Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_4668

Date Request Received: 22/10/2018 09:47:10

Date Request Replied To: 08/11/2018 08:54:39

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Request Summary: Crutches/mobility aids

Request Category: Private Individuals

Question Number 1:
Do you have a system for recording loans and returns of:

a. Crutches
b. Wheelchairs
c. Other walking aids
Answer To Question 1:
Question Number 2:
If yes, please provide, for each category and for each of the past five financial years:

a. How much you spent on the items
b. The number of items bought
c. The number of items issued to patients
d. The number of items returned by patients
e. The number of items reused for other patients
f. The number of items disposed of, and where available, their destination (e.g. sent to waste firm, donated to care home)
Answer To Question 2:
Information not held.
Question Number 3:
Please provide me with a copy of any trust guidelines on the purchase and disposal of crutches, wheelchairs and walking aids.
Answer To Question 3:
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