Case Number 6705
Request Date 13/05/2019
Completion Date 30/05/2019

 

Details of the Request

I am writing to ask about intravenous anaesthetic agent - Propofol - used across your Trust.

In particular, I would like to know the total volume of propofol used/issued PER YEAR between 2006 and 2018 by intensive care unit (ICU) and operating theatre (OT) as shown below:

  1. Total (annual) volume of propofol used / issued in ICU units PER YEAR for 2006-2018 (in millilitres or litres).
  2. Total (annual) volume of propofol used / issued in OT units PER YEAR for 2006-2018 (in millilitres or litres).

If it is easier to provide another unit of measure (for example, vial), please provide details of the products (incl. pack size and mL per vial) so that I can calculate the volume in millilitres / litres.

In the case of exceeding the statutory time limits as set out in the FOI Act, I am happy to receive the information for the last couple of years i.e. 2016-2018.

 

Details of the Response

Please note: The Trust has run the available data for all years that we have a full dataset for (2015-18) and has calculated the products used in mls.

  2015 2016 2017 2018 Grand Total
Intensive Care Unit 216,000 232,600 201,910 225,300 875,810
Operating Theatre 423,560 412,040 394,230 421,260 1,651,090
Grand Total 639,560 644,640 596,140 646,560 2,526,900