Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_5218

Date Request Received: 08/08/2019 10:54:08

Date Request Replied To: 03/09/2019 15:00:18

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Request Summary: Patients in a persistent vegetative state or minimally conscious state

Request Category: Media

Question Number 1:
Please state the name of your Trust?
Answer To Question 1:
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Question Number 2:
How many patients currently under your care are being kept alive with clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH) who are in a persistent vegetative state or minimally conscious state?
Answer To Question 2:
Question Number 3:
a) How many patients from Q2 have been kept alive for 1 year or more?
b) How many patients from Q2 have been kept alive for 3 years or more?
c) How many patients from Q2 have been kept alive for 5 years or more?
Answer To Question 3:
Question Number 4:
How much money has your trust spend on the patients from Q2 in the years;
2015 - 2016
2016 - 2017
2017 - 2018
Answer To Question 4:
Question Number 5:
How much money does your Trust spend per patient (from Q2) on average?
Answer To Question 5:
Question Number 6:
How many next of kin of patients from Q2 have asked for the CANH to be stopped and their loved ones be moved into palliative care?
Answer To Question 6:
Question Number 7:
a) In how many patients cases, have you been in a legal battle, whether mediation or court, because next of kin wanted to stop CANH in the last 5 years?
b) What has been the financial cost of these legal battles/mediations?
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