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Iron Infusions and Patient Product Breakdown

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Dear The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, NHS Foundation Trust,

How many patients have received an iron infusion in the last 12 months?

How many patients have been treated with Monofer and how many with Ferinject?

What was the average weight of these patients?

How many patients required more than 1 gram of iron?

How many nurses and for what days and hours are your Iron infusion clinics available?

Yours faithfully,

Ed Fryer

Heywood, Martin, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Ed

Thank you for your FOI request which is receiving attention.

Regards

Martin Heywood
Legal Services Manager

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
Gayton Road
Kings Lynn
PE30 4ET
Email: [email address]
Tel: 01553 613521
Fax : 01553 613426
Web : www.qehkl.nhs.uk

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Dear Team,

Please may I request a update with regards to this FOI as we are now passed the 20 day due date of the 2nd of March.
Request had been raised on the 3rd of February.

Yours sincerely,
Ed Fryer

Heywood, Martin, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Ed

Apologies for the delay. I will expedite the information from our haematology department.

Regards

Martin Heywood
Legal Services Manager

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
Gayton Road
Kings Lynn
PE30 4ET
Email: [email address]
Tel: 01553 613521
Fax : 01553 613426
Web : www.qehkl.nhs.uk

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Heywood, Martin, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Ed

 

I can now provide the information requested.  Apologies for the delay.

 

1. How many patients have received an iron infusion in the last 12 months?
Not centrally recorded

 

2. How many patients have been treated with Monofer and how many with
Ferinject? This would probably only be renal patients with Monofer. We
don’t keep it as stock for the rest of the hospital.  Numbers not
centrally recorded by Haematology

 

3. What was the average weight of these patients? Without an audit we
couldn’t know but anecdotally our numbers are high in comparison to other
Trusts.

 

4. How many patients required more than 1 gram of iron? Not centrally
recorded

 

5. How many nurses and for what days and hours are your Iron infusion
clinics available? We don’t have specific clinics.  Patients are booked
in to Treatment Unit for maintenance and treatment doses. Most of our
patients are picked up on admission and treated as inpatients.  If they
are very anaemic they can come via Acute Medical Unit 7 days a week. They
might be moved to one of the day units. We also use Macmillan at King’s
Lynn and the North Cambridgeshire Hospital.  We have been high users of IV
Iron for more than 10 years, comparatively.  We routinely monitor pregnant
women and they also have Ferinject on the Pregnancy Day Unit (this has
been in place for 10 years – we used Venofer before Ferinject came on the
market). No one is denied access to IV Iron if it is within guidelines. We
have also had success with GP surgeries although with the evolving of EPA
and GP bloods passing us to go to the Norfolk and Norwich University
Hospital for testing.   

 

 

Regards

 

Martin Heywood

Legal Services Manager

 

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust

Gayton Road

Kings Lynn

PE30 4ET

Email: [email address]

Tel: 01553 613521

Fax : 01553 613426

Web : www.qehkl.nhs.uk

 

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