Alexandra Hospital maternity ward moves to Worcester Royal

Kathryn Emerson made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

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Dear Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust,

In each month in 2014 how many women gave birth at the Alexandra hospital in Redditch?

In each month in 2015 up until the relocation to Worcester Royal, how many women gave birth at the Alexandra hospital in Redditch?

In each month in 2014 how many women gave birth at the Worcester Royal hospital?

In each month in 2015 up until the end of October how many women gave birth at the Worcester Royal hospital?

In November 2015 how many women gave birth at the Worcester royal hospital?

How much money was spent at the Worcester Royal hospital in preparation to take on all of Alexandra's maternity patients? i.e. all expenditure excluding extra staff e.g. beds, gowns, equipment etc.

Were any more midwives or other staff hired at Worcester Royal in preparation of the transfer?

If yes how many and of what title/position?

If yes how many if any were hired from an agency?

If yes, at what cost will this be for the duration of this partnership?

Yours faithfully,

Kathryn Emerson

FOI, WAHT- Account Owner Kimara Sharpe,

Dear Kathryn

Request for Information: Freedom of Information Act

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information which I received on 30 November. I do not understand the following question and wuold appreciate it if you could clarify it for me.

If yes, at what cost will this be for the duration of this
partnership?

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (General Rights of Access) that came into force on 1 January 2005, we have a duty to:
• Acknowledge receipt of your request within 2 working days
• Respond to your request within 20 working days

We will respond to your request as soon as possible but no later than 20 working days from our receipt of your request. If we have problems in locating the information or require clarification, I will contact you as soon as is practicable.

Yours sincerely

Kimara Sharpe

Kimara Sharpe
Company Secretary

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Dear FOI, WAHT- Account Owner Kimara Sharpe,

Thank you for your reply and I can understand why the question appears confusing, so I will try and change it completely to get the information I require.

The original question was: "If yes, at what cost will this be for the duration of this partnership?"

My new additional questions are:

1. What is the monthly wage of Midwives currently working at Worcester Royal hospital? (if these vary please give each wage amount)

2. How many Midwives have been hired at Worcester Royal hospital since October 2015?

3. How long are these midwives contracts?

Yours sincerely,

Kathryn Emerson

FOI, WAHT- Account Owner Kimara Sharpe,

Dear Kathryn

Freedom of Information

I refer to your email of 28 Nov requesting information in respect of numbers of births. I am sorry for the delay in responding to you.

I can confirm in accordance with S.1 (1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) that we do hold some information that would be useful in terms of your request.

I have listed your questions below together with our response.

In each month in 2014 how many women gave birth at the Alexandra
hospital in Redditch?

2014 J F M A M J J A S O N D
Alex 162 159 147 141 183 179 168 156 144 187 137 163

In each month in 2015 up until the relocation to Worcester Royal,
how many women gave birth at the Alexandra hospital in Redditch?

2015 J F M A M J J A S O
Alex 183 154 146 153 171 164 152 144 150 159

In each month in 2014 how many women gave birth at the Worcester
Royal hospital?
2014 J F M A M J J A S O N D
Worcester 341 296 293 287 317 327 328 327 340 335 305 316

In each month in 2015 up until the end of October how many women
gave birth at the Worcester Royal hospital?

2015 J F M A M J J A S O
Worcester 307 287 323 322 354 363 359 331 338 341
In November 2015 how many women gave birth at the Worcester royal
hospital?

How much money was spent at the Worcester Royal hospital in
preparation to take on all of Alexandra's maternity patients? i.e.
all expenditure excluding extra staff e.g. beds, gowns, equipment
etc. No money was spent.

Were any more midwives or other staff hired at Worcester Royal in
preparation of the transfer? None

If yes how many and of what title/position?

If yes how many if any were hired from an agency?

If yes, at what cost will this be for the duration of this
partnership?

How many Midwives have been hired at Worcester Royal hospital
since October 2015? 3.64 wte - 1.64 wte are midwives and 1 wte is a healthcare support worker.

3. How long are these midwives contracts? Permanent

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Yours sincerely

Kimara Sharpe

Kimara Sharpe
Company Secretary

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