Dear Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust,
I am currently conducting some health economics research and would be grateful if you could send me information on how many extra contractual referrals (ECRs) your Trust has made for acute working age adult psychiatric in-patient beds over the last 3 years. This excludes any referrals for specialist or long stay beds – i.e. forensic, rehab or other tertiary referrals - as I am referring only to acute admissions that had to be sent to another Trust (often out of hours) as a result of periodic bed pressures within your own area.
I would also be grateful if you could break the information down as follows;
i) Totals for each month (over the last 36 months).
ii) Gender ratios (i.e. what percentage was male and what percentage was female).
iii) Which Trusts you made these referrals to (totals for each year).
Many thanks in advance.
Dr Russell Razzaque
De Dr Razzaque
Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act. I
attach the information you have requested.
Please note that this information relates to transfers to NHS Trusts, in
no specialist beds within the acute area. The information provided does
not include Suffolk transfers as the way beds are commissioned is
different to Norfolk and Waveney. The Trust does not hold this information
but this can be obtained by contacting the Suffolk Clinical Commissioning
The Trust provides a complaints procedure to deal with complaints about
the Trust's handling of requests for information. If you feel you need to
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Non-Executive Director via the Chair of the Trust. If you feel you have
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contacted on telephone number 01625 545740 or at www.ico.gov.uk .
Data Protection Act and Freedom of Information Act Administrator
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Compliance Team/Health Records
Drayton High Road
Norwich NR6 5BE
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