Quality Care - everyone, everytime
 

June 2013

FOI Number

Questions and Responses

 

FOI13 108

Please provide the following information:

 

1. Total number of nurses working in your Trust (FTEs).

Response - There are 865.02 FTE qualified nursing staff as at 31st March 2013 as per annual accounts.

 

2. Number of sponsored nursing posts in your Trust (FTEs).

Response - None.

 

3. Number of sponsored nursing posts for which you receive income from a medical company.

Response - None.

 

Please note that this response does not constitute as consent for direct marketing.

 

A copy of this response will be published on the Trust website.

FOI13 117

Please provide the following information:

 

1. The total number (expressed as FTE) and specialisms of any sponsored clinical posts at your organisation (e.g. 3 stoma nurses, 5 consultants, 1 pharmacist, 2 mental health workers etc). Please include qualified and unqualified staff posts.

Response - None.

 

2. The total income received for sponsored clinical posts in the financial year 2011/12, broken down by post type (e.g. £320,000 from stoma care companies, £260,000 from pharmaceutical companies etc). Please include income for qualified and unqualified staff posts.

Response - None.

 

Please note that this response does not constitute as consent for direct marketing.

 

A copy of this response will be published on the Trust website.

FOI13 118

Please provide the following information on how many contractors/workers/employees working for you have been found to be illegal immigrants since January 1, 2010:

 

1. Since January 1, 2010, how many contractors/workers/employees or similar working for you have been found to be illegal immigrants?

Response - None.

 

2. Please provide a list of all the contractors/workers/employees or similar found to be illegal immigrants, detailing the following for each role:

 - their job title or role

 - the department they worked in and the department’s location/address

 - their nationality

 - the year (e.g. 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013) their status as an illegal immigrant was

 discovered.

Response - N/A.

 

Please note that this response does not constitute as consent for direct marketing.

 

A copy of this response will be published on the Trust website.

FOI13 120

Please provide the following information:

 

NB - It should be noted that this information relates to the Isle of Wight PCT not the Isle of Wight NHS Trust.

 

1.

Year

Cataract Surgery Volume

Vitreoretinal Surgery Volumes

2011

971

151

2012

1052

130

 

2. Total Ophthalmology spend for 2012.

Response - £3.5million.

 

3. Name of CCG Commissioning Board (which commissions ophthalmology services).

Response - Isle of Wight CCG.

 

4.

Products Type

Supplier Name

Contract Start Date

Contract End Date

Optional Extension

Direct Supply / Agency / Hub?

Intraocular Lenses

 

Alcon Laboratories UK Ltd

 

 

01.04.09

 

31.03.14

 

N/A

 

Phacoemulsification Equipment and Consumables

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

Vitreoretinal Equipment and Consumables

Alcon Laboratories Uk Ltd

 

 

1.02.13

 

31.01.14

 

N/A

 

Viscoelastic

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

Procedure Packs

Alcon Eye Care UK Ltd

 

 

 

16.11.11

 

15.11.12

 

N/A

 

Direct Supply

Other Cataract Consumables

Haag Streit UK Ltd

 

01.10.12

 

30.09.13

 

N/A

 

 

NHS Supply Chain

 

 

 

Direct

Supply

 

Optima Low Vision Services Ltd

 

01.10.12

 

30.09.13

 

N/A

 

 

5.

Equipment

Number Systems

Date Installed

Phacoemulsification Systems

N/A

N/A

Vitreoretinal Systems

See response to question 4.

 

Combined systems

 

 

 

Please note that this response does not constitute as consent for direct marketing.

 

A copy of this response will be published on the Trust website.

FOI13 125

Please provide the following information:

 

1. a) Does the NHS Trust provide acute stroke services?

Response - Yes.

 

If Yes, please go to Question 1b.

If No, please go to Question 13.

 

b) Is the Trust a regionally designated hyper-acute* stroke centre?

*Hyper-acute usually refers to the time from onset of a stroke up to 72 hours later or when clinically stable

Response - Yes.

