Case Number 3533
Request Date 13/03/2014
Completion Date 25/03/2014

 

Details of the Request

  1. According to the latest ERIC report (12/13), your risk adjusted backlog maintenance is £12,371,518. Of this, how much relates to your sterile services department? Please provide the answer in GBP.
     
  2. How much was your total annual income / budget for FY 12/13? Of this how much is spent on sterile services each year? Please provide the answer in GBP.
     
  3. How is your sterile services provided? (Is it on-site or off-site / Is it self provided, provided by another NHS Trust, Outsourced to a third party provider or other).

 

Details of the Response

1. According to the latest ERIC report (12/13), your risk adjusted backlog maintenance is £12,371,518. Of this, how much relates to your sterile services department? Please provide the answer in GBP.

The Trust holds the requested information, but considers it is exempt under section 12 of the Act, as the cost of compliance is estimated to exceed the appropriate limit. The Trust’s 6 facet survey which informs the backlog maintenance is at the end of its life and we are currently going out to tender to renew this survey for delivery over the summer 2014. Therefore we will have a more accurate assessment of this data in autumn 2014, but to produce it now would require longer than 18 hours. For 2014/15 the capital investment for Sterile Services will be £208,535.

 

2. How much was your total annual income / budget for FY 12/13? Of this how much is spent on sterile services each year? Please provide the answer in GBP.

For 2012/13 the Trust turnover was £232 Million with a £3.4 million operating surplus. The Trust holds the information requested on sterile services, but considers it is exempt under section 43 of the Act, as disclosure would be likely to prejudice commercial interests.

 

3. How is your sterile services provided? (Is it on-site or off-site / Is it self-provided, provided by another NHS Trust, Outsourced to a third party provider or other)?

Sterile Services is self-provided and onsite.