Reference 2020-575

REF:       2020-575       

Subject:   COVID Pandemic       

 

Request:

 

  1. Total number of deaths within the Trust since the pandemic was declared by the WHO on 11th March 2020.

 

  1. Total number of deaths within the Trust for the same period over each of the previous 10 years (2015-2019).

 

  1. How do doctors fill in the death certificates for patients whom they believe died of what has been called SARS-CoV-2 / Coronavirus / COVID-19, and which of those terms are used?

 

  1. Total number of patients who have died within the Trust since the pandemic was declared, as a direct result of SARS-CoV-2 / Coronavirus / COVID-19, meaning that they died of or directly due to, and not with it.

 

  1. How is it determined whether the patient’s death is due to SARS-Cov-2 / Coronavirus / COVID-19 or not?  Is there a requirement for a positive PCR result?  If so within what time frame would this be prior to the date of death?

 

  1. Of the patients who have SARS-CoV-2 / Coronavirus / COVID-19 on their death certificate, please specify in which part of that certificate it appears – Part 1a, 1b, 1c or part 2.

 

  1. Total bed occupancy in the month of November 2020.

 

  1. Total bed occupancy for November in the previous 10 years (2015-2019).

 

  1. Bed occupancy during the month of November 2020 for patients admitted due to a respiratory problem.

 

  1. Bed occupancy during the month of November in the previous 10 years (2015-2019) for patients admitted due to a respiratory problem.

 

  1. Number of respiratory patients in November 2020 with a positive PCR test for SARS-CoV-2.

 

  1. How do doctors record whether a patient has died due to influenza?

 

  1. How many deaths in the month of November 2020 were attributed to influenza?

 

  1. How many deaths in the November of the previous 10 years were attributed to influenza?

 

  1. Number of COVID 19 deaths so far in the under 60 age bracket.

 

  1. Number of COVID 19 deaths so far in the 60-69 age bracket.

 

  1. Number of COVID 19 deaths so far in the 70-79 age bracket.

 

  1. Number of COVID 19 deaths so far in the over 80’s age bracket.

 

  1. ICU occupancy for each month of 2020 versus ICU occupancy for each month of the previous 10 years.

 

  1. ICU occupancy for each month of 2020 due to  COVID-19.

 

 

 

Response:

We asked for clarification and never received a reply therefore this FOI request has now been closed.