Case Number 3449
Request Date 21/01/2014
Completion Date 13/02/2014

 

Details of the Request

I would like to request the following information on bariatric patients in NHS hospitals. I would like to find out:

  • How many bariatric patients have been admitted to your hospital/hospitals this year
  • How many injuries have resulted from accidents/incidents involving bariatric patients
  • How many injuries from accidents have happened indirectly relating to a patient being obese
  • How many injuries from accidents have happened directly relating to a patient being obese
  • How much money has been spent on provision and/or training for staff to deal with bariatric patients
  • How much money has been spent directly relating to patients being obese
  • How much money has been spent indirectly relating to patients being obese
  • Do you have any special schemes to help the treatment of bariatric patients, such as Peterborough Hospital's bariatric suit? (See link for reference: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-25552320)
  • The above questions are aimed at helping us collect information about injuries to obese patients as they try to get out of bed or accidents that have happened as a direct result of an obese patient's size.

I would like the figures to show the results of these questions for every calendar year for the last three years (2011-2013).

 

Details of the Response

Request is still in progress.

1. How many bariatric patients have been admitted to your hospital/hospitals this year.

Year Primary Diagnosis Secondary Diagnosis
2011 36 951
2012 86 797
2013 126 1267

 

2. How many injuries have resulted from accidents/incidents involving bariatric patients.

The Trust does not hold this information.

 

3. How many injuries from accidents have happened indirectly relating to a patient being obese.

The Trust does not hold this information.

 

4. How many injuries from accidents have happened directly relating to a patient being obese.

The Trust does not hold this information.

 

5. How much money has been spent on provision and/or training for staff to deal with bariatric patients.

The Trust does not hold this information.

 

6. How much money has been spent directly relating to patients being obese.

The Trust does not hold this information.

 

7. How much money has been spent indirectly relating to patients being obese.

The Trust does not hold this information.

 

8. Do you have any special schemes to help the treatment of bariatric patients, such as Peterborough Hospital's bariatric suit?

Yes, the Trust has a similar training suit. The manual handling team also run a bariatric training day a few times per year. There is a dedicated bariatric ward for bariatric surgical patients in the Trust.