedure for handling and isolating SARS-COV-2 in laboratory within the trust or within the United Kingdom or can offer the alternative by providing the number of samples of live SARS-COV-2 isolated in the trusts lab in 2020 and a copy of the standard operating procedure for handling and isolating SARS-COV-2 in trusts or lab within the United Kingdom.

If the evidence is available then please can you provide an easy read data document and NOT links to the information/data and please could the data be up to date of when the responder collects the data.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Marshn

FreedomOfInformation, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Michael,

 

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your e-mail dated 14^th ^t April
2021, requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
regarding Covid-19.

                          

We will endeavour to respond to your request within the twenty working day
timescale requirement set by the FOI Act (14^th ^ May 2021) . We will tell
you whether the Trust holds the information you have requested, and we
will contact you as soon as possible if for some reason we are delayed in
our response or if we require further information from you in order to
complete your request.

 

Please Note: Whilst we will do our best to meet the deadline it is taking
us longer to complete FOI requests at the moment because of Covid-19
implications. The hospital, along with the rest of the NHS, is currently
dealing with a major health emergency. As the priority is public health,
resources - including manpower, are being diverted to focus on essential
services.

 

 

With regards,

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Corporate Affairs

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

 

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Dear University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Covid-19 data'.

[ This is long overdue and I believe needs to have an internal review ]

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Michael Marshn

FreedomOfInformation, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Hello Michael,

I do apologize for the delay in getting back to you. We are experiencing some backlog due to the effect of the pandemic and are working hard to respond to your request.

Kind regards
FOI Team

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