How many, if any, ambulances were delayed due to Preston New Road anti-fracking incidents during July 2017?

Claire Stephenson made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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Claire Stephenson

Dear North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust,

Within Cuadrilla Resources Ltd's recent application (dated 13 October 2017) to adjust planning permission at their Preston New Road site in Lancashire, they have made the following statement:

"During the month of July 2017, there was a number of occasions where ambulances responding to emergency calls were unable to get to their destination using the fastest possible route due to incidents outside of the Preston New Road site. On such occasions, the ambulance returned to the M55 and used Junction 3 to arrive at their destination."

Please could you confirm whether this statement is in fact true or not, and provide any correspondence, via email or other records, that would support this claim.

Please also provide any correspondence between yourselves and Cuadrilla Resources Ltd, that may have occurred surrounding this claim.

Yours faithfully,

Claire Stephenson

FOI Enquiries, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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FOI Enquiries, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

North West Ambulance Service

Email: mailto:[email address]

FOI 869

Dear Claire Stephenson,

Thank you for your request for information.

Your request was received on the 27 October 2017 and is currently being reviewed under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We will contact you again with a response to your request within the 20 working days commitment outlined in the Freedom of Information Act. However if there are any queries with your request which I need to clarify with you, I will contact you at the earliest opportunity.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

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

Yours sincerely

Elle Atherton
Communications Administrator

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Headquarters, Ladybridge Hall, 399 Chorley New Road, Bolton, BL1 5DD

01204 498306

Internal ext : 4210
[email address]
www.nwas.nhs.uk

Sarah Morley, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

North West Ambulance Service

Ladybridge Hall
Chorley New Road
Bolton
BL1 5DD

Tel: 01204498306
[mobile number]
Email: mailto:[email address]

FOI 869

Dear Claire

Further to your enquiry below, I have made contact with the local area manager, Head of Service for Lancashire and our legal department and they are all unaware of any formal submission of this information. I also confirm that we are unable to provided statistics in relation to ambulance delays experienced whilst en-route to incidents, as our reporting system does not capture this level of information.

I hope this information is of assistance.

Sarah Morley
Communications Manager
Strategy and Planning Directorate
North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Ladybridge Hall, Chorley New Road, Bolton BL1 5DD
Tel: 0161 279 4832/Shoretel 4776
[mobile number]
www.nwas.nhs.uk

Dear North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust,

Within Cuadrilla Resources Ltd's recent application (dated 13 October 2017) to adjust planning permission at their Preston New Road site in Lancashire, they have made the following statement:

"During the month of July 2017, there was a number of occasions where ambulances responding to emergency calls were unable to get to their destination using the fastest possible route due to incidents outside of the Preston New Road site. On such occasions, the ambulance returned to the M55 and used Junction 3 to arrive at their destination."

Please could you confirm whether this statement is in fact true or not, and provide any correspondence, via email or other records, that would support this claim.

Please also provide any correspondence between yourselves and Cuadrilla Resources Ltd, that may have occurred surrounding this claim.

Yours faithfully,

Claire Stephenson

Claire Stephenson

Dear Sarah Morley,

Many thanks for the prompt reply and enclosed information.

Yours sincerely,

Claire Stephenson

Dear North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust's handling of my FOI request 'How many, if any, ambulances were delayed due to Preston New Road anti-fracking incidents during July 2017?'.

I was entirely satisfied with your reply, dated 30 October: "I have made contact with the local area manager, Head of Service for Lancashire and our legal department and they are all unaware of any formal submission of this information. I also confirm that we are unable to provide statistics in relation to ambulance delays experienced whilst en-route to incidents, as our reporting system does not capture this level of information."

However, during a submission to Lancashire County Council, an email was submitted by your Sector Manager, Graham Curry, which is completely in contradiction to your response. His email is dated 02 August 2017, so this was in circulation two months prior to your response.

Mr Curry has also made some personal observations and unprofessional remarks within this email which is unbecoming of the North West Ambulance Service's image.

I would like to see all transcripts of emails from Mr Curry and Ian Dickinson, Governance and Policing Lead, Office of the Police & Crime, relating to this matter, and in particular, any correspondence with Cuadrilla Resources, their PR agents and supporting bodies.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/h...

Yours faithfully,

Claire Stephenson

FOI Enquiries, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

North West Ambulance Service

Email: mailto:[email address]

FOI 942

Dear Claire,

Thank you for your request for information.

