Reference 2017-492

REF:            2017-492

Subject:        Cancer treatment

 

 

Request:

How many patients were treated for cancer by your trust each year since 2010?

How many of these patients in each year were ‘self-funders’ or paid the trust for their treatment, either personally or through an insurer and other third party?

What was the total amount of money raised in this way for each year?

How many patients for each year were ordinary NHS patients, i.e. patients whose care was free at the point of delivery?

How many designated cancer wards does your trust have for each year since 2010?

How many wards, if any, were for ‘self-funders’ and how many were for ordinary NHS patients for each year since 2010?

 

 

Response:

How many patients were treated for cancer by your trust each year since 2010? Please find information attached.

2017-492 – FOI request – Cancer treatment [11 kb] Ms Excel

We only record treatments on Somerset for ordinary NHS patients, so all patients will be classed under this category.  The figures refer to patients with a cancer diagnosis, and with a treatment start date recorded between 1st January 2010 and 31st December 2016.

 How many of these patients in each year were ‘self-funders’ or paid the trust for their treatment, either personally or through an insurer and other third party? We do not record this information that identifies self-funders patients. As such we would not be able to identify if we received any money that way.
 What was the total amount of money raised in this way for each year?
 How many patients for each year were ordinary NHS patients, i.e. patients whose care was free at the point of delivery?
How many designated cancer wards does your trust have for each year since 2010? No dedicated wards.  Only deliver a small amount of inpatient treatment.
 How many wards, if any, were for ‘self-funders’ and how many were for ordinary NHS patients for each year since 2010? No private wards either