I would like some further information on your trusts provision of equipment/apparatus for overweight/bariatric patients over the past 3 financial years.
I am looking specifically for detail of spend on Bariatric equipment consisting (however not limited to) hoists, beds, pressure care mattresses, chairs, wheelchairs.
1) Could you please tell me your trusts NHS Spend on all Bariatric Equipment Rental/Lease in the past 3 years?
The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has recorded zero expenditure on bariatric equipment lease in the past 3 years. The Trust has rented bariatric beds in the past 3 years, however figures are not collated centrally as payment is organised by individual wards via non Purchase Order process. The Trust has one on-going agreement with a framework supplier of bariatric equipment resulting in the following rental spend:
2014-15 – £24,780
2013-14 – no record
2012-13 – no record
2) Could you please tell me your trusts NHS Spend on capital purchasing of Bariatric Equipment in the past 3 years?
The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has recorded zero expenditure on capital purchasing of bariatric equipment in the past 3 years.
3) What is your current contractual status if any, if so, who is this with, what is the term of the contract including renewal date? If not under contract, how is this service provided, for example, is this simply on an Ad Hoc basis?
The Trust has one on-going agreement with a framework supplier of bariatric equipment (1st Call Mobility). Otherwise, bariatric equipment is sourced on an ad hoc basis as detailed above.