Reference 2018-647

REF:           2018-647

Subject:       Diabetes care

 

Request:

  1. Does your Trust employ a diabetes inpatient specialist nurse? For clarity, a nurse specialising in diabetes care for inpatients in your hospitals.

 

  1. Does your Trust record the number of days on average that patients with diabetes spend as inpatients in your hospital, and if so, what is this figure for 2018?

 

  1. If you do record the above information (from question 2), how does this compare to the average number of days spent in hospital by patients without diabetes?

 

  1. Does your Trust employ a multidisciplinary foot care team to manage diabetes related amputations and if so, what is the staff mix?

 

 

Response:

1. Does your Trust employ a diabetes inpatient specialist nurse? For clarity, a nurse specialising in diabetes care for inpatients in your hospitals. We do not employ a specific nurse for inpatient care however we do provide regular Diabetes inpatient care Monday – Friday through our nursing team.
2. Does your Trust record the number of days on average that patients with diabetes spend as inpatients in your hospital, and if so, what is this figure for 2018? Please find information attached.

2018-647 – FOI Request – Diabetes care [11 kb] MS Word

3. If you do record the above information (from question 2), how does this compare to the average number of days spent in hospital by patients without diabetes?
4. Does your Trust employ a multidisciplinary foot care team to manage diabetes related amputations and if so, what is the staff mix? Yes. Our MDT consists of a Consultant Diabetologist, Diabetes Specialist Podiatry and General Podiatry. We also have support from Vascular services.

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