Case Number 3582
Request Date 11/04/2014
Completion Date 24/04/2014

 

Details of the Request

1. Which Regional/Area Team does your hospital belong to?

  • North of England
  • Midlands and East of England
  • London
  • South of England

 

2. Please set out the number of individual elective procedures that took place in your Trust in 2013 for the following categories –

  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacements
  • Hernia Operations
  • Adenoid Operations
  • Gallstone operations
  • Tonsillectomies
  • Myringotomies
  • Varicose veins
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cataract operations

 

3. Please set out the average waiting time (in days), within your trust, for each of the following procedures in 2013 –

  • Hip replacements
  • Knee replacements
  • Hernia Operations
  • Adenoid Operations
  • Gallstone operations
  • Tonsillectomies
  • Myringotomies
  • Varicose veins
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cataract operations

 

4. Please set out the number of patients who waited for longer than 6 months, within your trust, for each of the following procedures in 2013 – (Only include cases where clock was running)

  • Hip replacements
  • Knee replacements
  • Hernia Operations
  • Adenoid Operations
  • Gallstone operations
  • Tonsillectomies
  • Myringotomies
  • Varicose veins
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cataract operations

 

Details of the Response

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.

To pull this data as requested the trust has to use specific procedures and map them to procedure codes. There are many different procedures which can be performed on the 10 areas you have specified,

Just for example a Hip replacement there can be several procedures:

  • Total prosthetic replacement of hip joint using cement (Clean)
  • Total prosthetic replacement of hip joint not using cement (Clean)
  • Other total prosthetic replacement of hip joint (Clean)
  • Hybrid prosthetic replacement of hip joint using cemented acetabular component (Clean)
  • Hybrid prosthetic replacement of hip joint using cemented femoral component (Clean)
  • Hybrid prosthetic replacement of hip joint using cement (Clean)

There are also resurfacing procedures, prosthetic replacement and many other procedures which can all be done on the Hip which are not necessarily hip replacements.

Would it be possible to narrow the procedures down to which ones you are specifically interested. I.e. hip replacement, knee replacement etc.

We may be able to provide some of the requested information if you can narrow the scope or focus of your questions.

If you choose to narrow the scope or focus of your questions, please be aware that the Trust will treat this as a new Freedom of Information request.

 

Requester's Response

Further to your email, I would be grateful if you could cancel our FOI request. Due to tight time constraints, it is unlikely that we would receive your data in time for our deadlines.