Internal Reference Number: FOI_5696
Date Request Received: 08/06/2020 14:13:12
Date Request Replied To: 03/07/2020 09:22:41
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Request Summary: COVID-19 staff risk assessment
Request Category: Media
|Question Number 1:|
Please state (yes or no) whether your trust has carried out a risk-assessment of staff at potentially greater risk of COVID-19, including people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. [If answer to Q1 is yes, please answer questions 2-5]
|Answer To Question 1:|
|Question Number 2:|
Please state when this risk assessment was carried out.
|Answer To Question 2:|
Towards the end of May 2020 and into June, ongoing.
|Question Number 3:|
Please provide a short summary of what the risk assessment entailed.
|Answer To Question 3:|
We wrote to all BAME staff to request them to complete a COVID-19 risk assessment form.
|Question Number 4:|
Please provide a copy of the findings of the risk assessment.
|Answer To Question 4:|
We are still working to complete the input of all the forms we have received back, however we have found from the 1192 forms we have input so far that the percentage of BME staff who fall into the highest two categories of risk is 3%, compared to 2% of non-BME staff.
|Question Number 5:|
Please list and provide brief details of any measures that your trust has subsequently put in place to offer protection to staff who are at higher risk from COVID-19.
|Answer To Question 5:|
Some staff in the highest risk categories are continuing to self isolate, while the level of COVID risk continues to reduce. The Trust has put in place measures to enable staff to come back to work safely, to redeploy them, or enable them to work from home wherever possible.
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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.