Chaplaincy Provision

R. Smith made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust,

I would like to request the following information, under a freedom of information request, relating to hospital Chaplains and Chaplaincy provision in your Trust.

Could you please provide the following information:

1. Are you:
a. an acute Trust
b. a specialist centre / Trust
c. a community Trust
d. a mental health Trust
e. other, please specify:

2. In total how many beds do you have in your hospital(s)?

3. How many staff by whole-time equivalent and headcount do you have in your hospital?

4. The number of whole-time equivalent and headcount of substantive Chaplaincy Team members by faith/belief demographic:
Faith or Belief - Whole Time Equivalent (WTE) - Head Count
Anglican
Baptist
Buddhist
Christian (other than listed)
Eastern Orthodox
Hindu
Humanist
Islam / Muslim
Jewish
Methodist
Pentecostal/Charismatic
Presbyterian
Quaker
Roman Catholic
Salvation Army
Sikh
United Reformed Church
Other (please specify):
Unknown

5. The number of bank / temporary / zero hours contract Chaplaincy staff by faith/belief demographic:
Faith or Belief - Head Count
Anglican
Baptist
Buddhist
Christian (other than listed)
Eastern Orthodox
Hindu
Humanist
Islam / Muslim
Jewish
Methodist
Pentecostal/Charismatic
Presbyterian
Quaker
Roman Catholic
Salvation Army
Sikh
United Reformed Church
Other (please specify):
Unknown

6. The number of honorary Chaplaincy Team members by faith/belief demographic:
Faith or Belief - Head Count
Anglican
Baptist
Buddhist
Christian (other than listed)
Eastern Orthodox
Hindu
Humanist
Islam / Muslim
Jewish
Methodist
Pentecostal/Charismatic
Presbyterian
Quaker
Roman Catholic
Salvation Army
Sikh
United Reformed Church
Other (please specify):
Unknown

7. Does the Trust have Trainee Chaplain / Entry Level Chaplain (Band 5) roles?

8. If so, how many of the Chaplaincy Team are at this level (whole-time equivalent, headcount and religion/belief)?

9. If so, are the positions permanent or fixed term?

10. What is the rationale for Trainee / Entry Level chaplains within your Trust?

11. Over the last 3 years has the Chaplaincy Team:
a. increased in size
b. remained the same in size
c. decreased in size
If there is a change, please give the whole-time equivalent that has been reduced or increased.

12. What steps or initiatives has the Chaplaincy Team taken to increase the diversity of service provision within your Trust?

13. What spaces do you have for prayer, meditation or worship within your Trust, the number of each type of space and what activities regularly take place in each space?

Chapel
Multifaith space
Single faith prayer space
Designated Muslim prayer space
Quiet room / reflection space
Meeting room space
Counselling room space
Other (please specify):

Thank you for your assistance in providing this information, I look forward to receiving the data within the next 20 working days

Yours faithfully,

R. Smith

FREEDOMOFINFORMATION (ROYAL DEVON AND EXETER NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Good afternoon,

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000 Ref F4606 – Section 8 compliance before receipt of request.

Before the Trust receives and processes your request, can you please confirm you full name. If you could respond with the name of the requestor by 4th May 2022 it would be much appreciated.

If you are making the request on behalf of a company/corporate body as an employee, then you should declare its name in your request, and this will enable us to consider the request’s validity.

Thank you for your assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Courtney Powell
Eastern Freedom of Information Office
Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Barrack Road, Exeter, EX2 5DW
FOI email address: [Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust request email]

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