Case Number 4643
Request Date 22/02/2016
Completion Date 10/03/2016 

 

Details of the Request

Please detail the following for each of the hospitals in your trust, stating which hospital the details relate to:

1) In the calendar year 2015,

  1. please state how much medicine was discarded by the hospital due to being passed its expiry date? (please say what the medicine was and how much was thrown away (defined by weight))
  2. Please state the cost of this discarded medicine.
  3. Please state how much equipment was discarded by the hospital due to being passed its expiry date (please say what the equipment was, including but not limited to items such as bandages or needles, and how many of each item were thrown away)
  4. Please state the cost of this discarded equipment.

 

2. a - d) Same for 2014

3. a - d) Same for 2013

 

Details of the Response

1) In the calendar year 2015,

a. please state how much medicine was discarded by the hospital due to being passed its expiry date? (please say what the medicine was and how much was thrown away (defined by weight))

Sent to the requester.

 

b. Please state the cost of this discarded medicine.

£34,934.31

 

c. Please state how much equipment was discarded by the hospital due to being passed its expiry date (please say what the equipment was, including but not limited to items such as bandages or needles, and how many of each item were thrown away)

The Trust does not hold this information

 

d. Please state the cost of this discarded equipment.

The Trust does not hold this information

 

2. In the calendar year 2014

a. please state how much medicine was discarded by the hospital due to being passed its expiry date? (please say what the medicine was and how much was thrown away (defined by weight))

Sent to the requester.

 

b. Please state the cost of this discarded medicine.

£79,957.62 *

*Please note: In 2014/15 the annual cost of expired drugs increased by about £30k when an issue with patient scheduling led to the loss of high-cost outsourced parenteral doses from Royal Surrey County Hospital. This has now been resolved as demonstrated by this year’s figures and does not represent our routine stock management.

 

c. Please state how much equipment was discarded by the hospital due to being passed its expiry date (please say what the equipment was, including but not limited to items such as bandages or needles, and how many of each item were thrown away)

The Trust does not hold this information

 

d. Please state the cost of this discarded equipment.

The Trust does not hold this information

 

3. In the calendar year 2013

a. please state how much medicine was discarded by the hospital due to being passed its expiry date? (please say what the medicine was and how much was thrown away (defined by weight))

Sent to the requester.

 

b. Please state the cost of this discarded medicine.

£36,660.52

 

c. Please state how much equipment was discarded by the hospital due to being passed its expiry date (please say what the equipment was, including but not limited to items such as bandages or needles, and how many of each item were thrown away)

The Trust does not hold this information

 

d. Please state the cost of this discarded equipment.

The Trust does not hold this information