 

2. How many patient have you treated for acute stroke over the following years:

2012: 323

2011: 318

2010: 239

2009: 280

2008: 266

 

3. What proportion of stroke patients was the Trust their first point of call since onset of symptoms:

2012: 100%

2011: 100%

2010: 100%

2009: 100%

2008: 100%

 

4. Does the Trust provide fully staffed acute stroke diagnostic and treatment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week?

Response - Yes.

If No, what hours do you provide stroke services?

Response - N/A.

If No, where do you send patients out of hours?

Response - N/A.

 

5. Does the Trust provide routine access to scanning facilities for suspected stroke patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week?

Response - Yes.

 If No, what hours do you provide diagnostic scans?

 Response - N/A.

 If No, where do you send patients out of hours?

 Response - N/A.

 

6. a) What proportion of patients suspected of having a stroke receive diagnostic scans (CT scans) within the first hour of having their stroke as per NICE Clinical Guideline 68:

2012: 50%

2011: 42%

2010: This information is not held as it was not recorded until 2011.

2009: Not held.

2008: Not held.

 

b) What proportion of patients suspected of having a stroke receive diagnostic scans (CT scans) within the first 24 hours of having their stroke:

2012: 99%

2011: 98%

2010: This information is not held as it was not recorded until 2011.

2009: Not held.

2008: Not held.

 

c) Does the Trust offer advanced imaging techniques/CT angiography

Response - Yes.

 

7. Does the Trust provide routine access to intravenous thrombolysis for stroke patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week?

Response - Yes.

If No, what hours do you provide intravenous thrombolysis?

Response - N/A.

If No, do you send patients elsewhere for out of hours care?

Response - N/A.

Where do you send them?

Response - N/A.

 

8. What proportion of patients confirmed as having a stroke receive intravenous thrombolysis within the first three hours of having their stroke as per NICE Clinical Guideline 68:

2012: 1%

2011: This information is not held.

2010: Not held.

2009: Not held.

2008:

 

9. Does the Trust provide second line therapies for patients who don’t respond to intravenous thrombolysis of for whom this first line therapy is not suitable, such as thrombectomy?

Response - No.

 If Yes, what second line therapies does the Trust provide?

 Response - N/A.

 

10. Does the Trust operate multi-disciplinary teams for the treatment of patients with stroke?

Response - Yes.

 If Yes, does your stroke MDT include:

 a) Stroke Physicians: Yes.

 b) Interventional Radiologists: No.

 c) Specialist Stroke Nurses: Yes.

 d) Specialist Stroke Physiotherapists: Yes.

 

11. Does the Trust record patient outcomes on discharge, based on the Modified Rankin Score?

Response - Yes.

 If Yes, what was the Modified Rankin Score for your stroke patients on discharge over

 the following years:

 2012:

 2011:

 2010:

 2009:

 2008:

 Response - This information has only been recorded since December 2012 so no

 completed years data available.

 

12. Does the Trust have in place strategies to improve patient outcomes from stroke?

Response - We have a full local stroke improvement programme. Monthly stroke service operational meetings and quarterly steering group meetings are just some of the strategies in place to ensure we continuously work at improving patient experience and outcomes.

 

13. If the Trust does not provide acute stroke services:

 a) Where do you send patients who are suspected of suffering stroke?

 Response - N/A.

 b) How quickly are your patients on average transferred to the other facility?

 Response - N/A.

 

14. Are hyper acute services regionally designated in your locality?

Response - No. It is a stand alone service due to geographical locality. 

 

15. Are feral pathways and agreements with all relevant ambulance services in place to ensure direct and rapid access to specialist care?

Response - Yes.

 

6. What proportion of patients are admitted to a specialist stroke unit within 4 hours of arriving in hospital?

2012: 66%

2011: 58%

2010: This information is not held as it was not recorded until 2011.

2009: Not held.

2008: Not held.

 

17. What proportion of stroke patients spend at least 90% of their time in hospital in a stroke unit?

2012: 83%

2011: 78%

2010: This information is not held as it was not recorded until 2011.

