Dear Sussex Partnership 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 – either NHS or private sector) as a result of periodic bed pressures within your own area.
I would also be grateful if you could break the information down as
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
Many thanks in advance.
Dr Russell Razzaque
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Dear Dr Razzaque
Thank you for your email of 19 November 2013. The answers to your questions are detailed in the attached letter.
Corporate Governance Assistant
Corporate Governance Office
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 01903 843078
Fax: 01903 843164
Email: [email address]
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