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A&E admissions at Royal Alexandra Hospital: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
Published:
10 Jan 2018
A&E admissions at Royal Alexandra Hospital: FOI release

FOI reference: FOI/17/03028
Date received: 10 December 2017
Date responded: 9 January 2018

Information requested

  1. The number of A&E Admissions at Royal Alexandra Hospital, specifically on a Friday.

  2. The number of A&E Admissions at Royal Alexandra Hospital on a Friday compared with Monday to Thursday.

  3. The death rates at Royal Alexandra Hospital from 2015 to Nov 2017, broken down by month, for the periods Monday to Thursday and from Friday till 09.00 on Monday.

  4. The difference in death rates at Royal Alexandra Hospital between a Friday and Monday to Thursday.

  5. How many patients are discharged from Royal Alexandra Hospital on a Friday compared with Monday to Thursday

  6. Are patients discharged from Royal Alexandra Hospital told what assistance is available when they leave the hospital?

Response

I enclose a copy of most of the information you requested.

A&E Attendances

We have interpreted A&E Admissions to mean A&E Attendances.

Royal Alexandra Hospital - Daily A&E attendances, 01 October 2014 to 10 December 2017
Day Total Attendances Day Average A&E Attendance by day of week
Monday 33890 Monday 204.2
Tuesday 30855 Tuesday 185.9
Wednesday 30452 Wednesday 182.3
Thursday 29899 Thursday 179.0
Friday 29562 Friday 177.0
Saturday 29154 Saturday 174.6
Sunday 30846 Sunday 184.7
Week 214658 Week 183.9

Hospital Mortality

The Scottish Government does not have the information you have asked for because of the reasons detailed below.

Discharge

We do not normally hold this information on our databases but can supply the data below based on previous information requests which the Scottish Government have made to NHS National Services Scotland, Information Services Division.

Royal Alexandra Hospital - Daily Discharges (all), Winter 2010-11 to Winter 2016-17
Day Total Discharges Day Average Discharges by day of week
Monday 54709 Monday 218.0
Tuesday 52939 Tuesday 210.9
Wednesday 51506 Wednesday 206.0
Thursday 55610 Thursday 222.4
Friday 56052 Friday 224.2
Saturday 25197 Saturday 100.8
Sunday 19341 Sunday 77.4
Week 315354 Week 180.0

This includes total emergency and elective In Patient and day cases

Discharge Assistance

The Scottish Inpatient Experience Survey (last published 2016) provides information about patient's experiences in hospital, including their experience of leaving hospital. The Inpatient Experience Survey results (2016) for Royal Alexandra Hospital indicate that 78% of patients knew who to contact if they had any questions after leaving hospital. The full survey report for the Royal Alexandra Hospital can be accessed through this web link: http://www.careexperience.scot.nhs.uk/Results2016/Hospital-Reports/NHS%20Greater%20Glasgow%20and%20Clyde/C418H-Royal-Alexandra-Hospital-Paisley-2016.pdf

You may also wish to contact NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde given your recent patient experience as they have operational responsibility for the Royal Alexandria Hospital - http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/get-in-touch-get-involved/

Reasons for not providing information

The Scottish Government does not have the information.

The Scottish Government does not have the information you have asked for because Hospital Mortality data is held by NHS National Services Scotland, Information Services Division. This part of your request should be directed to:

NSS Corporate FOI team via email (NSS.FOI@nhs.net), or by mail to:

Associate Director, Corporate Affairs and Compliance
Strategy and Governance Directorate
NHS National Services Scotland
Gyle Square
1 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9EB

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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