Hospital Chaplaincy Procedures

Susan Davis made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

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Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust,

I would like to request the following information on standards, policies and procedures relating to hospital chaplains in your Trust.

Could you please:

1. tell me whether policies or procedures exist to:

a. establish whether a patient admitted to any of your hospitals does or does not wish to receive contact from a hospital chaplain

b. ensure that patients (or their visitors, next-of-kin etc.) do not received unsolicited contact from chaplains

c. safeguard patients’ personal and medical data such that hospital chaplains by default do not have access to it

d. ensure that hospital chaplains, when given access to patient data, do not share any of it with third parties

If you answered yes to any of the above, please could you provide me with copies of the relevant policies or procedures

2. outline your approach for monitoring adherence to the policies and procedures above

3. provide me with a summary of the results of this monitoring for the last five years, including rates of compliance with the policies and procedures, and severity of any non-compliance events

4. provide me with details of any action taken in respect of any non-compliance identified (e.g. tightening of procedures, disciplinary action – in the latter case, taking care not to disclose any personal information)

Please could you release this information in electronic form by email via this WhatDoTheyKnow request.

Yours faithfully,

Susan Davis

Bishop David, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

1 Atodiad

Eaton Road


L12 2AP


Telephone: 0151 228 4811






Dear Ms Davis,


Thank you for your request for information received on 25/03/2013. It has
been allocated the reference number FOI-2013-1443 and is being dealt with
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.


Our aim is to provide the information as quickly as possible within 20
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Yours sincerely,



Information Governance Team

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust



dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Sadler Carl, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms Davis,

[1][FOI #154338 email]



With regards to your recent Freedom of Information request which was
allocated the reference number 1443 please find attached the response from
Alder Hey Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Thank you.


Yours sincerely,



Information Governance Team

IM&T Department



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