2009: Not held.

2008: Not held.

 

18. Does the Trust provide ward rounds by specialist stroke physicians 7 days per week or the standard 5 days per week?

Response - Five days per week.

 

19. What is the aggregated patient mortality rate at discharge following admission for acute stroke within the Trust?

2012: 16% 

2011: 16%

2010: This information is not held as it was not recorded until 2011.  ≤ 30 days 

2009: Not held.

2008: Not held.

 

20. Please express your views on what are the biggest challenges to providing outstanding care and outcomes for patients who suffer from stroke.

Response - The Freedom of Information Act 2000 only covers recorded information, and not opinion or conjecture.

 

Any further comments:

 

Please note that this response does not constitute as consent for direct marketing.

 

A copy of this response will be published on the Trust website.

FOI13 140

Please provide the following information:

 

1. a) How many staff have been overpaid by the Trust in the last year (1st April 2012 – 1st April 2013)?

Response - 89.

 

b) What is the total of these overpayments?

Response - £90,862.

 

c) What were the three highest overpayments to staff (in figures) during this period and what role did each have (i.e. Consultant)?

Response - £11,644, £5,355 and £5,047

Supplying the role of each staff member may lead to individual(s) being identified. This is personal data defined within the Data Protection Act and its disclosure is therefore exempt under section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

2. a) How many staff have been overpaid by the Trust in the last three years broken down by year (1st April 2010 – 1st April 2013)?

Response - 01/04/10 – 31/03/11 = 114

 01/04/11 – 31/03/12 = 94

  2012/2013 = see above response to question 1

 

b) What is the total of these overpayments?

Response -

01/04/10 – 31/03/11 = £107,366

01/04/11 – 31/03/12 = £89,139

2012/2013 = see above response to question 2

 

c) How much of this money was recovered?

Response -

01/04/10 – 31/03/11 = £100,258

01/04/11 0 31/03/12 = £80,259

01/04/12 – 31/03/13 = £56,817

 

3. What action is taken when overpayments are made?

Response - When an overpayment is identified, payroll (SBS), advise the Trust.  SBS write to the employee with a suggested repayment plan and if the employee requires further information SBS liaise with the Trust. The Manager of the employee is advised of the overpayment and resolves any issues with the employee with the support of HR.

 

If the overpayment is to a leaver, SBS invoice the leaver. If there is no response to the invoice, this is forwarded to SBS debt recovery.

 

All overpayment information is forwarded to the appropriate Associate Director on a monthly basis. They are then able to see if they need to amend any of the processes to avoid further overpayments.

 

Please note that this response does not constitute as consent for direct marketing.

 

A copy of this response will be published on the Trust website.

FOI13 141

Please provide the following information:

 

1. a) How many serious untoward incidents were reported between April 2012 and April 2013 that involved an operation where the wrong organ was removed?

Response - None.

 

b) How many of these incidents resulted in death of the patient?

Response - N/A.

 

c) How many of these incidents resulted in the doctor/consultant leading the operation being referred to the General Medical Council?

Response - N/A.

 

2. a) How many serious untoward incidents were reported between April 2011 and April 2012 that involved an operation where the wrong organ was removed?

Response - None.

 

b) How many of these incidents resulted in death of the patient?

Response - N/A.

 

c) How many of these incidents resulted in the doctor/consultant leading the operation being referred to the General Medical Council?

Response - N/A.

 

3. a) How many serious untoward incidents were reported between April 2010 and April 2011 that involved an operation where the wrong organ was removed?

Response - None.

 

b) How many of these incidents resulted in death of the patient?

Response - N/A.

 

c) How many of these incidents resulted in the doctor/consultant leading the operation being referred to the General Medical Council?

Response - N/A.

 

Please note that this response does not constitute as consent for direct marketing.

 

A copy of this response will be published on the Trust website.

FOI13 145

Please provide a breakdown of all special payments made involving judicial mediation in Isle of Wight NHS Trust in each of the last five years.

