FOI REQUEST – Adult eating disorder waiting times

Ramzy Alwakeel made this Freedom of Information request to Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust as part of a batch sent to 211 authorities

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To whom it may concern,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my enquiry as specifically as possible. If however this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you would contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters.

I am looking for information about waiting times for adult eating disorders treatment.

As such, I would really appreciate answers to the following questions:

1. What is the Trust’s target waiting time for adults who are urgently referred to eating disorder services to start treatment?

2. What is the Trust’s target waiting time for adults who are routinely (i.e. non-urgently) referred to eating disorder services to start treatment?

3. How many adults were urgently referred to the Trust’s eating disorder services in 2018/19?

4. How many adults were routinely (i.e. non-urgently) referred to the Trust’s eating disorder services in 2018/19?

5. What was the average waiting time to start treatment for adults urgently referred to the Trust's eating disorder services in 2018/19?

6. What was the average waiting time to start treatment for adults routinely (i.e. non-urgently) referred to the Trust's eating disorder services in 2018/19?

7. How many adults urgently referred to the Trust’s eating disorder services are currently waiting to start treatment?

8. How many adults routinely (i.e. non-urgently) referred to the Trust’s eating disorder services are currently waiting to start treatment?

I understand that under the Act, I should be entitled to a response within 20 working days. I would be grateful if you would confirm in writing that you have received this request.

I would really appreciate your help with this request – I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Ramzy Alwakeel

MEHT FOI (RQ8) Mid Essex Hospital, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

 Dear Requester

 

Thank you for your email and request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act.

Your request has been acknowledged.  Normal Freedom of Information
timescales apply from receipt of your request (20 working days) into this
MEHT FOI mailbox.

We look forward to dealing with your request.  Please
contact [1][Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust request email] with any queries.

With kind regards
Rebecca Pascoe Youell
Public Information Manager

 

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Good morning / afternoon

 

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act.

 

Please find our response attached / beneath.

 

1. What is the Trust’s target waiting time for adults who are urgently
referred to eating disorder services to start treatment?

 

2. What is the Trust’s target waiting time for adults who are routinely
(i.e. non-urgently) referred to eating disorder services to start
treatment?

 

3. How many adults were urgently referred to the Trust’s eating disorder
services in 2018/19?

 

4. How many adults were routinely (i.e. non-urgently) referred to the
Trust’s eating disorder services in 2018/19?

 

5. What was the average waiting time to start treatment for adults
urgently referred to the Trust's eating disorder services in 2018/19?

 

6. What was the average waiting time to start treatment for adults
routinely (i.e. non-urgently) referred to the Trust's eating disorder
services in 2018/19?

 

7. How many adults urgently referred to the Trust’s eating disorder
services are currently waiting to start treatment?

 

8. How many adults routinely (i.e. non-urgently) referred to the Trust’s
eating disorder services are currently waiting to start treatment?

 

We do not receive referrals for adult eating disorders at this Trust.

 

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If you have any other queries please do not hesitate to contact me again.

Kind regards

Rebecca Pascoe | Public Information Manager | Corporate
Mid and South Essex University Hospitals Group
South Wing – Level 3 – Room R42 – B346
Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex  CM1 7ET
Tel: 01245 514288 ext 4536

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