AQW 33961/11-15

Mrs Jo-Anne Dobson
Ulster Unionist Party
Upper Bann

Tabled Date: 06/06/2014
Answered On Date: 13/06/2014
Priority Written: No

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many patients have been repatriated from consultants at the Renal Unit at the Belfast City Hospital to Renal Consultants in other Health and Social Care Trusts in each month of the last two years; and how many were (i) by patient request; and (ii) at the instigation of the consultant.

Revised Answer:
Since the initial response to AQW 33961/11-15, Belfast Trust has completed a manual review of all patients who have attended the Belfast City Hospital from April 2012 until March 2014.
In total, 101 renal transplant recipients have been repatriated to other units from Belfast City hospital (BCH).
This is always by agreement of all parties (patient, BCH consultant, non-BCH consultant).