Reference 2017-635

REF:            2017-635

Subject:        Hydrotherapy Pools

    

 

Request:

– What was the total cost of maintaining the hydrotherapy pools in your NHS trust between October 2016 and October 2017 and how many pools do you have? Can you specify which hospitals these are at?

– If possible, can I also have a breakdown of the maintenance cost per pool during the same time period?

– If this total cost include staff costs could you give the total amount relating to staff costs separately for this period?

– How much revenue did you raise between October 2016 and October 2017 from charging people to use the hydrotherapy pools in the hospitals within your NHS trust?

– Have any hydrotherapy pools been closed down in your NHS trust in the time period October 2014- October 2017? If yes, which hospitals had their hydrotherapy pools closed down?

– What were the reasons for the hydrotherapy pool closures at hospitals within your NHS trust?

 

 

Response:

The hydrotherapy pool used by MSK physio does not belong to the Trust – we hire the pool at Bolton One.

 

The cost of this is £20 per hour + VAT, and the cost of a sports centre lifeguard to be in attendance is £10 per hour + VAT. We use the pool 8 hours per week, and pay for a lifeguard for 2 hours per week.

What was the total cost of maintaining the hydrotherapy pools in your NHS trust between October 2016 and October 2017 and how many pools do you have? [Can you specify which hospitals these are at?] N/A as advised above, we hire the hydrotherapy pool, do not pay additional sum for pool maintenance.
– If possible, can I also have a breakdown of the maintenance cost per pool during the same time period? N/A
– If this total cost include staff costs could you give the total amount relating to staff costs separately for this period? N/A
– How much revenue did you raise between October 2016 and October 2017 from charging people to use the hydrotherapy pools in the hospitals within your NHS trust? N/A

 

– Have any hydrotherapy pools been closed down in your NHS trust in the time period October 2014- October 2017? If yes, which hospitals had their hydrotherapy pools closed down? No
– What were the reasons for the hydrotherapy pool closures at hospitals within your NHS trust? N/A