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Dental patients in A&Es, fourth quarter of 19/20

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Hello,

Please can I request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

1) In the period January 1 to March 31, 2020, how many times did patients present at your A&E departments, minor injuries units or walk-in centres with dental health problems? (Please can you state which type(s) of services your response includes)
If you have any specialist facilities for dental treatment, please exclude these.

Of these:
2) Can the numbers please be broken down by type of problem e.g. toothache, abscess/infection, loss of teeth, broken or loose teeth, gum disease/bleeding from the mouth, decay.

3) Of the patients presenting with dental health problems, can the numbers please be broken down by age of the patient e.g. 0-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, 90+

If the above request cannot be accommodated within cost limits, please can you provide me with advice and assistance on how I may refine my request.
Kind regards,
Claire Wilde

FOI (AIREDALE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Ms Wilde

 

Thank you for your request for information from Airedale NHS Foundation
Trust which was received on  2^nd April 2020.  Your request has been given
the Reference Number ANHSFT REF  4819.  

 

Whilst we are committed to fulfilling our duties under the FOI Act, please
be aware that because of the extra stress being placed on the hospital
during the pandemic, we may not be able to respond to your request
promptly.  The NHS is facing unprecedented challenges relating to the
coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic at the current time and our resources have
been diverted to support our front-line colleagues who are working
tremendously hard to provide care for our patients. The Information
Commissioners Office has recognised the current situation in the NHS and
the anticipated impact on our ability to respond to FOI requests.

 

We apologise for the anticipated delay in advance and will endeavour to
provide you with the information you requested as soon as we can.

 

If your request is not urgent and you would now like to withdraw it until
a later date, please let me know and quote your reference number as above.

 

 

Deborah Cocker

FOI/IG Asst

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, Steeton, KEIGHLEY, BD20 6TD

Location: IT Business Centre | Zone C | Department 48

FOI:  01535 294842

My usual working pattern is Mon-Thurs

 

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[2]@AiredaleNHSFT

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Many thanks. I understand completely that you are very busy at this time.

Please only respond to this request when it is safe to do so. I note and completely accept that a response may be delayed.

Kind regards
Claire Wilde

FOI (AIREDALE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Ms Wilde

 

Further to your application to access information under the Freedom of
Information Act (ANHSFT REF. 4819) please find our response attached.  
Unfortunately we do not have the data in the same detail as you requested.
Thank you for your patience and please accept my apologies for our very
late reply.

 

We trust you find our response helpful.  If you feel we are not complying
with our publication scheme, you feel your request has not been properly
handled, or you are dissatisfied, you can write within 40 working days to
Brendan Brown, Chief Executive at the address below to request a review. 
You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner under
section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 if you are dissatisfied
with the outcome of that review.

 

Unless identified as another party's copyright, you may use and re-use the
information we have provided (not including logos or photographs), free of
charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government
Licence which can be viewed via the link below.

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Yours sincerely

 

Deborah Cocker

FOI/IG Asst

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, Steeton, KEIGHLEY, BD20 6TD

Location: IT Business Centre | Zone C | Department 48

FOI:  01535 294842

My usual working pattern is Mon-Thurs

 

 

 

[2]http://www.airedale-trust.nhs.uk / Follow us on Twitter
[3]@AiredaleNHSFT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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