Resources used in treating private patients

Sasha Pearce made this Freedom of Information request to Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

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Dear Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request information.

Please could you provide responses to the following:
1. Please state the number of private patients who received treatment using equipment, resources or facilities owned by your NHS Trust in the period 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.
2. Please state of those private patients who received treatment using equipment, resources or facilities owned by your NHS Trust, how many were operated on using general or local anaesthetic?
3. Of those who underwent an operation please state the relevant speciality?
4. Of those patients who underwent an operation, how many received post operative care in (a) an NHS ward or (b) a separate ward specifically for private patients?
5. Please state the numbers of medical and non-medical staff involved in the provision of treatment (eg including the cleaning, catering, hotel facilities and administration etc)?
6. Please state the whole cost to your NHS Trust of providing the treatment above?
7. Please state the amount billed to the private health provider(s) for provision of this treatment?

Please provide the information in the form of a written response.

If it is not possible to provide the information requested because it exceeds the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under your Section 16 obligations, as to how I can refine my request to be included in the scope of the Act.

In any case, if you can identify ways that my request could be refined please provide further advice and assistance to indicate this.

I look forward to your response within 20 working days, as stipulated by the Act.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to clarify what I am asking for. My details are outlined below.

Yours faithfully,

Sasha Pearce

MEHT FOI (RQ8) Mid Essex Hospital, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

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MEHT FOI (RQ8) Mid Essex Hospital, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

Dear Sasha
 
Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act.
 
Please find our response beneath:
 
1.   Please state the number of private patients who received treatment
using equipment, resources or facilities owned by your NHS Trust in the
period 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. (646 taken from private
patient data)
 
2.   Please state of those private patients who received treatment using
equipment, resources or facilities owned by your NHS Trust, how many were
operated on using general or local anaesthetic? (We would only know this
by interrogating individual medical records which we do not do for the
purposes of answering an FOI response)
 
3.  Of those who underwent an operation please state the relevant
speciality? (General Surgery)
 
4.  Of those patients who underwent an operation, how many received
post-operative care in (a) an NHS ward or (b) a separate ward specifically
for private patients?  (All private patients are nursed on an NHS ward
only offered a side room should one be available - we do not have private
facilities)
 
5. Please state the numbers of medical and non-medical staff involved in
the provision of treatment (eg including the cleaning, catering, hotel
facilities and administration etc)? (All private patients receive the same
high level of care provided to our NHS patients )
 
6. Please state the whole cost to your NHS Trust of providing the
treatment above? (Not able to provide a meaningful response to this
question without further detail)
 
7. Please state the amount billed to the private health provider(s) for
provision of this treatment? (Private Health providers are billed as per
agreed tariff )
 
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Rebecca
Rebecca Pascoe-Youell
 
Public Information Manager
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Subject: Freedom of Information request - Resources used in treating
private patients
 
Dear Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust,
 
I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request
information.
 
Please could you provide responses to the following:
1.      Please state the number of private patients who received treatment
using equipment, resources or facilities owned by your NHS Trust in the
period 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.
2.      Please state of those private patients who received treatment
using equipment, resources or facilities owned by your NHS Trust, how many
were operated on using general or local anaesthetic?   
3.      Of those who underwent an operation please state the relevant
speciality?
4.      Of those patients who underwent an operation, how many received
post operative care in (a) an NHS ward or (b) a separate ward specifically
for private patients? 
5. Please state the numbers of medical and non-medical staff involved in
the provision of treatment (eg including the cleaning, catering, hotel
facilities and administration etc)?
6. Please state the whole cost to your NHS Trust of providing the
treatment above?
7. Please state the amount billed to the private health provider(s) for
provision of this treatment?
 
Information in this message may contain confidential and privileged
information. If you are not the intended recipient please accept our
apologies; please do not disclose, copy or distribute information in this
e-mail or take any action in reliance on its contents: to do so is
strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. Please inform us that this
message has gone astray before deleting it. Content of emails received by
this Trust will be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000. Unless the information is legally exempt from disclosure,
confidentiality of this e-mail and your reply cannot be guaranteed. Thank
you for your co-operation.

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