Respiratory System: Medical Treatments

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 22nd February 2018.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will set out (a) how many and (b) which hospitals in England have provided extracorporeal membrane oxygenation treatment, in each year since 2010.

Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what contingency plans are in place if all nationally designated extra corporeal membrane oxygenation beds are in use.

Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

NHS England has contracting arrangements with five NHS trusts which have provided adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) treatment in England in each year since 2013. These are:

- Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust;

- Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust;

- Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust;

- University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust; and

- University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

NHS England also has contracting arrangements with five NHS trusts which have provided paediatric ECMO treatment in England in each year since 2013. These are outlined below:

- University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust;

- Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust;

- Great Ormond Street Hospital Foundation Trust;

- Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust; and

- Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

Data prior to 2013 is not held centrally.

Published standard operating procedure on the NHS England website sets out the actions that NHS England and NHS trusts take to manage surges in demand for ECMO services. This is available via the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/commissioning/ccs/

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