Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_4923

Internal Reference Number: FOI_4923

Date Request Received: 26/02/2019 11:21:24

Date Request Replied To: 22/03/2019 08:53:24

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Request Summary: Autism referral times for children and adults

Request Category: Media

 
Question Number 1:
What is the Trust’s target waiting time for assessment after an adult suspected of having autism has been referred?
 
Answer To Question 1:
SDH no longer accept new referrals for autism. All new referrals go to Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership.
So as a trust we have no target waiting time for assessment of autism as we are no longer commissioned to provide this service.
 
Question Number 2:
What is the Trust’s target waiting time for assessment after a child suspected of having autism has been referred?
 
Answer To Question 2:
SDH no longer accept new referrals for child 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.

Please see link through to previous Freedom of Information request 4766: http://www.salisbury.nhs.uk/AboutUs/FreedomOfInformation/PrevFOI/Pages/FOI_4766.aspx
 
Question Number 3:
How many adults were referred to the Trust for autism assessment in 2017/18?
 
Answer To Question 3:
None. Please refer to Q1.
 
Question Number 4:
How many children were referred to the Trust for autism assessment in in 2017/18?
 
Answer To Question 4:
None. Please refer to Q2.
 
Question Number 5:
What was the average waiting time for assessment after an adult suspected of having autism had been referred to the Trust in 2017/18?
 
Answer To Question 5:
N/A
 
Question Number 6:
What was the average waiting time for assessment after a child suspected of having autism had been referred to the Trust in 2017/18?
 
Answer To Question 6:
N/A
 
Question Number 7:
How many adults referred to the Trust for autism assessment are currently waiting for assessment?
 
Answer To Question 7:
None. Please see answer to Q1.
 
Question Number 8:
How many children referred to the Trust for autism assessment are currently waiting for assessment?
 
Answer To Question 8:
None. Please see answer to Q2.
 
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