Reference 2016-460

REF:            2016-460

Subject:        Pet therapy

          

 

Request:

1) Has the Trust   ever used any form of pet therapy or animal assisted therapy in your hospitals?

2) If your Trust has used such services how have they been provided to the Trust ie Voluntary or funded by the Trust and has this remained the same or changed between voluntary and funded?

2) What do you estimate the cost to be to the Trust of using animal assisted therapy by year for the last 5 years ( if applicable)

3) Who is responsible within the Trust for organising Pet Therapy Services?

4) What policies and procedures have been put in place as safeguards for using animals in  hospitals?

5) What qualifications / certifications does the Trust expect therapy animals to hold to guarantee patient safety?

 

 

Response:

1) Has the Trust   ever used any form of pet therapy or animal assisted therapy in your hospitals? Pet therapy has not been used at the Trust in the last 15 years.
2) If your Trust has used such services how have they been provided to the Trust ie Voluntary or funded by the Trust and has this remained the same or changed between voluntary and funded?
2) What do you estimate the cost to be to the Trust of using animal assisted therapy by year for the last 5 years ( if applicable)
3) Who is responsible within the Trust for organising Pet Therapy Services?
4) What policies and procedures have been put in place as safeguards for using animals in  hospitals?
5) What qualifications / certifications does the Trust expect therapy animals to hold to guarantee patient safety?

 

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