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paul ogden made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust,

I am undertaking a study on the numbers of Public Health/Welfare
Funerals undertaken by NHS Trusts. I would appreciate it if you
would provide answers to the following FOI request.

1. The total number of public health funerals (where the deceased
has no relatives or there is no one else willing to pay) that your
Trust has undertaken for the financial years 2010/11, 2011/12,
2012/13?

2. The number of public health funerals that your Trust has
undertaken by gender for the past 3 financial years?

3. The number of public health funerals that your Trust has
undertaken by age for the past 3 financial years?
Since April 2010, how many cases have there been where family and
friends refuse to finance or make arrangements for their relatives
funeral?

4. How much have the burials/cremations cost the Trust broken down
by year for the last three financial years? This cost information
does not need to include administrative or staff costs, and before
any costs are claimed back by the local authority from the
deceased’s estate

5. How much does your trust typically (average cost) pay for a
Public Health Funeral?

6. What does your Trust provide at a Public Health Funeral?

7. What relationship do you have with your local council(s)
regarding funerals of this nature?

8. Have you observed any of the following over the last three
years?

• Higher numbers or people dying without any income or assets
• Higher numbers of people dying with family or friends unable to
contribute to the costs of a funeral
• Higher numbers of people dying with family or friends unwilling
to contribute to the costs of a funeral
• Higher numbers of people dying with no friends or family

Yours faithfully,

paul ogden

1 Atodiad

 

Good afternoon

 

 

Please find attached acknowledgement of your Freedom of Information
request.

 

 

Kind Regards

Information Governance office

 

 

 

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Williams, Sharon,

2 Atodiad

Good afternoon Mr Ogden

 

Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information request,
reference 011416, from The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust.

 

Information Governance Manager

 

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legally privileged. It is intended solely for the use of the individual to
whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient please notify
the sender immediately and delete the message and any attachments. Any
views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not
necessarily represent those of the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
unless explicitly stated otherwise. Dudley Group NHS Foundation
Trust monitors the contents of e-mails sent and received via its network
for the purposes of ensuring compliance with legislation, policies and
procedures.

Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust cannot guarantee that information sent
to the Trust remains confidential. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 may
require us to release information to the public, even where it is provided
by a third party. Information Falling within the Data Protection Act will
not be released to the public, such as patient information, staff
information or personal data such as name and address.

You must not pass data to anyone who does not have a legitimate and proper
NHS care delivery-related need to use it.

If you have concerns regarding this disclaimer please contact;

Head of Information, Trust Headquarters, Dudley Group NHS Foundation
Trust, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 2HQ