Reference 2017-161

REF:            2017-161

Subject:        Hospital beds NHS vs private

    

 

Request:

  1. How many NHS patients have been sent to private care by this Trust at the cost of the NHS in in each financial year since 2011?
  2. How much has been spent by this Trust on outsourcing treatment of patient to private companies in each financial year since 2011?
  3. How many beds in total are there in your Trust’s facilities?
  4. How many of these hospital beds are private?

 

 

Response:

1.   How many NHS patients have been sent to private care by this Trust at the cost of the NHS in in each financial year since 2011? 14/15 – 24

16/17 – 13

The patients were sent due to urgent care pressures at the time leading to not being able to get the patients in.

2.   How much has been spent by this Trust on outsourcing treatment of patient to private companies in each financial year since 2011? 14/15 – 0

15/16 – £549k

16/17 – £297k

3.   How many beds in total are there in your Trust’s facilities? •  Beds at the Royal Bolton Hospital Site, (the most up to date ward inventory) – 755.

•  Beds at Darley Court Intermediate Care Centre – 29.

4.   How many of these hospital beds are private? 0