Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_5698

Internal Reference Number: FOI_5698

Date Request Received: 10/06/2020 09:30:46

Date Request Replied To: 12/06/2020 10:03:07

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Request Summary: Covid 19 & Mental Health Patients

Request Category: Media

 
Question Number 1:
Where mental health patients arriving at your Trust’s hospital(s) or A&E department(s) are asked to wait before being assessed and whether this is in an area where patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are.
This is in relation to sites operating from February 2020 to the present day
 
Answer To Question 1:
Either in the "green" non-covid waiting area or in the mental health assessment room
 
Question Number 2:
Are waiting/assessment areas completely separate, with their own access and exit areas and other facilities including but not exclusively toilets?
This is in relation to sites operating from February 2020 to the present day
 
Answer To Question 2:
Yes
 
Question Number 3:
Are mental health patients given PPE if asked to walk through COVID-19 contaminated areas?
This is in relation to sites operating from February 2020 to the present day
 
Answer To Question 3:
Not applicable
 
Question Number 4:
What is the policy to determine whether an arriving mental health patient should be treated in a COVID-19 zone?
This is in relation to sites operating from February 2020 to the present day
 
Answer To Question 4:
If they have symptoms suggestive of Covid - cough, fever, breathlessness etc they would be directed to the respiratory assessment zone
 
Question Number 5:
Are patients arriving given any warning about the increased risk of COVID-19 infection from hospital? What measures are in place for patients who lack capacity to understand and consent to these warnings?
This is in relation to sites operating from February 2020 to the present day
 
Answer To Question 5:
Patients, their GPs and the general public have been given communications about how we are keeping patients safe, including in easy-read format.
 
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