Reference 2016-258

REF:            2016-258

Subject:        Service suspensions

    

 

Request:

I would like to make a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I would like to know:

1)       In the past 12 months, have you suspended any acute services because of a shortage of doctors or nurses to staff the service?

If yes:

  1. a) Which services were suspended?
  2. b) How many suspensions have there been?
  3. c) What was the longest period a service was suspended for?

2.) Intensive care services: Are any ITU beds closed?

If yes:

  1. How many times in the past 12 months have ITU beds had to be closed?

 

 

 

Response:

1)       In the past 12 months, have you suspended any acute services because of a shortage of doctors or nurses to staff the service?

If yes:

a)      Which services were suspended?

b)      How many suspensions have there been?

c)      What was the longest period a service was suspended for?

 

2.) Intensive care services: Are any ITU beds closed?

If yes:

a) How many times in the past 12 months have ITU beds had to be closed?

 

I am not aware of any services being suspended because of a shortage of doctors or nurses.

 

 

 

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