Freedom of Information request - Do Not Resuscitate - without Patient Request

Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Hywel Dda University Health Board.

Dear Hywel Dda Local Health Board,

Please can you supply me with the figures for the past 5 years of
patients that have been put under a Do Not Resuscitate notice
WITHOUT THE CONSENT of the patient or next of kin.

I am particularily interested in Prince Phillip Hospital, Llanelli,
but would like comparison figures for the whole of the Hywel Dda
Health Board.

Yours faithfully,

Mr J Wheatland

FOI HywelDda (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information), Hywel Dda University Health Board

FOI/110/15

 

9 July 2015

 

Dear Mr Wheatland

 

Information Requested Under The Freedom Of Information Act 2000

 

Thank you for your recent request for the supply of information relating
to Do Not Resusitate without patient consent.

 

Under the Act, the Health Board is required to supply the information to
you within 20 working days.  In terms of your request, this means that the
information should be provided by 5 August 2015. If this is not possible,
a further letter will be sent advising you of the progress made in
satisfying your request.

 

Please find attached our [1]leaflet giving guidance on our procedure for
managing requests for information that is covered under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Officer

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda/Hywel Dda University Health Board

Adeilad Springfield/Springfield Building

Ysbyty Cyffredinol Llwynhelyg/Withybush General Hospital

Heol Abergwaun/Fishguard Road

Hwlffordd/Haverfordwest

Sir Benfro/Pembrokeshire

SA61 2PZ

 

Rhif Phone/Telephone: 01437 834494

References

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FOI HywelDda (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information), Hywel Dda University Health Board

Dear Mr Wheatland

Unfortunately, it will not be possible to provide all of the information provided within the 18 hour time limit as the University Health Board (UHB) does not hold the information requested centrally as the information is held manually on each of its hospital sites.

It is estimated that the cost of providing you with the information is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond, i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the information exceeds the “appropriate level”, as stated in the Freedom of Information (Fees and Appropriate Limit) Regulations 2004. The “appropriate level” represents the estimated costs of one person spending 18 hours (or 2½ working days) in determining whether the UHB holds the information, and locating, retrieving and extracting the information. The estimate in this case would be approximately 10 working days which would be a significant resource.

However, the UHB is able to provide the information for Prince Philip Hospital only of patients that have been under a Do Not Resuscitate notice without the consent of the patient or next of kin for one financial year only (April 2014 - March 2015). Please can you let me know if you would like this information.

Please note this request will not proceed until I have received a response from you.

Regards

Karen Morris

Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Officer
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda/Hywel Dda University Health Board
Adeilad Springfield/Springfield Building
Ysbyty Cyffredinol Llwynhelyg/Withybush General Hospital
Heol Abergwaun/Fishguard Road
Hwlffordd/Haverfordwest
Sir Benfro/Pembrokeshire
SA61 2PZ

Rhif Phone/Telephone: 01437 834494

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda yw enw gweithredol Bwrdd Iechyd Lleol Hywel Dda / Hywel Dda University Health Board is the operational name of Hywel Dda Local Health Board.
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From: Melanie Watkins [[FOI #278958 email]]
Sent: 08 July 2015 18:36
To: FOI HywelDda (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information)
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Freedom of Information request - Do Not Resuscitate - without Patient Request

Dear Hywel Dda Local Health Board,

Please can you supply me with the figures for the past 5 years of
patients that have been put under a Do Not Resuscitate notice
WITHOUT THE CONSENT of the patient or next of kin.

I am particularily interested in Prince Phillip Hospital, Llanelli,
but would like comparison figures for the whole of the Hywel Dda
Health Board.

Yours faithfully,

Mr J Wheatland

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FOI HywelDda (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information), Hywel Dda University Health Board

Dear Mr Wheatland

My apologies this e-mail was referring to FOI 110 not FOI 108.

Regards

Karen Morris

Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Officer
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda/Hywel Dda University Health Board
Adeilad Springfield/Springfield Building
Ysbyty Cyffredinol Llwynhelyg/Withybush General Hospital
Heol Abergwaun/Fishguard Road
Hwlffordd/Haverfordwest
Sir Benfro/Pembrokeshire
SA61 2PZ

Rhif Phone/Telephone: 01437 834494

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda yw enw gweithredol Bwrdd Iechyd Lleol Hywel Dda / Hywel Dda University Health Board is the operational name of Hywel Dda Local Health Board.
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