Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_5499

Date Request Received: 21/01/2020 09:08:34

Date Request Replied To: 26/02/2020 12:57:34

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Request Summary: postponed procedures and extra funding

Request Category: Companies

Question Number 1:
In November 2019, Northampton General Hospital Trust announced it was postponing 'some' non-urgent inpatient surgery procedures until the end of March 2020 to free up capacity for emergency care.
1A. In November or December 2019, did your Trust also postpone non-urgent inpatient surgery procedures until March 2020 (or later)?
1B. How many procedures were postponed?
Answer To Question 1:
Question Number 2:
In November 2019, NHS sources reportedly said that extra funding was being offered this winter to Trusts. Trusts were asked to put forward suggestions and make the case to NHS England for this supplementary money.
2A. Did your Trust put forward a case to NHS England to receive extra funding for the winter period?
2B. What quantity of funding did you ask for?
2C. What purpose did you propose for the funding?
2D. What quantity of winter funding did you receive from NHS England?
Answer To Question 2:
2A. Yes.
2B. £1,066,000
- Early opening of additional medical ward (2 months)
- Additional medical cover for wards/AMU
- Additional Pharmacy cover for wards/AMU
- Additional therapy cover for wards/AMU
- Additional therapies for early supported discharge
- Extended hours or operation for surgical assessment unit
2D. £286k
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