Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_5835

Date Request Received: 17/09/2020 11:29:10

Date Request Replied To: 06/10/2020 10:17:32

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Request Summary: Hydrotherapy provision

Request Category: Political Parties

Question Number 1:
On behalf of which Trust are you responding?
Answer To Question 1:
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Question Number 2:
Does your trust have an on-site hydrotherapy pool?
Answer To Question 2:
Question Number 3:
Does your trust have access to an offsite hydrotherapy pool?
Answer To Question 3:
Question Number 4:
Was the hydrotherapy pool open prior to the COVID-19 pandemic?
Answer To Question 4:
Question Number 5:
Will the hydrotherapy pool be re-opening?

☐ Yes, it is already open
☐ Yes, there are plans to reopen
☐ No
☐ Not sure / don’t know
Answer To Question 5:
Yes, there are plans to re-open to Spinal treatment centre inpatients
Question Number 6:
When is the pool scheduled to re-open?
Answer To Question 6:
Unknown return date
Question Number 7:
Why is that? (Please select all that apply)

☐ Changing area capacity
☐ Staffing to clean
☐ Access to pool
☐ Staff still redeployed
☐ Other
Answer To Question 7:
We are currently reviewing the guidance with the Spinal Treatment Centre
Question Number 8:
Is / will your service capacity be reduced as a result of COVID-19?
Answer To Question 8:
Service will reflect government guidelines
Question Number 9:
What capacity will you be able to offer? Please enter a percentage (%).
Answer To Question 9:
Percentage unknown as hirer’s organise their own bathers, will be in-line with government guidance (Pre-covid max bathers 25, post-covid max bathers undefined possibly 8 as limited by changing rooms, guidance would allow 14 at 6sqm per bather)
Question Number 10:
Why is that? (Please select all that apply)

☐ Cost of running
☐ Changing area capacity
☐ Staffing to clean
☐ Access to pool
☐ Staff still redeployed
☐ Other
Answer To Question 10:
Question Number 11:
What are the reasons that you don’t have access to a hydrotherapy pool? (Please select all that apply)

☐ Lack of appropriate local patient population
☐ Lack of funds
☐ Insufficient space
☐ No local pool available
☐ Not enough adequately trained staff
☐ Other (please specify)
Answer To Question 11:
Not applicable
Question Number 12:
Approximately how many people with any condition used the pool on a weekly basis?
Answer To Question 12:
Pre-covid: approx. 330 (not including babies, a lot will also be duplicates from STC, Wessex, Back Care and Odstock Health and Fitness) Post-Covid approx. 10 (only STC) not currently operating
Question Number 13:
Which condition areas use the hydrotherapy pool?

☐ Rheumatology / MSK
☐ Neurology
☐ Physical disability
☐ Children
☐ Other (please specify)
Answer To Question 13:
Spinal Treatment Centre
Wessex Rehab
Children’s physio
Odstock Health and Fitness referred patients
New hall
Back care
National Axial Spondyloarthritus Society
Question Number 14:
What percentage of users were/are people with axial spondyloarthritis (axial SpA) including ankylosing spondylitis (AS)? We understand you may not record this level of detail so please do give your best estimate.
Answer To Question 14:
Nass = 15/330 … 5%. We are unsure how many who attend Back care would be included, approx. 45 participants per week
Question Number 15:
Do you currently audit the use and effectiveness of hydrotherapy?

☐ Yes
☐ No
☐ Not sure / don't know
Answer To Question 15:
Hirer’s may have their own audit system.
Question Number 16:
Please list outcome measures or tools used to audit the use and effectiveness of hydrotherapy.
Answer To Question 16:
Hirer’s may have their own audit system.
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