Reference 2018-264

REF:            2018-264

Subject:        Upfront charging for overseas patients

 

Request:

  1. The number of overseas visitors, migrants and former UK residents who have been charged upfront for healthcare treatment by the Trust since October 2017 (excluding private patients using paid-for services offered by the Trust)
  2. The total costs charged for the treatments referred to in question 1
  3. The number of overseas visitors, migrants and former UK residents who have been refused healthcare treatment by the Trust since October 2017 because they did not pay upfront charges that were imposed (excluding private patients using paid-for services offered by the Trust)
  4. Any data the Trust holds on the reasons for the refusal/inability of the patients referred in response to question 3 to pay the imposed upfront charges
  5. Any data the Trust holds on the conditions the patients referred to in response to question 3 wished to be treated for, or alternatively the treatments that were subject to the imposed charges (these may be grouped into over-arching categories for data protection reasons)

 

 

Response:

The number of overseas visitors, migrants and former UK residents who have been charged upfront for healthcare treatment by the Trust since October 2017 (excluding private patients using paid-for services offered by the Trust) Eight
The total costs charged for the treatments referred to in question 1 Total cost for question 1 is: £7246.26
The number of overseas visitors, migrants and former UK residents who have been refused healthcare treatment by the Trust since October 2017 because they did not pay upfront charges that were imposed (excluding private patients using paid-for services offered by the Trust) One
Any data the Trust holds on the reasons for the refusal/inability of the patients referred in response to question 3 to pay the imposed upfront charges The patient claim that is British but is Not ‘Ordinarily Resident’ in the UK.
Any data the Trust holds on the conditions the patients referred to in response to question 3 wished to be treated for, or alternatively the treatments that were subject to the imposed charges (these may be grouped into over-arching categories for data protection reasons) We cannot disclose this information because individual can be identified due the low number of cases.