Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_7385

Date Request Received: 17/08/2023 00:00:00

Date Request Replied To: 21/08/2023 00:00:00

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Request Summary: Radiotherapy

Request Category: Private Individuals

Question Number 1:
"Please provide the following information for each calendar year from 2018 to the present (2023):

What was the longest a patient at your healthcare facility waited (in weeks/days) for -

a) a first consultation with a radiation oncologist, following a referral for radiotherapy treatment;

b) the initiation of radiotherapy treatment, following the initial consultation with a radiation oncologist;

c) a scheduled radiotherapy session, following the initiation of radiotherapy treatment;

d) a diagnostic test or procedure related to radiotherapy planning, following the referral from a radiation oncologist.

Answer To Question 1:
We do not perform radiotherapy treatment at this Trust, any patients requiring radiotherapy are referred to Southampton or Poole Hospitals.
Question Number 2:
The number of unresolved radiotherapy referrals, and the longest length of time the referral has been pending.
Answer To Question 2:
Please see response above.
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