Please could we request the following information under the FOI act, (or by another means if you believe that is more appropriate.).
– a copy of the patient inter-hospital transfer document/proforma and guidelines used by your trust. The forms below are used within the whole South-East Critical Care Network. Each transfer sheet is carbon copied so that one copy stays with the patient and the other returns to the transferring unit for audit purposes.
– The number of incidents reported involving the transfer of surgical patients between hospitals or trusts between March 2015-March 2016. Zero
– The number of surgical patients transferred between hospitals or trusts between March 2015-March 2016. The number of surgical patients transferred between 1st March 2015 and 31st March 2016 = 41. It should be noted that the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is also a tertiary referral hospital for a number of specialties resulting in movement to the Trust for surgery and them movement back to the original hospital once care has been completed.