Reference 2017-557

REF:            2017-557

Subject:        Lost Property

    

 

Request:

1)      How many of the following items were recorded as being lost at the hospitals within your NHS trust  – (i) dentures, (ii) spectacles, (iii) hearing aids, (iv) walking sticks, during the financial years 2014/15 2015/16, 2016/17?

 

2)      How much money was paid out to patients as compensation for lost property on hospital grounds during the financial years 2014/15 2015/16, 2016/17?

 

 

Response:

1) How many of the following items were recorded as being lost at the hospitals within your NHS trust  –

(i) dentures,

(ii) spectacles,

(iii) hearing aids,

(iv) walking sticks,

During the financial years 2014/15 2015/16, 2016/17?

We do not currently report by property type but below is a report of the number of complaints/PALS recorded related to lost property within the financial years requested:

2014/15 – 17

2015/16 – 32

2016/17 – 24

2) How much money was paid out to patients as compensation for lost property on hospital grounds during the financial years 2014/15 2015/16, 2016/17? 2014/15          £3,547.95

2015/16          £2,717.77

2016/17          £7,624.86