Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_5560

Internal Reference Number: FOI_5560

Date Request Received: 10/02/2020 15:21:41

Date Request Replied To: 20/03/2020 09:45:06

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Request Summary: Paediatric dental waiting times

Request Category: Private Individuals

 
Question Number 1:
Could you please provide the following information relating to general anaesthesia (GA) paediatric dental waiting times for children under 18 in hospitals managed by the Trust:
1. Total number of children currently on your waiting lists and for each of the past five years. Please also break this data down by age e.g. age 1, age 2 etc.
 
Answer To Question 1:
The following information shows how many patients aged under 18 have undergone dental treatment under a General Anaesthetic in the given time period. Please note, due to the change of PAS system and recording of Referral To Treatment (RTT) and waiting list entries, we are only able to provide data from 2017/18 onwards.

Due to the small numbers associated to this patient cohort in 2019/20 we have had to group the age of the patients, rather than split by year, so that the values are not <= 5 and therefore not reportable under IG guidelines.

2017/18
0<5 years = 41 patients
5<10 years = 291 patients
10<15 years = 79 patients
15+ years = 30 patients
Total = 441 patients

2018/19
0<5 years = 48 patients
5<10 years = 250 patients
10<15 years = 91 patients
15+ years = 42 patients
Total = 431 patients

2019/20 to 31st January 2020
0<5 years = 33 patients
5<10 years = 201 patients
10<15 years = 66 patients
15+ years = 30 patients
Total = 330 patients
 
Question Number 2:
Average waiting time from referral by year for each of the past 5 years.
 
Answer To Question 2:
The average waiting time in days for this cohort of patients is as follows:

2017/18 = 124 days
2018/19 = 111 days
2019/20 = 94 days
 
Question Number 3:
The longest someone currently has been waiting for treatment? Can I have that information in days please.
 
Answer To Question 3:
The longest wait in the whole time period is 320 days.
 
Question Number 4:
Total number of children who have waited more than a) 6 months b) a year c) 18 months d) 2 years currently and for each of the past five years. Please also break this data down by age e.g. age 1, age 2 etc
 
Answer To Question 4:
As per Q1, due to small numbers we have grouped the patients by age. The following number of patients from the overall cohort waiting between 6-12 months. No patients waited longer than 12 months.

2017/18
0<5 years = 8 patients
5<10 years = 47 patients
10<15 years = 15 patients
15+ years = 9 patients

2018/19
0<5 years = <=5 patients
5<10 years = 46 patients
10<15 years = 22 patients
15+ years = 7 patients

2019/20
0<5 years = <=5 patients
5<10 years = 39 patients
10<15 years = 16 patients
15+ years = <=5 patients
 
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