Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_6035

Date Request Received: 12/02/2021 13:21:14

Date Request Replied To: 08/03/2021 11:34:59

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Request Summary: emergency admissions from Jan 2015 to Dec 2020 for the 65+ and people 65+ with dementia

Request Category: Researcher

Question Number 1:
In your NHS Trust, monthly from January 2015 to December 2020, how many emergency admissions were recorded for a) people over 65 and b) people over 65 with dementia overall and separately with
• a fall
• a Urinary Tract Infection
• Delirium
• Dehydration
• Gastroenteritis
• Influenza
• Chest Infections/ Pneumonia
• Ear, nose or throat infections
as their primary reason for emergency admission, and for each category how many were care home residents, ideally broken down by LA, NHS or Private?
The attached table may help frame your responses. By emergency admissions, we are referring to inpatient admissions to hospital (not A&E attendance), which can happen via A&E, dental casualty department, GP, bed bureau, consultant clinic, transfer from another provider or Mental Health Crisis Resolution team.
Answer To Question 1:
Please see the spreadsheet attached which contains our response to this question.
We have been unable to identify any patients with ENT infections as these are not coded to this level, we would require more detail in order to obtain clinical diagnosis codes.
Please note, there are no NHS-run care homes in our area. FOI_6035 - Emergency Admissions with Dementia.xlsx
Please see attachments:
FOI_6035 - Emergency Admissions with Dementia.xlsx
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