Response - This organisation has not funded any special payments in the period requested.

 

Please note that this response does not constitute as consent for direct marketing.

 

A copy of this response will be published on the Trust website.

FOI13 150

Please provide an organisational structure for the HR department.

Response - Please see attached document.

 

Please note that this response does not constitute as consent for direct marketing.

 

A copy of this response will be published on the Trust website.

FOI13 158

Please provide the following information:

 

1. How much money has you Trust received between April 5, 2012 and April 4, 2013 from:

 a) Bounty

 b) Tempest

Response - £973.62 received from Bounty. None from Tempest.

 

2. Does this include donations from these companies in the same time period? How much was given to hospitals/wards in your Trust from (same time period as above):

 a) Bounty

 b) Tempest

Response - No.

 

3. How much is donated for every photograph of a newborn baby taken for:

 a) Bounty

 b) Tempest

Response - None.

 

Please note that this response does not constitute as consent for direct marketing.

 

A copy of this response will be published on the Trust website.

FOI13 162

Please provide the following information for 2013:

 

1. How many people by the National Health Service (NHS) are currently diagnosed with Eating Disorders?

2. How many adults are diagnosed currently by the NHS with Anorexia on the IOW?

 

3. How many children (age range 6 years to 18 years) are currently diagnosed with Anorexia on the IOW?

 

4. How many adults are diagnosed with Bulimia currently within the NHS on the IOW?

 

5. How many children (age range 6 years to 18 years) are diagnosed currently with Bulimia by the NHS on the IOW?

 

6. How many Adults are currently diagnosed with Obesity by the NHS on the IOW?

7. How many Children (age range 6 years to 18 years) are diagnosed by NHS with Obesity currently on the IOW?

8. How many Adults & Children were diagnosed with Eating Disorders (EDs) in year 2000 by the NHS on the IOW?


9.What is the mortality rate of Adults & Children dying due to  EDs ranging from 2000 to 2013 on the IOW?

10. What is the mortality rate of Children dying due to an EDs within the NHS on the IOW?

11. What percentage of Adults/children receive interventional treatment for EDs currently within NHS on the IOW?


12. How many Adults/Children diagnosed with EDs were admitted for Hospital care from 2000 to 2013?

 

13. How many males are currently diagnosed with EDs on IOW & how many females are currently diagnosed with EDs on the IOW?

Response - We have sought advice from relevant colleagues and can confirm that this data is not held centrally in the format you have requested.

 

Please note that this response does not constitute as consent for direct marketing.

 

A copy of this response will be published on the Trust website.

FOI13 163

Please provide the following information in relation to the employment of “queue nurses”, who are recruited to look after patients waiting on trolleys in corridors:

 

1. How many queue nurses are currently employed by the trust, broken down by hospital.

Response - None.

 

2. Whether the queue nurses are employed on a full-time or part-time basis.

Response - N/A.

 

3. The department in which the queue nurses work and their duties according to their job description.

Response - N/A.

 

4. The average salary of a queue nurse.

Response - N/A.

 

5. The number of queue nurses deployed by the hospital at any given time for a seven-day period, e.g. as a weekly shift pattern.

Response - N/A.

 

6. Whether the trust has plans to employ any more queue nurses, and if so how many.

Response - N/A.

 

Please note that this response does not constitute as consent for direct marketing.

 

A copy of this response will be published on the Trust website.

FOI13 164

I would like to request information with regards to notices or obituaries the NHS trust places with regards to persons who have died with no known next of kin or family.

 

1a. Does the NHS trust or the funeral director in charge of the funeral publicise death/obituary notices of persons who have died with no known next of kin or family, so any unknown relatives (at the time of death) or friends can attend the funeral before the funeral takes place?
Response - No.

 

b. If yes, where is this published (name of newspaper)?
Response - N/A.

 

c. Please provide a template of the notice placed by the NHS Trust or contracted funeral director for the public health funeral.
Response - N/A.

 

d. If these details are published elsewhere (other than the named newspaper from question 1b) please provide details of where these details are published.

