Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_4928

Date Request Received: 27/02/2019 12:58:07

Date Request Replied To: 11/03/2019 08:33:44

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Request Summary: Bilirubin Meters (Jaundice meters) used by community midwives

Request Category: Companies

Question Number 1:
What (if any) portable bilirubin meters they currently use to assess possible jaundice in babies?
Answer To Question 1:
12 Bilirubin meters are in use in the community
Question Number 2:
When were they purchased?
Answer To Question 2:
A purchase was made in September 2016 and February 2018
Question Number 3:
When will they be renewed or when does the current contract expire?
Answer To Question 3:
5 years after purchase date
Question Number 4:
Would it also be possible to obtain the contact details of the person dealing with managing the Bilirubin Meters (Jaundice meters) that the community midwife use?
Answer To Question 4:
This is personal information and so the Trust applies an exemption under Section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act. Please see attached Refusal Notice.
Please see attachments:
Refusal Notice FOI_4928.pdf
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