Reference 2018-433

REF:            2018-433

Subject:        Walking frames, sticks and crutches

    

 

Request:

Can you please provide me in an EXCEL file (please make sure that your response will actually be in an EXCEL file not in PDF or WORD)  with the following information?

1) How many crutches, walking frames and walking sticks were purchased by your trust in the financial year 2017/18, 2016/17 and 2015/16 (please break the figure down by financial year)?

2) What was the total spend in the above years on a) crutches b) walking frames c) walking sticks (please break the figure down by financial year)?

3)  How many have been given to patients and have not been returned in each financial year (please break the figure down by financial year)?

 

 

Response:

Please find information attached.

2018-433 – FOI Request – Walking frames, sticks and crutches [17 kb] MS Excel

 

I have included the data regarding what was ordered over the 3 financial years and the overall spend per annum for walking aids. To ask for a breakdown of spend against each type of product is unrealistic and not achievable.

 

Additionally, we do not collect the information for the number of returns.