Hospital Chaplaincy Procedures

Susan Davis made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Kettering General Hospital 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

Bradley Llinos,

Dear Ms Davis

Thank you for your request for information that was received on 26 March 2013 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, we will let you know. We will issue a formal fees notice before commencing the work, setting out the likely cost against the amount of time anticipated.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Regards

Llinos Bradley
Freedom of Information Officer
Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Rothwell Road
Kettering
NN16 8UZ
E-Mail: [email address]                     
Tel: 01536 491560
Fax: 01536 493767        

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Bradley Llinos,

2 Atodiad

Dear Ms Davis

 

Please find attached the Trust’s response to the Freedom of Information
request received 26 March 2013.

 

Regards

 

Llinos Bradley

Freedom of Information Officer

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Rothwell Road

Kettering

NN16 8UZ

E-Mail: [1][email address]                     

Tel: 01536 491560

Fax: 01536 493767        

 

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