Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_5200

Internal Reference Number: FOI_5200

Date Request Received: 02/08/2019 09:29:34

Date Request Replied To: 04/09/2019 08:33:38

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Request Summary: Questions for Pathology

Request Category: Companies

 
Question Number 1:
Total Hospital Samples (not GP)/ yr
Blood Transfusion
Haematology
Clinical Biochemistry
Immunology
Cytology
 
Answer To Question 1:
Total Hospital Samples (not GP)/ yr
Blood Transfusion 19914
Haematology 125002
Clinical Biochemistry270903
Immunology N/A
Cytology N/A
 
Question Number 2:
Total GP Samples (not hospital)/ yr
Blood Transfusion
Haematology
Clinical Biochemistry
Immunology
Cytology
 
Answer To Question 2:
Total GP Samples (not hospital)/ yr
Blood Transfusion 4753
Haematology 121059
Clinical Biochemistry 188938
Immunology N/A
Cytology N/A
 
Question Number 3:
Hospital Errors Recorded/ yr (exact figures or %)
Wrong Blood in Tube
Rejection rates
Spoilt due to delay - coagulation
Lost in transport
 
Answer To Question 3:
Hospital Errors Recorded/ yr (exact figures or %)
Wrong Blood in Tube Not separated by hospital and GP
Rejection rates 0.7% Not separated by hospital and GP
Spoilt due to delay – coagulation Not separated by hospital and GP
Lost in transport Not separated by hospital and GP
 
Question Number 4:
GP Errors Recorded/ yr (exact figures or %)
Wrong Blood in Tube
Rejection rates
Spoilt due to delay - coagulation
Lost in transport
 
Answer To Question 4:
GP Errors Recorded/ yr (exact figures or %)
Wrong Blood in Tube Not separated by hospital and GP
Rejection rates 0.7% Not separated by hospital and GP
Spoilt due to delay – coagulation Not separated by hospital and GP
Lost in transport Not separated by hospital and GP
 
Question Number 5:
Lab Re-Labelling of Tube
Avg Time to re-label Tube
Time to re-label a tube before loading on to rack for Analyser
 
Answer To Question 5:
Lab Re-Labelling of Tube
Avg Time to re-label Tube Use pre-labelled tubes, little re-labelling. Insignificant time.
Time to re-label a tube before loading on to rack for Analyser N/A
 
Question Number 6:
Job Title and Salary Band/ Grade of Re-Labeller
Who is performing the re-labelling of the Tube?
 
Answer To Question 6:
Band 2 MLA
 
Question Number 7:
Estimated Costs Rejected Sample
Do you have a financial figure you use to estimate the cost of a rejected sample – this includes the re-taking of the sample.
 
Answer To Question 7:
No
 
Question Number 8:
Wrong Blood in Tube
Do you have a financial figure you use to estimate the cost of a rejected sample – this includes the re-taking of the sample.
 
Answer To Question 8:
No
 
Question Number 9:
Sample Stationary/ yr (Card in the bag)
How much does the Trust spend on the sample cards each year?
 
Answer To Question 9:
Approx £20k
 
Question Number 10:
How many Medical Laboratory Assistants work in the Lab
 
Answer To Question 10:
Depends on the lab. Approx 22 in Pathology.
 
Question Number 11:
How much of their day is spent Labelling & Re-labelling samples
(An hour each day, 4 hours a day, couple of days a week, 50% of their day/week)
 
Answer To Question 11:
Information not held.
 
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