Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_5371

Internal Reference Number: FOI_5371

Date Request Received: 29/10/2019 09:16:55

Date Request Replied To: 25/11/2019 09:20:08

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Request Summary: Public Health Funerals

Request Category: Media

 
Question Number 1:
Does your NHS Trust organise, pay for and carry out public health funerals for people who die in the trust's care and who don't have the financial means or family/friends to arrange it?
 
Answer To Question 1:
Yes
 
Question Number 2:
If no, which local council you refer public health funeral deaths to?
 
Answer To Question 2:
N/A
 
Question Number 3:
If yes, please supply the following information (please answer questions in the attached spreadsheet to help collate the data):

How many public health funerals has your NHS Trust carried out each year for these financial years: 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/2019?
 
Answer To Question 3:
2014/15 - <5
2015/16 - <5
2016/17 - <5
2017/18 - <5
2018/19 - <5
 
Question Number 4:
Please state, out of the above figures, how many of those people were male and how many of those men had next of kin and how many of those men did not have next of kin?
 
Answer To Question 4:
11 were male, all had next of kin.
 
Question Number 5:
Please state, out of the above figures, how many of those people were female and how many of those women had next of kin and how many of those women did not have next of kin?
 
Answer To Question 5:
<5 were female, all had next of kin.
 
Question Number 6:
Please state, out of the above figures, how many of those people were aged under 18, aged 18-59 or aged 60+
 
Answer To Question 6:
0-18: None
18-59: 5
Over 60: 9
 
Question Number 7:
Please state, out of the above figures, how many of those people were cremated, how many were buried in a grave of their own and how many were buried in a shared or communal grave (if that's applicable).
 
Answer To Question 7:
All were cremated
 
Question Number 8:
Please state, the net cost to the NHS Trust for all financial years: 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/2019?
 
Answer To Question 8:
2014/15 - £2k
2015/16 - £3k
2016/17 - £2k
2017/18 - £3k
2018/19 - £3k
 
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