Reference 2017-460

REF:            2017-460

Subject:        Patient sent to a zoo




Please may I request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

  • The number of times your trust has sent a patient to a zoo or safari park for a medical investigation or procedure (e.g. MRI scan).
  • For each of these instances please can you detail the following:
    1. The zoo or safari park the patient was sent to.
    2. The investigation or procedure that was carried out.
    3. The reason why the patient was sent to the zoo and not treated within a hospital or other regular medical facility.





We have not sent any patient to the zoo.