Dear The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

I would like to find out the following:

How many DNR orders were overturned between the years 2007-2012 that led to the attempted resuscitation of a patient (whether that was successful or not)?

How many DNR orders were overturned between the years 2012-2017 that led to the attempted resuscitation of a patient (whether that was successful or not)?

How does your Trust receive DNR Orders from patients?

Yours faithfully,

Elisa Mitchell

Freedom of Information, The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Ref No: FOI 1819399

 

Dear Elisa

 

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Dear Elisa

 

Thank you for your email of 6 November 2018 where you requested
information about DNR orders from The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch
Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH).

 

The information you requested is below with answers provided in bold, blue
text:

 

How many DNR orders were overturned between the years 2007-2012 that led
to the attempted resuscitation of a patient (whether that was successful
or not)?

Information relating to Do Not Attempt Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
(DNACPR) notices is not held centrally and would require all patient
records to be examined individually.  It is estimated that to provide the
information you have requested would exceed the ‘appropriate limit’ as
determined in the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate
Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004.  Section 12 of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA) makes clear that a public authority is not
obliged to comply with an FOIA request if the authority estimates that the
cost of complying with the request would exceed this ‘appropriate limit',
which for NHS organisations is set as £450.  The Trust therefore considers
this information to be exempt from disclosure under the terms of Section
12 of the FOIA.

 

How many DNR orders were overturned between the years 2012-2017 that led
to the attempted resuscitation of a patient (whether that was successful
or not)?

Information relating to DNACPR notices is not held centrally and would
require all patient records to be examined individually.  It is estimated
that to provide the information you have requested would exceed the
‘appropriate limit’ as determined in the Freedom of Information and Data
Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004.  Section 12 of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) makes clear that a public
authority is not obliged to comply with an FOIA request if the authority
estimates that the cost of complying with the request would exceed this
‘appropriate limit', which for NHS organisations is set as £450.  The
Trust therefore considers this information to be exempt from disclosure
under the terms of Section 12 of the FOIA.

 

How does your Trust receive DNR Orders from patients?

1)     The patient brings in a DNACPR form that has been completed in the
community or on a previous admission

2)     The patient tells the staff verbally that they would not want to
receive CPR. In this case a hospital DNACPR form would be completed and
put in the notes

3)     The patient gives the staff a copy of an Advance Decision to Refuse
Treatment. In this case a hospital DNAPCR form would be completed and put
in the notes

 

 

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