Total knee replacement operations

Mr G Davies made this Freedom of Information request to Hywel Dda University Health Board

This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

The request was refused by Hywel Dda University Health Board.

Dear Hywel Dda Local Health Board,
Could you please let me know how many total knee replacement operations have proved
unsuccessful during the last 5 years. How many of these unsuccessful operations have required a second operation ( terciary?) to help overcome problems resulting from the first operation ? How many of the second operations have proved unsuccessful ? A breakdown of the % rate of failure of each consultant ?

Yours faithfully,

Mr Gordon Davies

FOI HywelDda (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information), Hywel Dda University Health Board

FOI/162/14

 

15th September 2014

 

Dear Mr Davies

 

Information Requested Under The Freedom Of Information Act 2000

 

Thank you for your recent request for the supply of information relating
to unsuccessful knee operations.

 

Under the Act, the Health Board is required to supply the information to
you within 20 working days.  In terms of your request, this means that the
information should be provided by 10th September 2014.  If this is not
possible, a further letter will be sent advising you of the progress made
in satisfying your request.

 

Please find attached our [1]leaflet giving guidance on our procedure for
managing requests for information that is covered under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Officer

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda/Hywel Dda University Health Board

Adeilad Springfield/Springfield Building

Ysbyty Cyffredinol Llwynhelyg/Withybush General Hospital

Heol Abergwaun/Fishguard Road

Hwlffordd/Haverfordwest

Sir Benfro/Pembrokeshire

SA61 2PZ

 

Rhif Phone/Telephone: 01437 834494

References

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FOI HywelDda (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information), Hywel Dda University Health Board

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Dear Mr Davies
 
I enclose a response to your request for information.
 
Regards
 
Karen Morris
 

Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Officer

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda/Hywel Dda University Health Board

Adeilad Springfield/Springfield Building

Ysbyty Cyffredinol Llwynhelyg/Withybush General Hospital

Heol Abergwaun/Fishguard Road

Hwlffordd/Haverfordwest

Sir Benfro/Pembrokeshire

SA61 2PZ

 

Rhif Phone/Telephone: 01437 834494

Dear Hywel Dda Local Health Board,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Hywel Dda Local Health Board's handling of my FOI request 'Total knee replacement operations'.

I find it extremely unbelievable that with today's technology, HDLHB are still"manually" maintaining the information requested. If this truly is the case, then all I can add is that it is about time HDLHB executives brought the organisation into the 21st century.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/t...

Yours faithfully,

Mr G Davies

Mr G Davies left an annotation ()

Totally failed to answer any of my questions.

FOI HywelDda (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information), Hywel Dda University Health Board

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Dear Mr Davies
 
I enclose a response to your request for a review of information
originally provided.
 
Regards
Karen Morris
 

Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Officer

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda/Hywel Dda University Health Board

Adeilad Springfield/Springfield Building

Ysbyty Cyffredinol Llwynhelyg/Withybush General Hospital

Heol Abergwaun/Fishguard Road

Hwlffordd/Haverfordwest

Sir Benfro/Pembrokeshire

SA61 2PZ

 

Rhif Phone/Telephone: 01437 834494

L Screen left an annotation ()

Dear Mr Davies,
I'm a private individual who is currently scrutinising/investigating data at the Hwel Dda Health Board following a report to me by a member of staff that the data provided by staff is being reported differently in corporate publications. I have lots of work to do and do not know yet if the claim is true but in pursuing this I noticed your FOI request here and the response of the Board. You may not be aware but data on all joint replacements is provided for Withybush and other Pembs and Carmarthenshire hospitals to the National Joint Registry Service here: http://www.njrcentre.org.uk/njrcentre/he... I do not know whether this / they are able to answer your questions - but the figures are collated every year for the total numbers of operations on a hospital by hospital basis and over more than 5 years. Data reports are also available to clinicians together with further analysis links to surgeons performance and best practice. Hope this helps, Kind regards L S