Case Number 7384
Request Date 29/05/2020
Completion Date 25/08/2020

 

Details of the Request

1. How many patients are currently awaiting an appointment for imaging studies / scans that have been requested? And how many are awaiting the results of scans that are yet to be assessed?

Please can you specify how many of these are on a cancer pathway. Please also specify the date your records go up to. Please can you also provide the data for how many were waiting during the same time period last year.

 

2. How many two-week wait cancer referrals had to wait longer than 14 days for an appointment in May 2020, May 2019, and May 2018?

Please break this down by year and specialty receiving referral.

 

3. How many more scanners are needed to address the shortfall in imaging capacity?

 

Details of the Response

1. How many patients are currently awaiting an appointment for imaging studies/scans that have been requested? And how many are awaiting the results of scans that are yet to be assessed?

Awaiting appointments

  Including Cancer pt. Cancer patients - June 2020 Cancer patients - June 2019
CT 307 76 88
MRI 295 9 13
Ultrasound 965 25 59
Mammo 17 7 8
Fluro 39 0 0
Fluro-Interventional 10 0 0
Nuc Med 40 0 0

 

Awaiting results

CT 19
MRI 50
Ultrasound 0
Mammo 1
Fluro 2

 

2. How many two-week wait cancer referrals had to wait longer than 14 days for an appointment in May 2020, May 2019, and May 2018? Please break this down by year and specialty receiving referral.

The response is taken from the Cancer Register. Please note that these appointments are not related to imaging appointments, but all first appointments following an urgent referral from GP/Dentist/Ophthalmologist.

  • May 2020 - 7 (Incomplete dataset as should allow at least one month after the report date has passed. Records from end of May will not be uploaded to the system and not all outcomes present to allow for DNAs)
  • May 2019 - 76
  • May 2018 - 181

Specialy details were sent to the requester. 

 

3. How many more scanners are needed to address the shortfall in imaging capacity?

The Trust does not hold this information. The FOI Act 2000 covers all recorded information held by a public authority. In this case, the Trust does not record the information requested.