Nursing Agency Spend

Lian made this Freedom of Information request to Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

I am making a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and ask that you provide me with further information on the supply of nursing agency staff to your trust/authority from January 2011 to December 2012 to include the following information:

1 Cost to the trust/authority
2 Band
3 Supplier/Agency
4 Speciality broken down by Theatre, Critical (ie. ITU, HDU, A&E etc) and General

Please provide as much information as is available and if you are unable to answer each point please answer any section where data is available.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Lian

Foi Enquiries (COUNTESS OF CHESTER HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Regards

Claire Jones
Freedom of Information Officer
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Foi Enquiries (COUNTESS OF CHESTER HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Hello

Please see below in response to your Freedom of Information Request.

Q1 Cost to the trust/authority and Q3 Supplier/Agency

Agency Name Cost to Trust
JANE LEWIS HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE 274361.44
MEDACS HEALTH SERVICES PLC 2971.65
NATIONWIDE LOCUM SERVICES 876.32
PULSE HEALTHCARE LTD 19236.63
RANSTAD CARE LTD 349.66
THE ACCIDENT & EMERGENCY AGENCY LTD 3366.00
THE ID GROUP LTD 2850.29
Grand Total 304011.99

Q2. Band - Our nursing costs comprise : Band 2 Healthcare Assistants and Band 5 Registered Nurses. We are unable to produce reports which shows the numbers against each Band.

Q3 Supplier/Agency -
See question 1 above

Q4. Speciality broken down by Theatre, Critical (ie. ITU, HDU, A&E
etc) and General
Agency staff were used in the following specialities.

General
Critical Care (ITU/HDU)
Women & Children's
Emergency Department
Surgical Assessment
Medical Assessment
Outpatients

Regards

Claire Jones
Freedom of Information Officer
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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