Reference 2019-399

REF:            2019-399

Subject:        Community Equipment Service

    

 

Request:

Name of Community Equipment Service:

 

  1. What is the population size and geographical area served by your Community Equipment Service?

 

  1. How many registered patients do you currently have with equipment on issue?

 

  1. How much did you spend on pressure care items for community equipment from:
  • Beginning April 2018 – end March 2019?
  • Beginning April 2017 – end March 2018?
  • Beginning April 2016 – end March 2017?

 

  1. How many community acquired grade 3 and 4 pressure ulcers were recorded within your area for the period:
  • Beginning April 2018 – end March 2019?
  • Beginning April 2017 – end March 2018?
  • Beginning April 2016 – end March 2017?

 

  1. How many community acquired grade 2 pressure ulcers were recorded within your area for the period:
  • Beginning April 2018 – end March 2019?
  • Beginning April 2017 – end March 2018?
  • Beginning April 2016 – end March 2017?

 

  1. What pressure care equipment do you offer within your core stock?

EG: Static mattress, air flow mattress, static pressure cushion, air pressure cushions, flexi gel pads, heel boots etc

And how many on average do you issue of each per month?

 

  1. Please can you share any guidance / clinical criteria used by clinicians when selecting which pressure area care equipment to issue?

 

 

Response:

Please find information attached.

2019-399 FoI – Community Equipment Service [129 kb] PDF

Operational Protocol for Community Loan Equipment [927 kb] PDF