How much did NHS Highland spend on taxis from Caithness to Inverness in 2016-2017 and 2017-date

Joss Bateman made this Freedom of Information request to Highland NHS Board

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Dear Highland NHS Board,

Please tell me how much NHS Highland has spent on paying for taxis for patients for transfer from Caithness to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness because the medical services the patients needed are not offered, or no longer offered, in Caithness.

Also, please tell me how much it has cost in the years 2016-2017 and 2017 - date to transfer maternity patients from Caithness to Raigmore hospital by ambulance and also by helicopter.

Please also tell me how many patients have had to be transferred from Caithness to Raigmore hospital in Inverness in the years 2016-2017 and 2017-date by taxi, ambulance or helicopter, and how much the use of snow ploughs to travel in front of the road based transport has cost for these years.

Please also tell me how much it has cost NHS Highland to pay for the patient transport service to transport patients to and from Caithness and Raigmore Hospital in Inverness in the years 2016-2017 and 2017 - date.

Yours faithfully,

Joss Bateman

FOIRequestsHighland (NHS HIGHLAND), Highland NHS Board

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FOIRequestsHighland (NHS HIGHLAND), Highland NHS Board

Dear Ms Bateman

Thank you for your FOI request.

I will seek the information you request and respond in due course. This will be within the 20 working days target specified by the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Please note if you have any further queries regarding this FOI please email at [NHS Highland request email] quoting the above reference.

Yours sincerely

Anna

Anna McInally
Freedom Of Information Administrator
NHS Highland
Larch House, Stoneyfield Business Park, Inverness, IV2 7PA

Ext 4927

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MCINALLY, Anna (NHS HIGHLAND), Highland NHS Board

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Dear Ms Bateman

 

Please find attached our response to your recent Freedom of Information
Request.

 

If you have further queries regarding this please email
[1][NHS Highland request email] quoting the above reference.

 

 

Anna McInally

Freedom of Information Administrator

 

On behalf of

 

Ruth Daly

Board Secretary

 

NHS Highland

Larch House

Stoneyfield Business Park

Inverness

IV2 7PA

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