Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_7375

Date Request Received: 14/08/2023 00:00:00

Date Request Replied To: 27/09/2023 00:00:00

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Request Summary: Specialist seating

Request Category: Private Individuals

Question Number 1:
Please can you provide the last 3 years spend on specialist seating used for patients ie recliners and tilt in space chairs not general staff or waiting type seating, excluding VAT, broken down by year ie 2020, 2021 and 2022. There is no preference on if this is fiscal or calendar year.
Answer To Question 1:
The Trust has no subjective code to separately identify this level of detail.
A potential manual search through potential codes where it could have been posted in order to try and find relevant expenditure but this would take over 18 hours. Exemption notice applied.
Question Number 2:
In each of these years please could you highlight the 3 models you purchased/rented the most of by quantity
Answer To Question 2:
Aurum Riser Recliner
Question Number 3:
Do you purchase outright or rent/hire your specialist seating for the trust. If there is a mixture, please could you quantify the split per year for the last 3 years
Answer To Question 3:
Purchased 60%
Rental 40%
Question Number 4:
Please confirm which manufacturers of specialist seating your organisation purchased/rented from ie Ocura, DHG, Seating Matters, Remtec, Vivid Care, Premiere, Felgains Formal, Caremed. If multiple suppliers, please could you outline the top 3 by spend per year for 3 the last 3 years
Answer To Question 4:
Benmor Ltd
1st Call Mobility
Question Number 5:
Are you currently in a specialist seating contract if so who is this with, when does this run to and is there an agreed extension in place
Answer To Question 5:
Benmor Ltd 31/03/2024 - No extension in place
Question Number 6:
Within the last 12 months has there been any entry to the trusts risk register with regards to specialist seating and if so has this been resolved or still open
Answer To Question 6:
No entries on the risk register
Question Number 7:
Please can you provide the details of your hospitals care or multidisciplinary team (MDT's) that collaborate to provide fundamental care for patients
Answer To Question 7:
All staff collaborate to provide fundamental care for patients
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