Response - N/A.

 

2a. If publishing death notices/obituaries is the responsibility of the funeral director, please provide name, address and email address (if available) of the funeral director (contracted and/or non-contracted)who places these notices so family or friends can attend the funerals prior to the funeral taking place.
Response - This task is not the responsibility of the Funeral Directors.


b. If publishing death notices/obituaries is the responsibility of the NHS Trust, please provide details of the person within the NHS Trust who is responsible for placing these notices.
Please provide (some or all of this information):
First and surname of the person
Job title
Department he/she works in
Email address
Telephone contact
Postal Address

Response - Not the responsibility of the NHS Trust.

 

3. Within the NHS Trust, who is in charge for sending information to the Treasury Solicitor, Duchy of Cornwall, Duchy of Lancaster, QLTR, Crown Solicitor and/or National Ultimus Haeres?

Would you please include some/all of this information -
First and surname of the person
Job title
Department he/she works in
Email address
Telephone contact
Postal Address

Response - This is the responsibility of the Bereavement Office. The names and contact details of staff are defined as personal data within the Data Protection Act and therefore their disclosure is exempt under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act. However we can advise that overall responsibility is held by Alan Sheward, Executive Director of Nursing and Workforce. Details are available via: www.iow.nhs.uk.

 

4. Since December 1st 2012, for each death in which persons have died with no known next of kin (also known as public health funeral) please provide :

 

a. The deceased persons first name and surname
Response - There have 5 hospital funerals but none have been with no known NOK this would be that families are unable to fund. This information is personal data as defined within the Data Protection Act and therefore their disclosure is exempt under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act.

 

b. The deceased persons date of death and date of birth
Response - This information could identify the deceased which is personal data defined within the Data Protection Act and therefore their disclosure is exempt under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act.

 

c. The last known residence of the deceased
Response - Please see above response to question b.

 

d. Has the next of kin of the deceased been traced?

Response - N/A.

 

e. The date on which these details and any additional details have been referred to the Treasury Solicitor, Duchy of Lancaster, Duchy of Cornwall, QLTR, National Ultimus Haeres, or any other

organisation.
Response - None of the 5 were referred to the Treasury Solicitors.

 

f. Name of any other organisation that these details have been passed to.

Response - This information would have been passed on to the necessary Funeral Directors to be able to organise the Funeral.

 

5. Please also include any pending cases (of persons who have died with no known next of kin) that have been or may shortly be referred for further investigations to either the Local Council or Treasury Solicitor (or Duchy of Lancaster/Duchy of Cornwall, QLTR, National Ultimus Haeres within their jurisdictions) and any cases where the deceased died before December 1st 2012 but have only recently come to light, for whatever reason. Please provide a response in the same format as question 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 4e, 4f.

Response - There is 1 case that was referred to the Treasury Solicitor before December 2012. To respond to this question in the format requested could lead to this individual potentially being identified. This is personal data defined within the Data Protection Act and therefore their disclosure is exempt under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act.

 

Please note that this response does not constitute as consent for direct marketing.

 

A copy of this response will be published on the Trust website.

FOI13 171

Please provide the following information:

 

1. The total number of public health funerals (where the deceased has no relatives or there is no one else willing to pay) that you Trust has undertaken for the financial years 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13?

Response - Sixteen funerals arranged.

 

2. The number of public health funerals that your Trust has undertaken by gender for the past three financial years?

Response - Thirteen male and three female.

 

3. The number of public health funerals that your Trust has undertaken by age for the past three financial years?

Response - To ascertain this information would require manual examination of patient records. A health record constitutes sensitive personal data as defined by the Data Protection Act and would therefore be exempt under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

4. Since April 2010, how many cases have there been where family and friends refuse to finance or make arrangements for their relatives funeral?

Response - Nine funerals where family and friends either refused or were unable to afford.

 

5. How much have the burials/cremations cost the Trust broken down by year for the last three financial years? This cost information does not need to include administrative or staff costs, and before any costs are claimed back by the local authority from the deceased’s estate.

