Long Covid clinic statistics

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Hello,
I hope whoever is reading this is keeping well. My name is Yohannes Lowe. This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If this is the incorrect address for this request, please would you be so kind to forward it onto the right one and cc me into the email.
1) What day (DD/MM/YYYY) did your trust's 'long Covid centre/clinic' become operational? (Your trust was one of 69 which had set up long Covid clinic's last autumn, according to this NHS England release: https://www.england.nhs.uk/2020/12/long-...)
Please could you break down the following information per month between 1 December 2020 and 28 February 2021:
1a) How many (suspected long Covid) patients were referred to this clinic by their GP over this period?
1b) How many of the (long Covid) patients assessed/seen over this period at your trust's clinic were ones who needed such help after being discharged from hospital?
Please could you break down the following information between 1 December 2020 and 28 February 2021 (its entirety rather than per month as before):
1c) What was the average waiting time (in days) to be seen for long Covid assessment/specialist help at the clinic?
1d) What was the longest time a person referred to/discharged (from hospital) into the clinic had to (first) wait to be seen in days. For Q1d, if such a person is still waiting to be seen, as of the current day, please say: 'X' (specify number) amount of people are 'still waiting' on the list.
If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, or the request is too broad, I would be grateful if you could please contact me by email ([email address]) and provide assistance as to how I could refine the request.
I am aware that staff and resources are limited at this time, so I appreciate your help with this.
Kind Regards,
Yohannes Lowe

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Dear Ms Lowe ,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 14.03.2021, which
has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). 

 

Your request and our response are as follows:

 

Information Required Please Insert Answer /
Response
Basildon Broomfield Southend
  FOI Question Hospital Hospital Hospital
(BTUH) (MEHT) (SUHT)
1) What day (DD/MM/YYYY) did your trust's 'long Covid centre/clinic' become operational? (Your  
trust was one of 69 which had set up long Covid clinic's last autumn, according to this NHS
England release:    
[1]https://www.england.nhs.uk/2020/12/long-...)

 
1a) How many (suspected long Covid) patients were referred to this clinic by their GP over this
period?      

 
1b) How many of the (long Covid) patients assessed/seen over this period at your trust's clinic      
were ones who needed such help after being discharged from hospital?
Please could you break down the following information between 1 December 2020 and 28 February      
2021 (its entirety rather than per month as before):
1c) What was the average waiting time (in days) to be seen for long Covid assessment/specialist      
help at the clinic?

 

We do not run Long Covid clinics. Mid and South Essex- Provide Community
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(SHUT) and Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust (MEHT) ceased to exist on
31 March 2020. 

 

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April 2020 by merger of Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust, Basildon
and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Southend
University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, is now responsible for all
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Nicola Frost

Freedom of Information Manager – MSE Group

Corporate Governance & Membership Services

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Basildon University Hospital, Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5NL

Telephone: 01268 593631

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