Wednesday 28 February 2024
Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_6776

Date Request Received: 13/09/2022 00:00:00

Date Request Replied To: 05/10/2022 00:00:00

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Request Summary: Policies relating to resource prioritisation during the COVID-19 pandemic

Request Category: Researcher

Question Number 1:
Freedom of Information Act Request – Policies relating to resource prioritisation during the COVID-19 pandemic

Policies (communicated in policy documentation, guidance, internal staff communications and similar) which relate to prioritisation of patients to receive your organisation’s resources during the first 18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, I am seeking documentation you hold which sets out criteria or factors to be taken into account when selecting patients for:

a. Admission to hospital for non-elective treatment;

b. Escalation of inpatients to Critical Care or Intensive Care (ICU/ITU) wards; and/or

c. Provision of respiratory support using positive airway pressure devices (CPAP/BIPAP) or ventilation.
Answer To Question 1:
This information is available publicly.

Please see links below where requested information is held overall.

Please follow this link for NICE guidelines -

For example -
Question Number 2:
Please include the policies issued by your organisation and any policies issued by third parties (such as Government bodies or medical professional organisations) in force within your organisation.
Answer To Question 2:
Please see Q1
Question Number 3:
Please only supply policies which were issued or updated between 1 January 2020 and 30 June 2021 (inclusive)
Answer To Question 3:
Please see Q1
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