Reference 2018-631

REF:           2018-631

Subject:       Sanitary products

 

Request:

1. Does your trust provide free female sanitary products (such as sanitary pads and tampons, but excluding maternity sanitary products) to in-patients?

2. Does your trust have a policy covering the provision of female sanitary products (such as sanitary pads and tampons, but excluding maternity sanitary products) to in-patients? If yes, please provide this policy.

3. How many premises with inpatient beds are there in your trust, and at how many of these premises are female sanitary products (such as sanitary pads and tampons, but excluding maternity sanitary products) available to purchase on site? For example, in shops or bathroom vending-machines.

4. How much did your trust spend (£) on female sanitary products (such as sanitary pads and tampons, but excluding maternity sanitary products) in the following financial years:

  • 2017/18
  • 2016/17
  • 2015/16
  • 2014/15
  • 2013/14
  • 2012/13

And, where possible, please provide a breakdown of this spending against the products’ NHS Supply Chain catalogue codes.

5. How many inpatients beds were there in your trust for each of the following financial years?

  • 2017/18
  • 2016/17
  • 2015/16
  • 2014/15
  • 2013/14
  • 2012/13

6. Please provide a list of all items that are supplied to in-patients free of charge in your trust, and a list of all items which you advise in-patients to bring with them for an overnight or extended stay.

 

 

Response:

Please find information attached.

2018-631 – FOI Request – Sanitary products [119 kb] PDF

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