FOI 4472 Red Blood Cell Units

  • Number of Red Blood Cell units utilised by ward and/ or department in 
    • a) 2015  = 7580
    • b) 2016 = 7090
  • Number of elective surgical procedures cancelled in 2016 due to the patient being identified as anaemic.  This information is not recorded centrally and in such a format where this question can be accurately answered. To obtain this information the Trust would need to manually scrutinise individual healthcare records which would go above and beyond the time frame specified under section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act.
  • Number of elective surgical procedures occurring for patients who were anaemic on the day of surgery. This information is not held centrally. To obtain this the Trust would need to manually scrutinise individual healthcare records which would go above and beyond the time frame specified under section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act.
  • Of the above, the number of these procedures that required a blood transfusion. This information is not held centrally. To obtain this the Trust would need to manually scrutinise individual healthcare records which would go above and beyond the time frame specified under section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act.
  •  Following the NICE Quality Standards published in December 2016 on blood transfusion, is able to meet Quality Standard 1? This information is not held centrally. To obtain this the Trust would need to manually scrutinise individual healthcare records which would go above and beyond the time frame specified under section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act.

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