Case Number 6898
Request Date 07/08/2019
Completion Date 27/08/2019

 

Details of the Request

1) Please state the name of your Trust?

2) How many patients currently under your care are being kept alive with clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH) who are in a persistent vegetative state or minimally conscious state?

3a) How many patients from Q2 have been kept alive for 1 year or more?

3b) How many patients from Q2 have been kept alive for 3 years or more?

3c) How many patients from Q2 have been kept alive for 5 years or more?

4a) How much money has your trust spend on the patients from Q2 in the years; 2015 - 2016, 2016 - 2017, 2017 - 2018

4b) How much money does your Trust spend per patient (from Q2) on average?

5) How many next of kin of patients from Q2 have asked for the CANH to be stopped and their loved ones be moved into palliative care?

6a) In how many patients cases, have you been in a legal battle, whether mediation or court, because next of kin wanted to stop CANH in the last 5 years?

6b) What has been the financial cost of these legal battles/mediations?

 

Details of the Response

1) Please state the name of your Trust?

Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

2) How many patients currently under your care are being kept alive with clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH) who are in a persistent vegetative state or minimally conscious state?

0 patients

 

3a) How many patients from Q2 have been kept alive for 1 year or more?

N/A

 

3b) How many patients from Q2 have been kept alive for 3 years or more?

N/A

 

3c) How many patients from Q2 have been kept alive for 5 years or more?

N/A

 

4a) How much money has your trust spend on the patients from Q2 in the years;

  • 2015 – 2016 = £nil
  • 2016 – 2017 = £nil
  • 2017 – 2018 = £nil

 

4b) How much money does your Trust spend per patient (from Q2) on average?

The Trust does not have patients in a permanent vegetative state, therefore there are no costs attached

 

5) How many next of kin of patients from Q2 have asked for the CANH to be stopped and their loved ones be moved into palliative care?

N/A

 

6a) In how many patients cases, have you been in a legal battle, whether mediation or court, because next of kin wanted to stop CANH in the last 5 years?

N/A: see answer to question 2.

 

6b) What has been the financial cost of these legal battles / mediations?

N/A: see above