Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_4687

Internal Reference Number: FOI_4687

Date Request Received: 25/10/2018 16:24:06

Date Request Replied To: 08/11/2018 08:54:17

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Request Summary: Opel 4 status

Request Category: Media

 
Question Number 1:
How many days has your trust been on Opel 4 (formerly Black Alert) in the last 12 months (September 2017 – September 2018)?

Can you please state the dates you were on Opel 4?
 
Answer To Question 1:
Please be advised, the OPEL data held by the Trust is from working days (Mon-Fri) only and from 22/03/2016 onwards. The Trust didn't collect this data centrally with an IT solution prior to this date.

In the period 01/09/2017 to 01/10/2018 there were 19 working days where the Trust was on OPEL 4 status.

This was over the following dates:

12/12/2017
13/12/2017
14/12/2017
02/01/2018
03/01/2018
08/01/2018
20/02/2018
06/03/2018
07/08/2018
21/08/2018
22/08/2018
11/09/2018
12/09/2018
13/09/2018
14/09/2018
25/09/2018
26/09/2018
27/09/2018
28/09/2018
 
Question Number 2:
What was the longest period your trust was on Opel 4/Black Alert in the last five years (up to September 2018)?

Can you please state the start and finish dates?
 
Answer To Question 2:
Please be advised, the OPEL data held by the Trust is from working days (Mon-Fri) only and from 22/03/2016 onwards. The Trust didn't collect this data centrally with an IT solution prior to this date.

In the period 01/10/2013 to 30/09/2018 there were a maximum of 5 consecutive days when the Trust was on OPEL 4 status, which occurred 5 times from 22/03/2016 onwards, excluding Sat/Sun, as explained above.

This was over the following dates:

01/08/2016
26/09/2016
31/10/2016
14/11/2016
09/01/2017
 
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