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Covid-19 Deaths at Southend Hospital

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Dear Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust,
Under The Freedom of Information Act, I require the following information
1. Between 1st April 2020 to 20th November 2020 how many people died exclusively of covid 19 in Southend Hospital.
2. Between 1st April 2020 to 20th November 2020 how many people had operations cancelled at Southend Hospital.
3. Between 1st April 2020 to 20th November 2020 how many people were successfully treated for covid 19 at Southend Hospital and discharged.

Yours faithfully,

Nick Greenfield

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Nicola Frost
Freedom of Information Manager – MSE Group
Corporate Governance & Membership Services
Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Basildon University Hospital, Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5NL
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Dear Mr Greenfield,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 31.12.2020, which
has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). 
Firstly may I apologise on behalf or the trust for the delay in providing
your response, which was primarily due to the demands upon all areas of
the trust during the pandemic.

 

Your request and our response are as follows:

 

1. Between 1st April 2020 to 20th November 2020 how many people died
exclusively of covid 19 in Southend Hospital.

2. Between 1st April 2020 to 20th November 2020 how many people had
operations cancelled at Southend Hospital.

3. Between 1st April 2020 to 20th November 2020 how many people were
successfully treated for covid 19 at Southend Hospital and discharged.

 

COVID- 19 death figures and hospital activity are reported daily on the
NHS England (NHSE) website. We are counting COVID-19 deaths and hospital
activity as per the national guidance.

 

NHSE Covid-19 death figures can be found via the link below:

[1]https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/st...
.

 

NHSE Information regarding Covid-19 Hospital Activity can be found via the
link below:

[2]Statistics » COVID-19 Hospital Activity (england.nhs.uk) and contains
the following information:

 

Monthly publication of Covid-19 data

The publication covers:

+ the number of patients in hospital with COVID including those in
mechanical ventilation
+ the number of patients admitted to hospital with COVID
+ the number of patients diagnosed in hospital with COVID
+ the number of patients discharged from hospital
+ staffing absences

 

Weekly publication of Covid-19 admissions and bed occupancy data

This file contains Covid data on measures of:-

o hospital admissions,
o number of beds occupied by Covid patients
o number of MV beds (capable of supporting mechanical ventilation)
occupied by Covid patients
o number of Adult G&A beds; occupied by Covid patients; occupied by
non-Covid patients, unoccupied
o hospital admissions,
o number of all beds occupied by Covid patients
o number of MV beds occupied by Covid patients

 

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) [3]Home - Office for National
Statistics (ons.gov.uk) are responsible for the provision of mortality
statistics for England and Wales.  The ONS have published responses to FOI
enquiries regarding Covid-19 deaths which can be found via the link below:

[4]https://www.ons.gov.uk/aboutus/transpare...

Further information, including search for data by postcode, can be found
via the link below:

[5]https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationa...

We have also received advice from NHS England who have provided the links
below:

[6]https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/...  

[7]Healthcare | Coronavirus in the UK (data.gov.uk)

[8]Daily summary | Coronavirus in the UK (data.gov.uk) – to search for
information by postcode

 

Please note that we are providing these links under Section 21 of the FOI
Act – ‘Information reasonably accessible to the applicant via other
means’.

 

Please be advised that Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS
Foundation Trust (BTUH) Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
(SHUT) and Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust (MEHT) ceased to exist on
31 March 2020. 

 

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust (MSEFT), which was formed on 1
April 2020 by merger of Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust, Basildon
and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Southend
University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, is now responsible for all
Freedom of Information requests concerning the three former trusts.

 

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[11]http://nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents...
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Kind regards

 

Nicola Frost

Freedom of Information Manager – MSE Group

Corporate Governance & Membership Services

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Basildon University Hospital

Nethermayne

Basildon

Essex, SS16 5NL

Telephone: 01268 593631

Email: [12][email address]

 

Visit our website: [13]https://www.mse.nhs.uk/

 

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Dear Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, Under The Freedom of
Information Act, I require the following information 1. Between 1st April
2020 to 20th November 2020 how many people died exclusively of covid 19 in
Southend Hospital.

2. Between 1st April 2020 to 20th November 2020 how many people had
operations cancelled at Southend Hospital.

3. Between 1st April 2020 to 20th November 2020 how many people were
successfully treated for covid 19 at Southend Hospital and discharged.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Nick Greenfield

 

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