Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_4766

Date Request Received: 10/12/2018 12:10:32

Date Request Replied To: 14/12/2018 09:11:37

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Request Summary: Autism waiting times, children awaiting diagnosis, diagnosis pathway

Request Category: Health

Question Number 1:
What is your current autism waiting time (average, shortest, longest) referral to diagnosis for children?
Answer To Question 1:
SDH no longer accept new referrals for autism. All new referrals now go to Virgin healthcare. We fedback re diagnosis to our last cohort of patients in Feb 2018.

So as a trust we have no waiting list for first diagnosis of autism as we are no longer commissioned to provide this service
Question Number 2:
Can you break this down to referral to first appointment and give the waiting time (average, shortest, longest)?
Answer To Question 2:
See answer to Question 1.
Question Number 3:
How many children are awaiting diagnosis currently? Please can you break down the number of children with a booked future appointment and those waiting without an appointment?
Answer To Question 3:
See answer to Question 1.
Question Number 4:
Can you provide a copy of the diagnosis pathway, please?
Answer To Question 4:
See answer to Question 1.
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