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FOI Request

Disclosure ID
FOI/02737
Request Date
October 1, 2018
Subject
Walking /mobility Aids
Description

From January 1 2014 until the date of this request, how many temporary walking /mobility aids available for patients have been deemed irrecoverable / missing?

 

Please list the number of temporary walking / mobility aids by type (ie 45 x crutches, 3 x wheel chairs) and by year.

 

Please also state, where known, the amount spent on walking / mobility aids such as these each year.

 

The aim of this request is to identify how many pairs of crutches, etc, have not been returned by patients in recent years and the cost burden on the NHS. The word ‘irrecoverable’ is therefore used to weed out genuine cases where crutches are still being used by patients.

Response

I can confirm that Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust do not record how many temporary walking /mobility aids available for patients have been deemed irrecoverable / missing.

 

Please find attached the amount spent on walking / mobility aids for the period April 2018 to (and including) September 2018.

 

 

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http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/

 

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http://www.bfwh.nhs.uk/our-services/hospital-services/information-governance/foi-questionnaire/

 

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