Your request was received on the 14 December 2017 and is currently being reviewed under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We will contact you again with a response to your request within the 20 working days commitment outlined in the Freedom of Information Act. However if there are any queries with your request which I need to clarify with you, I will contact you at the earliest opportunity.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

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

Yours sincerely

Elle Atherton
Communications Administrator
Strategy and Planning Directorate

Headquarters, Ladybridge Hall, 399 Chorley New Road, Bolton, BL1 5DD
01204 498306 or ext 4210

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Sarah Morley, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

North West Ambulance Service

Ladybridge Hall
Chorley New Road
Bolton
BL1 5DD

Tel: 01204498306
[mobile number]
Email: mailto:[email address]

Hi Claire

Thank you for your email.

I can confirm that the information I provided was accurate and approved by the both the Head of Service and our Legal department prior to release. Anything Graham submitted has not been formally recorded by the Trust and Graham retired on 31 October 2017. However, I can ask our ICT department if we are able to identify any of the emails you have requested, but we will have to treat this as a separate FOI, reference number FOI942.

I hope this is ok.

Kind regards

Sarah

Sarah Morley
Communications Manager
Strategy and Planning Directorate
North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Ladybridge Hall, Chorley New Road, Bolton BL1 5DD
Tel: 0161 279 4832/Shoretel 4776
[mobile number]
www.nwas.nhs.uk

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Sarah Morley, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

North West Ambulance Service

Ladybridge Hall
Chorley New Road
Bolton
BL1 5DD

Tel: 01204498306
[mobile number]
Email: mailto:[email address]

Re: FOI869 & FOI942

Hi Claire

Further to your email below, which refers to my response of 30 October 2017, I can confirm that as Graham Curry has now retired from the organisation his email account has been removed from our system. Having consulted with our ICT department, they have confirmed that the emails will be saved on our server, but there will be 1000's of sent emails to search through to determine what emails, if any, have been sent to or received from Ian Dickinson, Governance and Policing Lead, Office of the Police & Crime.

They have advised that if they are provided with Mr Dickinson's email address, they can do a search on that. Is this something you would be able to provide me with?

Kind regards

Sarah Morley
Communications Manager
Strategy and Planning Directorate
North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Ladybridge Hall, Chorley New Road, Bolton BL1 5DD
Tel: 0161 279 4832/Shoretel 4776
[mobile number]
www.nwas.nhs.uk

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Sarah,

Many thanks for your reply. Mr Dickinson's public email is: [email address]

Yours sincerely,

Claire Stephenson

Sarah Morley, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

North West Ambulance Service

Ladybridge Hall
Chorley New Road
Bolton
BL1 5DD

Tel: 01204498306
[mobile number]
Email: mailto:[email address]

FOI 942

Dear Claire

Further to your FOI request and our subsequent communication, I can confirm that our ICT department have downloaded all of the available emails, however, there are no emails sent to, or received from, the email address [email address].

I can only assume that the email you refer to in your request was send via a private email address.

Kind regards

Sarah Morley
Communications Manager
Strategy and Planning Directorate
North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Ladybridge Hall, Chorley New Road, Bolton BL1 5DD
Tel: 0161 279 4832/Shoretel 4776
[mobile number]
www.nwas.nhs.uk

ORIGINAL REQUEST:

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust's handling of my FOI request 'How many, if any, ambulances were delayed due to Preston New Road anti-fracking incidents during July 2017?'.

I was entirely satisfied with your reply, dated 30 October: "I have made contact with the local area manager, Head of Service for Lancashire and our legal department and they are all unaware of any formal submission of this information. I also confirm that we are unable to provide statistics in relation to ambulance delays experienced whilst en-route to incidents, as our reporting system does not capture this level of information."

However, during a submission to Lancashire County Council, an email was submitted by your Sector Manager, Graham Curry, which is completely in contradiction to your response. His email is dated 02 August 2017, so this was in circulation two months prior to your response.

Mr Curry has also made some personal observations and unprofessional remarks within this email which is unbecoming of the North West Ambulance Service's image.

I would like to see all transcripts of emails from Mr Curry and Ian Dickinson, Governance and Policing Lead, Office of the Police & Crime, relating to this matter, and in particular, any correspondence with Cuadrilla Resources, their PR agents and supporting bodies.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/h...

Yours faithfully,

Claire Stephenson

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