Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_5287

Date Request Received: 12/09/2019 09:52:18

Date Request Replied To: 08/10/2019 10:15:17

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Request Summary: Laboratories

Request Category: Companies

Question Number 1:
How many laboratories (please include breakdown of sites/disciplines if possible) are there in your Trust?
Answer To Question 1:
Question Number 2:
What is the headcount of laboratory staff (please include breakdown of sites/departments/roles if possible) in your Trust?
Answer To Question 2:
Histology 28
Laboratory Medicine 100
Microbiology 33
Total 161
Question Number 3:
How many patient samples or ‘reportable laboratory activities’ are processed (please include breakdown of sites/departments if possible) by your Trust’s laboratories each year (please include the three most recent available years’ numbers)?
Answer To Question 3:
901307 requests in 2017-18, 993345 requests in 2018-19
Question Number 4:
What number (and percentage) of your Trust’s patients have a sample processed in a laboratory as part of their treatment?
Answer To Question 4:
Question Number 5:
How many patient samples are taken by your Trust but not processed/analysed by your Trust’s laboratory staff? (IE: outsourced)
Answer To Question 5:
83256 samples
Question Number 6:
If any, where are outsourced patient samples sent? (please include company names/addresses and number of samples sent each year)
Answer To Question 6:
83256 samples mainly to University Hospital Southampton, but also a range of specialist laboratories across the country. Breakdown not available.
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