Dear London Strategic Health Authority,
Please could you advise me as to ;
1. Which London NHS Hospitals undertake coiling of patients with a sub arachnoid haemorrage out of normal hours ( i.e after 5.30 pm) or at the weekend ?
2. If there are such NHS hospitals in London, is there a system to enable patients to be transferred from NHS hospitals that do not undertake weekend/ out of hours coiling of a sub arachnoid haemorrage to hospitals that do such operations out of normal hours ( i.e after 5.30 pm) or at the weekend ?
3. If there is no such system at present , are there plans to create such a system in the future ?
Dear Mr Bell,
Thank you for your email.
I have been informed that NHS London does not hold the information you have requested. I would therefore suggest contacting PCT Clusters in the first instance to see whether they may hold the information you require. Failing that, you would need to contact local NHS organisations directly. Contact details can be found through the following link;
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