1 – How many overseas visitors received treatment at the trust in the financial year 2015-16 who weren’t eligible for free care? 63
2 – How much has the trust so far (as of today’s date) collected in payments from overseas visitors who weren’t eligible for free care in 2015-16? £86,839.00 How much is still owed? £26,983.72
3 – How many overseas visitors received treatment in any form of obstetrics or maternity care in 2015/16? 4
4 – How much has the trust so far collected in payments from overseas visitors receiving obstetrics or maternity care in 2015/16? £4,538.50 How much is still owed? Zero
5 – Did any overseas visitors receive IVF or any other fertility treatment in 2015/16? No
6 – If yes please provide as many details as possible including the nationality (if possible), the form of treatment and the price. Please also state if they paid the full amount for the cost. N/A
7 – Is the trust doing anything specific to better identify overseas visitors and ensure they are charged eg ID checks on specific wards, training for staff, employing debt collection agencies – please specify.
The Trust has an Overseas Policy and an Overseas Visitors Manager (OVM) who is proactive. All new patients are required to complete a pre-registration form and supply evidence, for example, passports, ID cards. The OVM attends monthly community midwives meetings to ensure communication is clear. The Trust A&E department and all other areas of entry to the hospital are regularly updated on any changes and/or training. Q&A sessions are held for all staff to attend to ensure that they are aware of what to do if an overseas visitor attends their clinic/ward.