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FOI Request

Disclosure ID
FOI/03740
Request Date
October 2, 2018
Subject
Hernia Mesh Implants
Description
  1. How many hernia mesh implant devices have been purchased in each of the following financial years: 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18?
  2. Please provide the total annual cost of hernia mesh implant devices purchased for those same years requested in question one.
  3. Please provide the different types of meshes purchased and the name of the manufacturer for those same years requested in question one.
  4. Please provide how many patients received which type of mesh in each year requested in question one.
  5. How many hernia operation were carried out in those same years requested in question one?
  6. How many follow up appointments with the implanting surgeon are standard practice for patients who have had a hernia operation, either as a day case or inpatient?
Response
1 How many hernia mesh implant devices have been purchased in each of the following financial years: 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18?
2012/2013 181
2013/2014 142
2014/2015 161
2015/2016 134
2016/2017 141
2017/2018 110
2 Please provide the total annual cost of hernia mesh implant devices purchased for those same years requested in question one. Between 2012 and 2018, the total amount spent on hernia mesh implant devices was £138,901.00.

To provide further detail would prejudice the commercial interests of the Trust therefore we are exempting this information under section 43(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

3 Please provide the different types of meshes purchased and the name of the manufacturer for those same years requested in question one. Please see attached document 2
4 Please provide how many patients received which type of mesh in each year requested in question one. Information not held, at our Trust we do not code specific types of prosthetics, of which mesh is one.
5 How many hernia operations were carried out in those same years requested in question one? Please see attached document 1
6 How many follow up appointments with the implanting surgeon are standard practices for patients who have had a hernia operation, either as a day case or inpatient? We do not provide follow up appointments for hernia patients unless they contact us with complications.

 

We do however arrange 1 F/U for patients who have had an incisional hernia repair.

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