Asbestos in hospitals

Catrin Hughes made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust,

This is a Freedom of Information request for the following information. Please provide me with;
1. A list of the hospitals and related buildings in your trust that contain asbestos in surveys carried out over the last ten years. Please include the following
A. Building name
B. Address
C. Type and degree of asbestos present
D. Whether it poses a health risk to staff and/or patients.
2. The date and outcome of the last independent audit, survey or inspection of each of these hospitals and their related buildings.
3. The details of any reported incidents of asbestos exposure in these hospitals between 2011 and 2016.
4. The number of hospital employees or patients that have pursued a claim against you for exposure to asbestos within your trust’s hospital buildings.
5. The number of these claims that have been settled.
6. The amount of money that has been paid in settlement of these claims (with and without your authority accepting responsibility).
I would like to receive a copy of this information electronically.
Please send me an email to confirm receipt of this request.

Yours faithfully,

Catrin Hughes

FOI REQUESTS (RDE) Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Tr,

Dear Catrin

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, received on 15/2/17. Your enquiry has been logged and forwarded to the appropriate department for action. Please note that the Act allows 20 full working days to provide a response although we will endeavour to do so before then. The deadline is calculated to be 16/3/17.

If you have any queries regarding your request, please do not hesitate to contact me on this email address or 01206 745205.

Regards

Freedom of Information Team
Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust

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FOI REQUESTS (RDE) Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Tr,

Dear  Catrin

 

Further to your request made to Colchester Hospital University NHS
Foundation Trust for information relating to the above and pursuant to the
Freedom of Information Act 2000, please see the Trust’s response below.

 

You requested:

 

1. A list of the hospitals and related buildings in your trust that
contain asbestos in surveys carried out over the last ten years. Please
include the following

A.            Building name Essex County Hospital, Colchester General
Hospital

B.            Address

C.            Type and degree of asbestos present

Various

D.            Whether it poses a health risk to staff and/or patients.

All asbestos is managed and risk assessed in line with asbestos management
guidance.

2. The date and outcome of the last independent audit, survey or
inspection of each of these hospitals and their related buildings.

Various locations have all been completed within the last 12 months with
various outcomes, no areas of high risk.

3. The details of any reported incidents of asbestos exposure in these
hospitals between 2011 and 2016. Zero incidents reported

4. The number of hospital employees or patients that have pursued a claim
against you for exposure to asbestos within your trust’s hospital
buildings. 0

5. The number of these claims that have been settled. 0

6. The amount of money that has been paid in settlement of these claims
(with and without your authority accepting responsibility). 0

 

 

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Foundation Trust has handled your request for information, you can request
a review by writing to:

 

The Senior Information Risk Owner
Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust

Trust Headquarters
Colchester General Hospital
Turner Road
Colchester, Essex, CO4 5JL

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Team            

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

 

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Dear FOI REQUESTS (RDE) Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Tr,

I am contacting you to state that it has been 20 days since I sent my freedom of information request on Asbestos in Hospitals. Please, can you send a response asap?

Yours sincerely,

Catrin Hughes

FOI REQUESTS (RDE) Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Tr,

Dear Catrin,

 

I’m sorry to hear you did not receive the response we sent to you on the
16^th February.

 

Please see below the original response.

 

Kind Regards

 

The FOI Team.

 

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