Response - 

2010/11 = £4,709

2011/12 = £3,499

2012/13 = £9,728

 

6. How much does your Trust typically (average cost) pay for a Public Health Funeral?

Response - £1124.

 

7. What does your Trust provide at a Public Health Funeral; i.e. when paying for a funeral, what does it cover (hearse, flowers, crematorium etc)?

Response - A standard funeral paid for by the NHS Trust contains the following:

Provision of the Funeral Director’s services
Provision of any necessary staff and/or bearers
Provision of a coffin suitable for the purpose of cremation or burial
Transfer of the deceased from the mortuary, St. Mary's Hospital in normal working hours
Care of the deceased prior to the funeral/chapel of rest
Provision of a hearse to transport to the nearest crematorium or cemetery.
Crematorium
Ministers
Doctor’s certificates (For Cremation only)

 

8. What relationship do you have with your local council(s) regarding funerals of this nature?

Response - There is a Memorandum of Understanding with Environmental Health & Social Services.

 

9. Have you observed any of the following over the last three years?

 - Higher numbers of people dying without any income or assets Yes

 - Higher numbers of people dying with family or friends unable to contribute to the costs

 of a funeral Yes

 - Higher numbers of people dying with family or friends unwilling to contribute to the costs

 of a funeral No

 - Higher numbers of people dying with no friends or family No

 

Please note that this response does not constitute as consent for direct marketing.

 

A copy of this response will be published on the Trust website.

FOI13 174

Please provide the figures of reports of resistant organisms such as the Extended Spectrum Beta-lactamase producing bacteria (ESBLs) and AmpC producers which have been reported in the trust since 2007. 

Response - Since 2007 until 31 May 2013, the total number of ESBL producing organisms reported is 705.

The total number of AmpC producing organisms reported during this time is 431.

 

Please note that this response does not constitute as consent for direct marketing.

 

A copy of this response will be published on the Trust website.

FOI13 195

Please provide the following information:

 

(a) Any policies, procedures or practice guidelines specifically relating to the implementation of Section 5(4) (nurses’ holding power) of the Mental Health Act;

 

Response –

 

The Trust does not have a policy or guideline specific to the use of Section 5(4). The Trust operates within the Mental Health Act (MHA). The MHA is clear in defining the use of Section5(4) (therefore a policy is not necessary). Mental Health Nurses are required to attend mandatory MHA training to ensure they are kept up to date with their powers under the MHA

 

(b) An information sheet (given to service users) that explains the legal rights of informal admitted patients.

 

Response –

 

 Service users should be given the statutory patient information leaflet when they are detained on any section of the MHA. Printed Section5(4) leaflets are available to staff to give to patients on all Mental Health Wards. If they are not available for any reason then they can be printed off from the intranet site via this link -

 

http://www.iow.nhs.uk/uploads/MentalHealth/MHAPILS/Section%205(4).pdf

 

(c) A Mental Health Act Pathway document.

 

Response –

 

We do not have a document answering this description

 

Please note that this response does not constitute as consent for direct marketing.

 

A copy of this response will be published on the Trust website.

FOI13 198

Would you kindly provide me with name and contact details (including e-mail) of the energy manager(s) of your trust (i.e. the person(s) in charge of energy efficiency or carbon reduction programs/CRC. He or she could alternatively be called Environment (al) Manager, Sustainability Manager, Sustainability & Carbon Manager, Energy and Information Manager, Facilities Manager, etc.).

Response - Individual names and contact details, such as email address, are personal data as defined within the Data Protection Act and are therefore exempt under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act. However, we can advise that overall responsibility is within the remit of Felicity Greene, Executive Director of Strategy and Commercial Development. You may wish to visit the Trust website where this information is readily accessible: www.iow.nhs.uk.

Keep up to date with the latest Trust News

Our Performance

To see our latest performance and financial report click here.

Tell Us Your Views

Click here to find out how you can feedback to us about your experiences, along with how to raise any concerns, complaints or questions.