Reference 2016-497

REF:            2016-497

Subject:        Provision of Physiotherapy Services

          

 

Request:

1-      The number of patients on the waiting list for an appointment with a physiotherapist at the year-end 31st March in each year between 2006 and 2016.

2-      The average waiting time for a physiotherapist appointment in each financial year from 2006 to 2016.

The following 2 additional requests are secondary to the above, and if they result in too great an administrative burden or result in a high cost of research then please ignore and focus on points 1 and 2.

3-      Annual expenditure on physiotherapy in the trust each year from 2006 to 2016.

If any of the information requested above in points 1-4 is available monthly, then please could you also supply this. If not, annual figures will be adequate. Additionally, if similar information, though in a slightly different format to that specified (eg by calendar year rather than financial year), is available then please provide this in lieu of the information requested.   Where possible, if this information could be presented in an excel file, that would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

Response:

1-      The number of patients on the waiting list for an appointment with a physiotherapist at the year-end 31st March in each year between 2006 and 2016. We are unable to provide the data below without considerable resource being spent on creating queries specific to Therapy waiting times.   Even if the activity was readily available the positions will be un validated (we report on and validate waiting times for Consultant led specialties, as per national guidance).
2-      The average waiting time for a physiotherapist appointment in each financial year from 2006 to 2016.

 

The following 2 additional requests are secondary to the above, and if they result in too great an administrative burden or result in a high cost of research then please ignore and focus on points 1 and 2.

 

3-      Annual expenditure on physiotherapy in the trust each year from 2006 to 2016.

 

If any of the information requested above in points 1-4 is available monthly, then please could you also supply this. If not, annual figures will be adequate. Additionally, if similar information, though in a slightly different format to that specified (e.g. by calendar year rather than financial year), is available then please provide this in lieu of the information requested.   Where possible, if this information could be presented in an excel file, that would be greatly appreciated.

 

Unfortunately, we do not record the Physiotherapy costs separately from our other Therapy services. As such we are unable to answer the question.