Hatherton Centre, Stafford: secure storage lockers issues.

Mohammed Ahmed made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust,

Hatherton Centre, Stafford: Secure Storage Lockers problems during 2010.

Please give details of any reported security issues relating to the secure storage lockers situated in the Reception of Hatherton Centre, Stafford.

ONE: Regarding the above lockers, how many breached security events, if any, were reported this year?

TWO: What manner of problem(s), if any, were reported? For example: alleged pilfering from the boxes, or alleged sharing of locker keys, or evidence of duplicate keys with nefarious motives ... (these are purely examples and not meant to be accusatory).

THREE: What role, if any, did the Hatherton Centre's CCTV live, digital quality, real-time surveillance help to track the source of the problem(s)?

FOUR: Who is the most senior person of your Trust responsible for the security of these lockers at Hatherton Centre, Stafford?

FIVE: Who is the supplier to your Trust of these lockers and when were these lockers installed and whose job is it to maintain these lockers?

SIX: Is there, within the reception of Hatherton Centre, Stafford, any kind of written notice related to the use of these lockers, something that might read: 'At The User's Own Risk' or similar?

SEVEN: Please confirm that these lockers are used regularly and equally by: (a) Service users / patients (b) members of staff (c) visitors, (either private or professional), (d) visiting workmen, and so on.

Thank-you for your time.

Yours faithfully,

Mohammed Ahmed

Hunter Sean, South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mohammed Ahmed

I write to acknowledge receipt of your email below requesting information
under the FOI Act 2000 , received by the Trust on 17 November 2010.

Your request is being considered and you will receive a response within
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regards

Sean Hunter
Assistant Service Relations Manager

South Staffordshire & Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Trust HQ

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Corporation Street

Stafford

ST16 3SR

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Dear Hunter Sean,

Almost a month overdue in your response! Deadline was 15 December 2010

Yours sincerely,

Mohammed Ahmed

Hunter Sean, South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mohammed Ahmed

Please accept our apologies for the delay in the Trust providing you
with the information you requested.
Your request is still being looked into and we anticipate to provide you
with a response by 04/02/2010.

regards
Sean Hunter
Deputy Service Relations Manager
South Staffordshire & Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Trust HQ
Mellor House
Corporation Street
Stafford
ST16 3SR

Tel: 01785 221 404
Fax: 01785 221 391

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Dear Hunter Sean,

Response to this request is long overdue, despite your allowing yourselves further time to respond.

Yours sincerely,

Mohammed Ahmed

Hunter Sean, South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mohammed Ahmed

Please accept our apologies for the delay in the Trust providing you
with the information you requested.
Your request is still being looked into.

regards
Sean Hunter
Deputy Service Relations Manager
South Staffordshire & Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Trust HQ
Mellor House
Corporation Street
Stafford
ST16 3SR

Tel: 01785 221 404
Fax: 01785 221 391

Email: [email address]

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[email address] This account is not checked daily - please notify if
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Hunter Sean, South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mohammed Ahmed

Further to your email requesting information under the FOI Act
2000, please find below the Trust's response. Please accept our apologies
in the delay in providing you with a response.

"Please give details of any reported security issues relating to the
secure storage lockers situated in the Reception of Hatherton Centre,
Stafford" and

ONE: Regarding the above lockers, how many breached security events, if
any, were reported this year?

TWO: What manner of problem(s), if any, were reported? For example:
alleged pilfering from the boxes, or alleged sharing of locker keys, or
evidence of duplicate keys with nefarious motives ... (these are purely
examples and not meant to be accusatory).

I can report that during 2010, a visitor highlighted an issue whereby he
had been provided a key to a locker by the reception staff only to find
that it was already in use, I believe that this may have occurred on two
separate occasions. As a result the procedure for the storage and
allocation of locker keys was reviewed and amended.

It has not been our experience that these lockers have been used for any
illegal purpose or in any way which might deliberately subvert security
in the Hatherton Centre.

THREE: What role, if any, did the Hatherton Centre's CCTV live, digital
quality, real-time surveillance help to track the source of the
problem(s)?

With regard to the problem highlighted with the lockers, we were able to
identify the cause of the problem without the need to review CCTV
footage.

FOUR: Who is the most senior person of your Trust responsible for the
security of these lockers at Hatherton Centre, Stafford?

With regard to the day to day operation of the security lockers in the
Hatherton Centre I am responsible for security supported by a security
coordinator, however ultimate responsibility rests with Sue Havers,
Clinical Director

FIVE: Who is the supplier to your Trust of these lockers and when were
these lockers installed and whose job is it to maintain these lockers?

With regard to the supply and maintenance of the lockers, they were
purchased generically and do not require any maintenance other than
weekly searching which takes account of any potential defects.

SIX: Is there, within the reception of Hatherton Centre, Stafford, any
kind of written notice related to the use of these lockers, something
that might read: 'At The User's Own Risk' or similar?

Currently there aren't any statements to the effect that lockers are
used at the individuals own risk, however in view of this suggestion it
will be taken to the directorates security and risk committee for
consideration.

SEVEN: Please confirm that these lockers are used regularly and equally
by: (a) Service users / patients (b) members of staff (c) visitors,
(either private or professional), (d) visiting workmen, and so on.

I can confirm that the lockers are indeed provided for the use of
service users, visitors and members of staff and are frequently used by
members of all three groups

We would be grateful if you take a minute to fill out our Freedom of
Information Customer Survey and let us know about your experience. This
can be accessed by following the link below:

[1]http://www.southstaffsandshropshealthcar...

Please do not hesitate to contact me in the first instance if you have any
queries or questions on the Trust's response, however, if you are
dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask
for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted
within two months of the date of receipt of this email and should be
addressed to Jane Landick at the address below. Please remember to quote
the reference number above in any future communications.

Jane Landick

Company Secretary

South Staffordshire & Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Trust Headquarters

St George's Hospital

Corporation Street

Stafford

ST16 3SR

Telephone: 01785 257888; Email: [2][email address]

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545 700.

Website: [3]www.ico.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

Sean Hunter
Deputy Service Relations Manager

South Staffordshire & Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Trust HQ

Mellor House

Corporation Street

Stafford

ST16 3SR

Tel: 01785 221 404

Fax: 01785 221 391

Email: [4][email address]

For confidential information please use NHS Secure Email:
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