Wednesday 28 February 2024
Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_6804

Date Request Received: 28/09/2022 00:00:00

Date Request Replied To: 14/10/2022 00:00:00

This response was sent via: By Email

Request Summary: Hotels and taxis for out-of-area patients and their next of kin

Request Category: Researcher

Question Number 1:
How many people (Hotels and taxis for out-of-area patients and their next of kin) were provided with

a) accommodation in hotels and

b) taxis as part of government plans to reduce the waiting list by sending patients to out-of-area hospitals from January 1st 2022 to the date of this email?
Answer To Question 1:
a. None
b. None
Question Number 2:
Please tell me

a) the total number of nights in a hotel funded over this period and

b) the total number of taxi journeys funded, as well as

c) the types of medical procedures that were 'outsourced' in this way to out-of-area services and the names of the hospitals that carried them out
Answer To Question 2:
a. None
b. None
c. None
Question Number 3:
What was the total cost of

a) the hotels and

b) the taxis?
Answer To Question 3:
Question Number 4:
Please tell me

a) the THREE most expensive amounts paid per single night of accommodation in a hotel, and tell me the names and addresses of the establishments and

b) please also state the THREE biggest amounts spent on taxi rides and the starting point and destination of each of these rides.

NOTE: Please note that in Question 4 I do not want a specific address as this may breach the patient’s data protection rights, so I am content for you to provide me with an approximation of where the start point was that is accurate yet vague enough not to disclose the patient’s identity.
Answer To Question 4:
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