Wednesday 28 February 2024
Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_7289

Internal Reference Number: FOI_7289

Date Request Received: 10/07/2023 00:00:00

Date Request Replied To: 20/07/2023 00:00:00

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Request Summary: Tongue Tie

Request Category: Media

 
Question Number 1:
 Please see below a request for the following information relating to tongue tie in babies aged 0-12 months

How many babies were born within your trust between Jan 1st 2022 and December 31st 2022?
 
Answer To Question 1:
There were 2,187 live births during the year 2022.
 
Question Number 2:
How many babies were diagnosed with ankyloglossia (tongue tie) between Jan1st 2022 and December 31 2022 at your trust?
 
Answer To Question 2:
162 babies were diagnosed with ankyloglossia (tongue tie) during 2022.
 
Question Number 3:
On average how many days after birth was a tongue tie diagnosis made between Jan 1st 2022 and December 31st 2022?
 
Answer To Question 3:
On average a tongue tie diagnosis was made 8 days after birth during 2022.
 
Question Number 4:
How many babies diagnosed with tongue tie were referred for a frenotomy procedure (tongue tie division) between Jan 1st 2022 and December 31st 2022?
 
Answer To Question 4:
61 babies diagnosed with tongue tie were referred for a frenotomy procedure (tongue tie division) during 2022.
 
Question Number 5:
Is the frenotomy procedure (tongue tie division) available to babies who are fully formula fed?
 
Answer To Question 5:
Yes it is. However, it would only be offered if there were difficulties with feeding. If feeding is going well and there are no concerns we would not routinely do a frenotomy.
 
Question Number 6:
How many frenotomy procedures (tongue tie division) were carried out on babies at your trust between Jan 1st 2022 and December 31st 2022?
 
Answer To Question 6:
306 frenotomy procedures (tongue tie division) were carried out on babies during 2022.
 
Question Number 7:
What was the average waiting time in days between diagnosis/ referral and a frenotomy procedure (tongue tie division) between Jan 1st 2022 and December 31st 2022?
 
Answer To Question 7:
The average waiting time in days between diagnosis/ referral and a frenotomy procedure (tongue tie division) during 2022 was 5 days.
 
Question Number 8:
How many women had to wait 3 weeks or longer after a referral for a frenotomy procedure (tongue tie division) or their baby between Jan 1st 2022 and December 31st 2022?
 
Answer To Question 8:
14 women had to wait 3 weeks or longer after a referral for a frenotomy procedure (tongue tie division) during 2022.
 
Question Number 9:
How many women waited more than 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks or longer for a frenotomy procedure (tongue tie division) for their baby between Jan 1st 2022 and December 31st 2022?
 
Answer To Question 9:
6 women waited more than 6 weeks
<= 5 women waited more than 8 weeks
0 women waited more than 12 weeks
0 women waited for 16 weeks or longer
 
Question Number 10:
What is the longest amount of time a women had to wait after a referral for a frenotomy procedure (tongue tie division) for their baby between Jan 1st 2022 and December 31st 2022?
 
Answer To Question 10:
The longest amount of time a women had to wait after a referral for a frenotomy procedure (tongue tie division) for their baby during 2022 was 78 days.
 
Question Number 11:
If there is no tongue tie division service in your trust how many referrals were made to an alternative NHS Service for tongue toe division?
 
Answer To Question 11:
Not applicable
 
Question Number 12:
How many women declined the offer of a frenotomy procedure (tongue tie division) within the NHS between Jan 1st 2022 and December 31st 2022?
 
Answer To Question 12:
Data not available
 
Question Number 13:
Of the women who declined the offer of a frenotomy procedure (tongue tie division) within the NHS between Jan 1st 2022 and December 31st 2022 are you aware how many sought treatment privately instead?
 
Answer To Question 13:
Data not available
 
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