a) How many people were admitted to Accident and Emergency with flu in each calendar year: 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015, and; 2016.
The table below shows how many people attended A&E with ‘flu’ or ‘influenza’ complaints.
b) What is the total financial cost for people presenting with flu at Accident and Emergency in each calendar year in answer to Question A. Please provide this information broken down by calendar year, as follows: 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015, and 2016. This should include all costs incurred to treat the illness during the patients stay at the hospital, including all staff salaries and any other medical treatment costs.
This information is not held centrally. To obtain this information the Trust would need to undertake lengthy analysis of individual healthcare records. The time for this would outweigh the cost of compliance.