Patients treated by Haematology department since 2019 (FOI)
Patients treated by Haematology department since 2019 (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 14 November 2023.
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How many patients have been treated by Jersey's Health and Community Services’ Haematology department since 2019 to date?
Please provide a breakdown showing the reasons for treatment and the number of people this applies to.
Out of the patients being treated, for each of the last five years, how many are for long-term medical conditions (where they are being treated for or expected to be treated for over a year)
The attached table shows the count of public patients that have attended Health and Community Services’ Haematology department for an Outpatient appointment, or received treatment under Clinical Haematology as an Inpatient, each year for the previous five complete years and in the first three quarters of 2023 (from 1 January to 30 September 2023 inclusive).
Each patient has been counted once per year.
Details of the diagnosis or reason for investigation or treatment of all patients seen through Clinical Haematology are not available in a central record. This information will be documented within an individual’s medical records. Examining the records of all service users in scope of this request would exceed the timescales prescribed in the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014. Therefore, Article 16 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied in this respect.
As with details of diagnoses or reasons for investigation or treatment, the longevity (or anticipated longevity), of the conditions being treated or investigated for all patients seen through Clinical Haematology are not available in a central record. A Scheduled Public Authority is not obliged to create new datasets or manipulate existing data to address Freedom of Information requests. As records are not held in a format that allows for this information to be discerned without manual interrogation, and as examining the individual records of all service users in scope would exceed the timescales prescribed in the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014, Article 16 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.
Article 16 - A scheduled public authority may refuse to supply information if cost excessive
(1) A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations.