Patients with dental problems at A&E departments

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Hello,

Please can I request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

1) In the financial year 2018-19, how many patients presented at your A&E departments (to include major A&E departments, minor injuries units and walk-in centres) with dental health problems?
Of these:
a) Of the patients presenting with dental health problems, how many received treatment at the hospital during that visit?
b) Of the patients presenting with dental health problems, can the numbers please be broken down by type of problem e.g. toothache, loss of teeth, bleeding from the mouth.
c) Of the patients presenting with dental health problems, can the numbers please be broken down by age of the patient e.g. 0-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, 90+
d) Of the patients presenting with dental health problems, how many were not registered with an NHS dentist?

2) Can we please get the figures above, but for the following financial years (separately):
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2019-20 to Jan 1st 2020.

If the above request cannot be accommodated within cost limits, please can you provide me with advice and assistance on how I may refine my request.

Kind regards,

Claire Wilde

FREEDOMOFINFORMATION (EPSOM AND ST HELIER UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST), Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

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From: Claire Wilde <[FOI #631988 email]>
Sent: 06 January 2020 16:36
To: FREEDOMOFINFORMATION (EPSOM AND ST HELIER UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST)
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Patients with dental problems at A&E departments

Hello,

Please can I request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

1) In the financial year 2018-19, how many patients presented at your A&E departments (to include major A&E departments, minor injuries units and walk-in centres) with dental health problems?
Of these:
a) Of the patients presenting with dental health problems, how many received treatment at the hospital during that visit?
b) Of the patients presenting with dental health problems, can the numbers please be broken down by type of problem e.g. toothache, loss of teeth, bleeding from the mouth.
c) Of the patients presenting with dental health problems, can the numbers please be broken down by age of the patient e.g. 0-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, 90+
d) Of the patients presenting with dental health problems, how many were not registered with an NHS dentist?

2) Can we please get the figures above, but for the following financial years (separately):
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2019-20 to Jan 1st 2020.

If the above request cannot be accommodated within cost limits, please can you provide me with advice and assistance on how I may refine my request.

Kind regards,

Claire Wilde

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FREEDOMOFINFORMATION (EPSOM AND ST HELIER UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST), Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Dear Ms Wilde,

 

Further to your recent Freedom of Information request, please find
attached our letter of response.

 

Yours sincerely, 

Teresa O’Brien| Deputy Head of Corporate Governance

Corporate Affairs | Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

T: 020 8296 4992 | E: [1][email address] |
W: [2]www.epsom-sthelier.nhs.uk/

 

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Hello

Many thanks for this helpful response.

Can I query one answer? It says in 2014/15, 522 people presented with a dental problem of which 540 (a larger number) were treated for a dental problem. Is this right?

Can I also ask - do the figures relate to A&E only or do they also include any minor injury units/walk-in centres?

With thanks in advance,

Claire Wilde

FREEDOMOFINFORMATION (EPSOM AND ST HELIER UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST), Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Dear Mr Wilde,

Thank you for your email.

Apologies for the confusion in our original response, this was a typographical error. A new version is attached.

In regards to your second question the information provided relates to just A&E, but this does include the UCCs and Eye Unit.

Yours sincerely,

Teresa O’Brien| Deputy Head of Corporate Governance
Corporate Affairs | Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
T: 020 8296 4992 | E: [email address] | W: www.epsom-sthelier.nhs.uk/

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From: Claire Wilde <[FOI #631988 email]>
Sent: 27 January 2020 11:33
To: FREEDOMOFINFORMATION (EPSOM AND ST HELIER UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST)
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request 5867

Hello

Many thanks for this helpful response.

Can I query one answer? It says in 2014/15, 522 people presented with a dental problem of which 540 (a larger number) were treated for a dental problem. Is this right?

Can I also ask - do the figures relate to A&E only or do they also include any minor injury units/walk-in centres?

With thanks in advance,

Claire Wilde

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Great, much appreciated.
Yours sincerely,

Claire Wilde