Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_4936

Internal Reference Number: FOI_4936

Date Request Received: 04/03/2019 11:47:01

Date Request Replied To: 13/03/2019 08:25:51

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Request Summary: Medical bills given to overseas patients Apr 2016 - Mar 2019

Request Category: Private Individuals

 
Question Number 1:
Please provide the total sum of medical bills given to overseas patients who were not entitled to free treatment on the NHS during the period April 2016 - present date.
 
Answer To Question 1:
Please see the Trust's Annual Accounts for 2016-17 and 2017-18 - Note 3.2 at the following link:

http://www.salisbury.nhs.uk/AboutUs/TrustReportsAndReviews/Pages/landing.aspx

2018-19 year to date £96k
 
Question Number 2:
The outstanding total from medical bills given in this period owed by overseas patients who were not entitled to free treatment on the NHS
 
Answer To Question 2:
£37k
 
Question Number 3:
The highest medical bill given to an individual patient, brief details of the treatment they received and how much of that bill remains outstanding
 
Answer To Question 3:
Highest bill £24k, oncology treatment, £nil (the debt was written off). The patient was admitted through the emergency department and subsequently died in hospital without insurance cover or any means of paying the invoice.
 
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