Case Number 4724
Request Date 13/04/2016
Completion Date  

 

Details of the Request

1a. Do you provide a surgical appliance service for inpatients?

  • Yes
  • No

 

1b. Do you provide a surgical appliance service for outpatients?

  • Yes
  • No

 

If you have answered yes to either or both of the above, please answer the following:

2. How many patients did you see during this time period:

  • Apr 14 to Mar 15
  • Apr 15 to Dec 15
  • Inpatients
  • Outpatients

 

3. How much did you spend on the appliances provided?

  • Apr 14 to Mar 15
  • Apr 15 to Dec 15
  • Inpatients
  • Outpatients

 

4. Do you recharge the referrer for the cost of the appliance?

  • Yes
  • No

 

5. Which Orthotics companies do you use?

 

Details of the Response

1a. Do you provide a surgical appliance service for inpatients?

Yes

 

1b. Do you provide a surgical appliance service for outpatients?

Yes

 

2. How many patients did you see during this time period:

  • Inpatients - see note below
  • Outpatients - see note below

 

3. How much did you spend on the appliances provided?

Inpatients and Outpatients combined (see note below):

  • £ 511,195 (Apr 14 to Mar 15)
  • £ 472,334 (Apr 15 to Dec 15)

 

4. Do you recharge the referrer for the cost of the appliance?

Yes

 

5. Which Orthotics companies do you use?

The Trust has a contract with Ossur to provide knee braces, ankle braces, elbow braces, back braces, post op shoes etc.

 

Please note:

Question 2 – The Trust does not keep electronic records of the number of patients seen. However, we run 2 clinics a week and can see up to 20 patients in each. Also the Surgical Appliance Technician can see up to 20 patients each day (5 days a week) with extra visits to inpatients when required.

Question 3 – the Trust does not split this data into inpatients and outpatients separately.