1. On how many occasions have your children’s wards been closed to new admissions during financial years 2010/2011, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17?
2. For each children’s ward closure, please state the duration of and the reason for the closure.
3. For each children’s ward closure, please also state the number of patients which were diverted elsewhere as a result of the ward closing.
Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust does not close the children’s ward. At times of extreme pressure on admissions, the Trust would work closely with our neighbouring Trusts and consider ‘Treat and transfer’ to enable acute admissions to continue to be admitted to the ward.