Internal Reference Number: FOI_4656
Date Request Received: 15/10/2018 08:56:04
Date Request Replied To: 31/10/2018 09:00:06
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Request Summary: Complimentary products for inpatients
Request Category: Health
|Question Number 1:|
Does your trust provide free female sanitary products (such as sanitary pads and tampons, but excluding maternity sanitary products) to in-patients?
|Answer To Question 1:|
|Question Number 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.
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|Question Number 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.
|Answer To Question 3:|
The Trust has one hospital site (premises), female sanitary products are available for sale in the shop at the hospital main entrance.
|Question Number 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:
And, where possible, please provide a breakdown of this spending against the products’ NHS Supply Chain catalogue codes.
|Answer To Question 4:|
See attached spreadsheet.Copy of FOI 4656 Q4.xlsx
|Question Number 5:|
How many inpatients beds were there in your trust for each of the following financial years?
|Answer To Question 5:|
Year Inpatient beds taken from submitted KH03
|Question Number 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.
|Answer To Question 6:|
Items in spreadsheet to Question 4.
Patients are advised their own sanitary wear, although pads are available on request or for clinical need.
|Please see attachments:|
|Copy of FOI 4656 Q4.xlsx|
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