Wednesday 28 February 2024
Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_6944

Internal Reference Number: FOI_6944

Date Request Received: 05/01/2023 00:00:00

Date Request Replied To: 27/01/2023 00:00:00

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Request Summary: Bowel Care - spinal cord injured patients

Request Category: Researcher

 
Question Number 1:
Does the Trust have a formal written policy for digital rectal examination, digital rectal stimulation and the digital removal of faeces in spinal cord injured and other patients with neurogenic bowel dysfunction?

(a) Yes

(b) No
 
Answer To Question 1:
Yes
 
Question Number 2:
Is your policy based on the policy template that the Spinal Injuries Association circulated to your Trust in August 2018?

(a) Yes

(b) No

(c) No bowel assessment and management policy in place
 
Answer To Question 2:
No
 
Question Number 3:
If admitted to the Trust, will a person with neurogenic bowel dysfunction receive the following bowel care intervention – Digital removal of faeces?

(a) Yes

(b) No
 
Answer To Question 3:
Yes
 
Question Number 4:
If admitted to the Trust, will a person with neurogenic bowel dysfunction receive the following bowel care intervention – Digital rectal stimulation?

(a) Yes

(b) No
 
Answer To Question 4:
Yes
 
Question Number 5:
If admitted to the Trust, will a person with neurogenic bowel dysfunction receive the following bowel care intervention – Trans anal irrigation?

(a) Yes

(b) No
 
Answer To Question 5:
Yes, if required.
 
Question Number 6:
Do you have ward-based staff skilled in supporting patients with neurogenic bowel care interventions, including the digital removal of faeces?

(a) Yes

(b) No
 
Answer To Question 6:
Yes
 
Question Number 7:
. Are staff available seven days a week to undertake these bowel care interventions?

(a) Yes

(b) No
 
Answer To Question 7:
Yes
 
Question Number 8:
Does the Trust have a policy that allows for the personal care assistants/carers of spinal cord injured patients to assist with the bowel care element of the patient's care?

(a) Yes

(b) No
 
Answer To Question 8:
Yes
 
Question Number 9:
Does the Trust have an appropriate clinical lead in place (such as a Continence Manager) to manage the overall delivery of bowel care interventions to patients?

(a) Yes

(b) No
 
Answer To Question 9:
No
 
Question Number 10:
What are the contact details for this clinical lead (i.e. name, job title, telephone number and email address)?
 
Answer To Question 10:
N/A
 
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