Freedom of information Request - Asbestos

Sybaris Ali made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Borders NHS Board

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Yn disgwyl am adolygiad mewnol gan Borders NHS Board o'u triniaeth o'r cais hwn.

Dear Borders NHS Board,

Dear Freedom of Information Officer,

I am writing to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations for information on asbestos.

More specifically I am requesting the following:

a) How many new cases of asbestos related illnesses were recorded in 2016. Please provide a breakdown of the ages of the individuals at time illness was recorded, their gender; the type of asbestos-related illness (eg pleural plaque with the presence of asbestos; pneumoconiosis due to asbestos and other mineral fibres; mesothelioma) and the hospital/health care setting within which the illness was recorded.

I have provided an example of how this answer might be formatted:

AGE | GENDER | TYPE OF ILLNESS | LOCATION |
67 | Male | Mesothelioma | Western hospital |
56 | Female | Pneumoconiosis | Eastern hospital |

This list is not exhaustive. (eg if another type of asbestos-related illness is identified or the recording took place in a non-healthcare setting please include that information in the table).

b) Please could you also provide:

2) The same as above for 2015.

3) The same as above for 2014.

4) The same as above for 2013.

5. a) How many deaths due to asbestos related illnesses were recorded in 2016. Please provide a breakdown of the ages of the individuals at time of death, their gender; the type of asbestos-related illness (eg pleural plaque with the presence of asbestos; pneumoconiosis due to asbestos and other mineral fibres; mesothelioma) and the hospital/health care setting within which the illness was treated.

I have provided an example of how this answer might be formatted:

AGE | GENDER | TYPE OF ILLNESS | LOCATION |
65 | Female | Mesothelioma | Western hospital |
58 | Male | Pneumoconiosis | Eastern hospital |

This list is not exhaustive. (eg if another type of asbestos-related illness is identified as cause of death please include that information in the table).

b) Please could you also provide:

6) The same as above for 2015.

7) The same as above for 2014.

8) The same as above for 2013.

9.) Please provide a list of all buildings in the health board area that have been found to contain asbestos in surveys carried out over the last ten years. Please include the address of each building, when survey was conducted and if a record has been made of the type/degree of asbestos presence, whether the asbestos present poses a risk to health of staff and/or patients please include this information as well as any other relevant information.

I have provided an example of how this answer might be formatted:

BUILDING NAME | ADDRESS | DEGREE/TYPE OF ASBESTOS PRESENT| POSES HEALTH RISK SURVEY DATE
Old hospital | 2345 main street | Major asbestos in walls | minor health risk| December 2015

10.) Please provide a list of provide a list of all maintenance and repair work, in relation to asbestos carried out by the health board in the last five years. Please include the name and address of each building where work was conducted, the date work was completed (if work on-going please note this), the cost of this work and the reason why the work was conducted as well as any other relevant information.

I have provided an example of how this answer might be formatted:

BUILDING NAME | ADDRESS | DATE WORK COMPELTED| COST | REASON
Old hospital | 2345 main street | Dec 2014| £265,4000 | Building found to be health risk

I would like this information in electronic format, preferably as CSV/Excel files. Get data in format you can use.

If my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act.

Please let me know you have received this.

If there are any problems, or you need more information please get in touch.

Yours faithfully,

Sybaris Ali

Freedom of Information, Borders NHS Board

Thank you for your enquiry, we will reply promptly and in any event, a response will be sent no later than 15 February 2017.

Freedom of Information
NHS Borders

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Freedom of Information,

I had previously sent in an FOI on Asbestos in buildings on the 18th January but have yet to receive any response to my FOI. The original date scheduled for a response back was the 15th February. It is now three weeks on from the proposed date. Is there chance please that you could respond to this enquiry?

Yours sincerely,

Sybaris Ali

Dear Borders NHS Board,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Borders NHS Board's handling of my FOI request 'Freedom of information Request - Asbestos'.

I had previously sent in an FOI on Asbestos in buildings on the 18th January but have yet to receive any response to my FOI. The original date scheduled for a response back was the 15th February. It is now three weeks on from the proposed date. Is there chance please that you could respond to this enquiry?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/f...

Yours faithfully,

Sybaris Ali