Details of the Request
I write to request statistical information from your Trust under the Freedom of Information Act. The information pertains to patients that have undergone the Mitrofanoff surgical procedure, a relatively uncommon but specialist urological operation.
I have strongly considered Section 40 before making this request, so have tapered the questions to ensure private and personal information is not a contentious factor.
May I request:
1a. How many Mitrofanoff surgical operations has your Trust conducted since its inception in the early 1980's? or
1b. (Recognising that the information for 1a may not be held or time and resource intensive) How many Mitrofanoff surgical operations has your Trust conducted within the past year?
2a. Quantitive data regarding the ages of patients undergoing the Mitrofanoff procedure or
2b. (Where disclosing the age may contravene Section 40 restrictions by enabling identification of persons) Quantitive data regarding the average age of patients undergoing the Mitrofanoff procedure by either - age brackets (1-10, 11 - 20 etc.) or the mean average.
3. The success rate of Mitrofanoff procedure operations conducted by your Trust, measured by the number/requirement of re-admissions for a surgical revision in 12 months.
4. How many surgeons in your trust are trained to conduct the Mitrofanoff procedure?
5. Of the number of surgeons in the result of 4, how many have conducted less than 10 Mitrofanoff procedure operations within the past 12 calendar months?
Details of the Response
The Mitrofanoff surgical procedure is not carried out at this trust.