Accident and Emergency

1. As of April 2010, the total number of Accident and Emergency beds within the Trust (including predecessor Trusts)
2. As of March 2011, the total number of Accident and Emergency beds within the Trust (including predecessor Trusts)
3. As of April 2017, the total number of Accident and Emergency beds within the Trust
Please split the figures for questions 1-3 into overnight beds and day-only beds. This request includes beds that were temporarily unavailable.
4. Please list any Accident and Emergency wards or units that have been permanently closed since April 2010. Please state how many A&E beds they included at point of closure.
5. Please provide the business case or management report/review underpinning each closure listed in response to question 4
6. Please list any Accident and Emergency wards or units that have been permanently opened since April 2010. Please state how many A&E beds they include.

In this request, Accident and Emergency beds, wards and units are those whose primary usage is for Accident and Emergency cases.

Upfront charging of non-residents

7. What is the Trust’s policy on treating overseas patients who are eligible to be charged upfront for care but are not able or willing to pay upfront?
8. What is the Trust’s policy on upfront charging for overseas patients where it is not possible to establish the cost of care upfront?
9. What is the Trust’s policy towards clinical staff who refuse to enforce upfront payment?
10. What is the Trust’s policy on identifying which patients need to be asked for proof of residency in relation to upfront charging, and what form does that proof take?

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