Dear Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board,

Can you tell me how may people where subject to Emergency Detention under the Mental Health Act at Crosshouse hospital from 2006 to 2010? Alongside how many of these detention certificates resulted in a further detention certificate for a longer period?

Yours faithfully,

Bryan

Freedom of Information, Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board

Thank you for your email. I am out of the office until 2 June 2010. I will
get back to you as soon as I can on my return. If your enquiry is urgent,
please contact my colleagues in the Communication department 01563 826111

Dear Freedom of Information,

In my previous email I did not included my surname to avoid any doubt about
whether my previous email was a valid FOI request I have now included my
surname. Please provide me with the information which I requested in my
previous email.

Yours sincerely,

Bryan Morgan

Freedom of Information, Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board

Dear Mr Morgan

Thank you for your email.

We will respond as soon as possible and in any event by 28 June 2010.

Kind regards,

Ann Catherine Wilson L.L.B.
Freedom of Information Officer
Communications department
28 Lister Street
Crosshouse Hospital
Kilmarnock
KA2 0BE
Telephone: 01563 826112
Fax:01563 826122
Email: [NHS Ayrshire & Arran request email]

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Freedom of Information, Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board

Dear Mr Morgan,

Thank you for you FOI request:

Q.1 Can you tell me how may people where subject to Emergency Detention
under the Mental Health Act at Crosshouse hospital from 2006 to 2010?

A.1 Since 2006 there have been approximately 141 emergency detentions to
Crosshouse hospital .

This figure is approximate because a small number of emergency detentions
are not included in this figure. In cases where patients have been
admitted to acute medical wards and the detention order is lifted before
they are transferred to a psychiatric ward, or the patient is discharged,
this information is not centrally recorded.

Q.2 How many of these detention certificates resulted in a further
detention certificate for a longer period?

A.2 The number of patients further detained is not centrally recorded.
This information would only be recorded in the patient*s personal record.
To provide how many patients have been subject to a further emergency
detention order would require several members of staff to search manually
through patient records. Due to the number of patients and time it would
take to find and process this information, as shown in the table below,
the cost of complying with this request would exceed the £600 prescribed
limit set out in regulation 5 of the Freedom of Information (Fees for
Required Disclosure) (Scotland) Regulations 2004. NHS Ayrshire & Arran
are not obliged under section 12 (1) of the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 to comply with your request.

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Processes | Cost (£) |
| | |
| | |
|----------------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Emergency Detentions- 141 | |
| | |
| | |
|----------------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|To supply the information sought would | 2 hours (rounded down to the |
|require a member of staff to identify |nearest hour) |
|each patient and cross reference their | |
|CHI number. | |
| | |
| | |
| | |
|(1 mins per record) @ £12 per hour | |
| | |
| |£ 24 |
| | |
| | |
|----------------------------------------+-------------------------------|
| Each patient file would need to pulled | 35 hours (rounded down to the|
|and re-filed. |nearest hour) |
| | |
| | |
| | |
|(15 mins per record) @ £12 per hour | |
| | |
| |£ 420 |
|----------------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Time processing the requested |35 hours (rounded down to the |
|information from the file. |nearest hour) |
| | |
| | |
| | |
|(15 mins per record) @ £12 per hour | |
| | |
| |£ 420 |
| | |
| | |
|----------------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Total cost |£ 864 |
| | |
| | |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

You are well within your rights to narrow your parameters which may bring
the cost of compliance below the threshold. Any further request for
information will be treated as a new Freedom of Information request.

I trust this is to your satisfaction. However, under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 if you are dissatisfied with our response
you are entitled to request a review. A request for a review must be made
in writing to Dr Wai-yin Hatton, Chief Executive, NHS Ayrshire & Arran,
Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr KA6 6AB, no later
than 40 working days from 29 June 2010. You must provide your name, an
address for correspondence, details of your original request and say why
you want a review. If our decision is unchanged following a review and you
remain dissatisfied with this, you then have the right to make a formal
appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require any further advice
or assistance.

Kind regards,

Ann

Ann Catherine Wilson L.L.B., Freedom of Information Officer

On behalf of,

Mrs Penny French

Director of Communications

Communications dept

28 Lister Street

Crosshouse Hospital

Kilmarnock

KA2 0BE

Telephone: 01563 826112

Fax: 01563 826122

Email: [1][NHS Ayrshire & Arran request email]

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