Internal Reference Number: FOI_5296
Date Request Received: 16/09/2019 13:02:06
Date Request Replied To: 10/10/2019 09:12:12
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Request Summary: Changing Places facilities at the Trust
Request Category: Media
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This FOI is about the number of Changing Places in your hospital. If you are unaware of what a Changing Place is I've included a summary below and a link you may find useful.
Changing Places toilets have adult changing bench and hoist facilities as well as extra space for carers. This provides a safe toileting environment for physically disabled people who are non-ambulant, as well as for those with learning disabilities who may need carer support. The equipment provided also ensures that manual moving and handling techniques are minimised for any carers involved.
Over 250,000 severely disabled people, including those with profound and multiple learning disabilities in the UK, cannot use standard accessible toilets.
What is the name of your NHS trust?
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Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
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Please can you name all of the NHS hospitals that come under your trust.
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Salisbury District Hospital
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Please can you outline how many of the hospitals in Q2 have Changing Places toilets. Please break this down by the name of the hospital and how many Changing Places facilities are in that hospital.
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Of the hospitals in Q3 that have Changing Places, please can you tell me where the facility is located in the hospital. e.g Department/Floor
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Please can you tell me if your NHS Trust has applied for funding to install Changing Places facilities within your NHS hospitals. If known please provide information on which hospitals you plan to install them in.
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We are in the process of applying for funding to install a Changing Places facility here at SFT.
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Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.