Serious incidents and deaths of patients with a learning disability

George Julian made this Freedom of Information request to County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust,

Please could you provide the following information:

1a) total number of deaths that have occurred at the Trust in each of the the last five years (please provide data broken down by year)
1b) the number of these deaths that were classified as unexpected

2a) total number of deaths that have been referred to the Coroner by the Trust in each of the last five years
2b) of these, the number of deaths of patients with a learning disability referred to the Coroner

3a) total number of deaths of patients with a learning disability that have occurred at the Trust in each of the last five years (please provide total number and indicate whether they were inpatients at the time of their deaths)
3b) of these, the number of these deaths of patients with a learning disability that were classified as unexpected

4a) total number of deaths at the Trust reported as an incident on the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) in each of the last five years
4b) total number of deaths at the Trust reported on Strategic Executive Information System (STEIS) in each of the last five years
4c) if possible, please indicate the number of these that relate to patients with a learning disability

5a) total number of initial 72-hour reviews into deaths (as defined by the NHS Serious Incident Framework) in each of the last five years
5b) total number of investigations into deaths (as defined by the NHS SI Framework) in each of the last five years - please provide data broken down by severity, Level 1 internal investigations, Level 2 comprehensive internal investigations, Level 3 independent investigations. Please also indicate whether the numbers refer to investigations opened or completed.

Many thanks for your time.

Yours faithfully,
Dr George Julian

cddftFOI (COUNTY DURHAM AND DARLINGTON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

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Our reference: 01.17.37

 

 

Dear Mr Julian,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Acknowledgement.

 

I acknowledge your request for information received on 30 January 2017.

 

Your request is being considered and a response will be sent to you
promptly and not later than 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

If appropriate, the information may be provided in electronic medium in
normal font size.  If you require alternative formats such as large print
or paper format, please let me know.

 

If you have any queries or concerns, please contact me at the email
address above.

 

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Information Commissioner's Office

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SK9 5AF

 

 

 

 

Kind Regards

Linda Wilson

 

For and on behalf of Joanna Tyrrell, FOI Officer

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cddftFOI (COUNTY DURHAM AND DARLINGTON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Dr Julian

 

In order to provide the correct information could you please clarify if
you would like the information in calendar Years or financial years.

 

 

I would be grateful of you  could please get back to us by cop  Wednesday
15 February.  If we do not hear back from you by this date we will close
down your request. Please note, until we hear back from you the ‘clock
stops’ with regards to the 20 working day timeframe.

 

 

 

Kind Regards

Linda Wilson

 

For and on behalf of Joanna Tyrrell, FOI Officer

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|County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust |
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|Linda Wilson | |Trust Headquarters |
| | | |
|Corporate Records Assistant | |Darlington Memorial Hospital |
| | |Hollyhurst Road |
|  | |Darlington |
| | |County Durham |
|  | |DL3 6HX |
| | |Switchboard Tel: 01325 380 100|
|  | | |
| | |Direct Ext 44178 |
|  | | |
| | |[2][email address] |
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| | |[3]www.cddft.nhs.uk |
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This email and any files attached to it may be of a confidential nature,
and are only to be opened by the intended recipient. If you receive this
email by error please notify the sender immediately. This email is from
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust and any opinions
expressed in it are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the
opinions of the Trust. The contents of any email even if marked
confidential, may be disclosed in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and Data Protection Act 1998.

 

 

 

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Dear Linda,

Thanks for getting in touch to seek clarification of my request and my apologies that it was not clearer in the first instance.

I am happy to accept the data however it is easiest for the Trust to provide it. I had assumed that would be financial years with 2016/17 being year to date, however calendar years would work if that is your preference.

Many thanks
George

cddftFOI (COUNTY DURHAM AND DARLINGTON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Dr Julian

Please find attached the response to your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

I have also attached a copy of our client satisfaction survey and would be most grateful if you could please take two minutes of your time to complete it and email it back to me.

Kind regards

Joanna Tyrrell

Joanna Tyrrell
Freedom of Information Officer

Executive Corridor
Darlington Memorial Hospital
Hollyhurst Road
Darlington
DL3 6HX
Tel: 01325 743700
[email address]
www.cddft.nhs.uk

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