Overseas Visitor charging schedule

S Garg made this Freedom of Information request to Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust,
1. Please provide full schedule of charges that are levied if an overseas visitor is treated in JR Hospital.
2. Charges specially for emergency coronary treatment.

3. When do the charging begin-
when brought in A&E by ambulance (including ambulance)
or when moved to A&E Assesment wards
or after moving into general/departmental wards.

Yours faithfully,

S Garg

FOIA (RTH) OUH,

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your email sent on the 15th October 2015.
Please can you stream line your request re point three for clarity.

Regards,

Valerie Gray

Freedom of Information Officer
Planning & Information
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The John Radcliffe Hospital
Headley Way | Headington | Oxford | OX3 9DU

Tel: 01865 272470
Email: [email address]

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Dear FOIA (RTH) OUH,
My query number 3 relates as to when you begin charging the patient in hospital -
A. Is it when patient is brought in A&E by ambulance (including ambulance charge)?
B. or when moved to A&E Assesment wards (within A&E department and A&E consultant area)?
C. or after moving into general/departmental wards (for further planned treatment)?
Hope this clarifies.

Yours sincerely,
S Garg

FOIA (RTH) OUH,

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The John Radcliffe Hospital
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FOIA (RTH) OUH,

Dear Mr. S Garg

 

I am writing to respond to your request sent on the 15^th October 2015.
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust can confirm that it holds
the data that you requested.

 

1. Please provide full schedule of charges that are levied if an overseas
visitor is   treated in JR Hospital.

 

Charges are according to the National Tariff

[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

Annex 5 is the Tariff document

Prices remained the same for 2015-16

From the 6th April 2015 all charges to non-EEA chargeable patients are
subject to a 50% loading.

This is an instruction by the Department of Health.

[2]https://www.gov.uk/government/news/plans...

 

2. Charges specially for emergency coronary treatment.

 

There are no specific charges for emergency coronary treatment.

Charges are levied in accordance with the National Tariff.

 

3. My query number 3 relates as to when you begin charging the patient in
hospital  

 

A. Is it when patient is brought in A&E by ambulance (including ambulance
charge)?

No

 

B. or when moved to A&E Assesment wards (within A&E department and A&E
consultant area)?

Yes

 

C. or after moving into general/departmental wards (for further planned
treatment)?

Yes or being given, and attending, an outpatient appointment

 

As defined in the Charging Regulations (2015)

 

The following services are free at the point of use to everyone to all
people. A charge cannot be made or recovered from any overseas visitor
for:

accident and emergency (A&E) services, this includes all A&E services
provided at an NHS hospital, e.g. those provided at a walk-in centre or
urgent healthcare centre.

 

This does not include those emergency services provided after the overseas
visitor has been accepted as an inpatient, or at a follow-up outpatient
appointment, for which charges must be levied unless the overseas visitor
is exempt from charge in their own right;

 

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Trust (ORH) merged with the Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (NOC)
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Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Valerie Gray

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Planning & Information

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The John Radcliffe Hospital

Headley Way | Headington | Oxford | OX3 9DU

 

Tel: 01865 72470

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Dear FOIA (RTH) OUH,
Thank you.
You have answered my question-
"B. or when moved to A&E Assesment wards (within A&E department and A&E
consultant area)?
Yes"

Surely this is not true as the guidance at-
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy...
at Page 34 states
Q: Can I charge someone for A&E services while on an observation ward?
A: No, patients kept in observation wards, or similar, attached to A&E departments are usually
still under the healthcare of the A&E consultant and should not be charged unless and until
they are formally admitted to NHS hospital as an inpatient.

Please provide clarification

Yours sincerely,

S Garg