Case Number 4661
Request Date 09/03/2016
Completion Date 06/04/2016 

 

Details of the Request

  1. The name of your trust
  2. Since 1st April 2015 until 1st March 2016 how many patients using your services have been identified as not 'ordinarily resident' in the UK under the Department of Health guidelines on 'Guidance on implementing the overseas visitor hospital charging regulations 2015'? See link below https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/496951/Overseas_visitor_hospital_charging_accs.pdf
  3. Since 1st April 2015 until 1st March 2016 how much money has the Trust spent on the care of patients identified as not 'ordinarily resident' in the UK?
  4. Since 1st April 2015 until 1st March 2016 out of those patients identified as not 'ordinarily resident' in the UK, how much money has the Trust claimed back for their care?
  5. Since 1st April 2015 until 1st March 2016 out of those patients identified as not 'ordinarily resident' in the UK, how many have been asked to repay the costs for their care?
  6. Since 1st April 2015 until 1st March 2016 out of those patients identified as not 'ordinarily resident' in the UK, how many of those who have been asked to repay the costs for their care have not yet paid?

 

Details of the Response

1) The name of your trust:

Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

2) Since 1st April 2015 until 1st March 2016 how many patients using your services have been identified as not 'ordinarily resident' in the UK under the Department of Health guidelines on 'Guidance on implementing the overseas visitor hospital charging regulations 2015'?

1582 patients using the Trust’s services have been identified.

 

3) Since 1st April 2015 until 1st March 2016 how much money has the Trust spent on the care of patients identified as not 'ordinarily resident' in the UK?

The Trust has spent £ 388,268.95.

 

4) Since 1st April 2015 until 1st March 2016 out of those patients identified as not 'ordinarily resident' in the UK, how much money has the Trust claimed back for their care?

The Trust has claimed back: Direct patient charging - £184,566.11

 

5) Since 1st April 2015 until 1st March 2016 out of those patients identified as not 'ordinarily resident' in the UK, how many have been asked to repay the costs for their care?

67 patients have been asked to repay the costs for their care.

 

6) Since 1st April 2015 until 1st March 2016 out of those patients identified as not 'ordinarily resident' in the UK, how many of those who have been asked to repay the costs for their care have not yet paid?

40 patients asked to repay the costs for their care have not yet paid.