Case Number 3703
Request Date 11/07/2014
Completion Date 15/07/2014

 

Details of the Request

Please supply the following information:

  • The number of patients in your trust who required an nasogastric feeding tube during the past three years and why
     
  • The number of patients in your trust who required a retaining or restraining device to secure an nasogastric feeding tube during the past three years and why
     
  • The reason why a retaining or restraining device was required eg what type of patient was it – Stroke, neurological etc and what was the reason they required the device
     
  • The type of device used: nasal bullring, nasal bridle, Statlock nasal plaster, mittens, hand bandages, other?
     
  • Any reported adverse effects as a result of using any of the above – please least which consequence, if any, arose from which device?
     
  • In the past three years have you stopped using any of the devices (nasal bullring, nasal bridle, Statlock nasal plaster or mittens? If so, why?
     
  • Cost savings, if any, as a result of using any of the above devices in the past three years compared to previously
     
  • Any record of improved patient outcomes as a result of using any of the above devices
     
  • Any records you have of nurses being reluctant to use these devices.

 

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.

We may be able to provide some of the requested information if you can narrow the scope or focus of your questions. To help you do this, we consider that the following parts of your request are likely together to fall within the appropriate cost limit:

  • The number of patients in your trust who required an nasogastric feeding tube during the past three years
     
  • The number of patients in your trust who required a retaining or restraining device to secure a nasogastric feeding tube during the past three years
     
  • The type of device used: nasal bullring, nasal bridle, Statlock nasal plaster, mittens, hand bandages, other?

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.