Internal Reference Number: FOI_5973
Date Request Received: 05/01/2021 09:45:30
Date Request Replied To: 13/01/2021 14:23:32
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Request Summary: Deaths with COVID-19 noted as sole cause
Request Category: Private Individuals
|Question Number 1:|
I require the total number of people who died
With only Covid19 as the issue in Salisbury District Hospital from January 2020 to 3rd January 2021.
|Answer To Question 1:|
We are unable to answer this request as the data we collect and report on is anyone who has died having had a positive COVID result in the last 28 days. We are not able to attribute whether COVID was the sole cause of death in these patients without referring to the post mortem/coroner notes. To do this for all patients would exceed the maximum time limit for FOI requests.
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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.