Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_4656

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:
Yes.
 
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.
 
Answer To Question 2:
No.
 
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:

• 2017/18
• 2016/17
• 2015/16
• 2014/15
• 2013/14
• 2012/13

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?

• 2017/18
• 2016/17
• 2015/16
• 2014/15
• 2013/14
• 2012/13
 
Answer To Question 5:
Year Inpatient beds taken from submitted KH03
2012/13 508
2013/14 528
2014/15 549
2015/16 565
2016/17 574
2017/18 585
 
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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