Reference 2018-183

REF:        2018-183   

Subject:    Walking frames used by the Trust   

    

 

Request:

Please find below a Freedom of Information request for the following information:

  • In the last 5 years, how many walking frames (including zimmer frames, wheeled walkers, rollators and pick-up walkers) and how many walking sticks have been issued to patients by your Trust?  Please include separate numbers for each category of walking aid.
  • What was the total spend by your Trust on the above for each of the last 5 years? (if possible, please break this down by year and item type).
  • How many of the above have been returned to your Trust by patients over the last 5 years? (if possible, please break this down by year and item type).
  • Of those returned, how many were deemed fit for re-use and how many were classed as unfit for re-issue?

 

If it is possible for this information to be provided by return of email in Excel format it would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

Response:

In the last 5 years, how many walking frames (including zimmer frames, wheeled walkers, rollators and pick-up walkers) and how many walking sticks have been issued to patients by your Trust?  Please include separate numbers for each category of walking aid. Please find attached our excel spreadsheet of all equipment ordered since 2014/15.

2018-183 – FOI request – Walking frames used by the Trust [23 kb] Ms Excel

We do not have the numbers of the frames that are returned or condemned and we only have the costing of the equipment we pay for as a department, the rest is paid for by social services.

 

The info we have on returns and condemned equipment is just e/c as below:

 

For 2016

We had 1126 pairs of adult elbow crutches returned

We condemned a total of 100 e/c’s in total

 

For 2017

Returned elbow crutches 1241

Condemned 199

 

What was the total spend by your Trust on the above for each of the last 5 years? (if possible, please break this down by year and item type).
How many of the above have been returned to your Trust by patients over the last 5 years? (if possible, please break this down by year and item type).
Of those returned, how many were deemed fit for re-use and how many were classed as unfit for re-issue?