Internal Transport

Oliver Mason made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust,

Please could you let me know the answer to the three questions below relating to the Trust’s internal transport provision for the likes of internal mail, pathology specimens, sterile services department, electro-biomedical engineering, pharmacy, patient records and stores.

1. Who is your current provider?
2. How much do you pay for the services per year?
3. When was the contract/service level agreement last market tested to ensure best value?
4. Who is the person(s) responsible for such transport and what are their postal, phone and email addresses.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Oliver Mason

Heather Champion, Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Mason

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - our ref R619

I acknowledge receipt of your request relating to Internal transport and
confirm that it is being handled appropriately under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I have referred your request to the relevant department and will respond
further with as much of the information as we have and can disclose as
soon as I hear back from them. In any event this will be on or before 10
February 2010.

If in the meantime you have need to correspond further in this matter, it
would be helpful if you could please quote the above reference number.

Yours sincerely

Heather Champion
Information Governance Manager
Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust
Metchley Park Road
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TG

Tel: 44 (0)121 607 4720
E-mail: [Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust request email]

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FOI Team, Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Mason

Freedom of Information Request - our ref R619

Further to my acknowledgement of 13 January 2010, I now write to provide
the information requested in table format as below, having collated it
from the various departments affected.

I would draw your attention to the fact that in three areas (asterisked),
transport costs are not recorded separately as an individual cost but
subsumed within the greater overall cost for that department. 

Current Cost per year Date Manager Responsible
provider Market
tested
Internal mail UHB & UHB SLA N/A Pam Cooper, Head of Corporate
£5.539K p.a. Services
Primary
Care Shared
Services
Agency via PCT SS Agency 0121 627 2652
SLA £2.5k
[1][email address]

Birmingham Women's NHS
Foundation Trust
Metchley Park Road, Edgbaston,
Birmingham B15 2TG
Pathology UHB & City Sprint NHS Pam Cooper, Head of Corporate
Specimens £26k p.a. Supplies Services
Primary framework
Care Shared agreement
Services
Agency via PCT SS Agency 0121 627 2652
SLA £2.5k
[2][email address]
City Sprint
Courier
Service
Address as above
Sterile Services B Braun YTD Spend Tendered Rosey Monaghan
in 2005
£293,761.58* Assistant Director of Clinical
Support

(*transport
costs are not [3][email address]
held
separately -
this cost is
the figure for 0121 472 1377 x 4736
all Sterile
Services
costs)
Address as above

Electro-biomedical In-house N/A N/A Phil Williams, Head of Medical
Engineering Physics

0121 472 1377 x 2628

[4][email address]

Address as above

Pharmacy UHB via SLA 2009/10 2010 Rosey Monaghan, Assistant
Director of Clinical Support
£215,655*

[5][email address]
(*transport
costs are not
held
separately - 0121 472 1377 x 4736
this cost is
the figure for
all Pharmacy
Services Address as above
costs)

Patient Records & Internally: Internal N/A Damon Harris, Head of
Stores in house (staff) costs Informatics
- time @
relevant staff 0121 607 4750
pay rate

[6][email address]

* Iron Jan 2006 Address as above
Mountain

Transportation
for medical
Externally: record files
Iron is not
Mountain recorded
separately
from all other
Iron Mountain
charges.

I trust that this information meets your needs.  If however, for any
reason you require clarification on any of the above or wish to complain
about the handling of your request or the content of our reply, please do
not hesitate to contact me and I will try to assist further. Should local
resolution fail, you may request an independent internal review and
ultimately you have recourse to the Information Commissioner's Office at
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely

Heather Champion

Information Governance Manager

Informatics Department

Birmingham Women's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Metchley Park Road

Edgbaston

BIRMINGHAM, B15 2TG

T: 0121 607 4720

F: 0121 623 6981

E: [7][email address]

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Dear FOI Team,

Thank you for having researched the information i requested, but the table in which you have provided the details has become corrupted.

Could you please provide the information in a format other than pasted within your email.

Thank you

Yours sincerely,

Oliver Mason

Heather Champion, Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Mason

I apologise for the apparent corruption of my earlier email, caused
possibly by importing the table into the body of the reply.

Please see (below your email) the content of my previous reply together
with the information attached in a separate Word document.

I hope that on this occasion it will reach you in good order.

Yours sincerely

Heather Champion

Information Governance Manager

Informatics Department

Birmingham Women's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Metchley Park Road

Edgbaston

BIRMINGHAM, B15 2TG

T: 0121 607 4720

F: 0121 623 6981

E: [1][email address]

Dear FOI Team,

Thank you for having researched the information i requested, but

the table in which you have provided the details has become

corrupted.

Could you please provide the information in a format other than

pasted within your email.

Thank you

Yours sincerely,

Oliver Mason

Dear Mr Mason

Freedom of Information Request - our ref R619

Further to my acknowledgement of 13 January 2010, I now write to provide
the information requested in table format as below, having collated it
from the various departments affected.

I would draw your attention to the fact that in three areas (asterisked),
transport costs are not recorded separately as an individual cost but
subsumed within the greater overall cost for that department.

I trust that this information meets your needs. If however, for any
reason you require clarification on any of the above or wish to complain
about the handling of your request or the content of our reply, please do
not hesitate to contact me and I will try to assist further. Should local
resolution fail, you may request an independent internal review and
ultimately you have recourse to the Information Commissioner's Office at
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely

Heather Champion

Information Governance Manager

Informatics Department

Birmingham Women's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Metchley Park Road

Edgbaston

BIRMINGHAM, B15 2TG

T: 0121 607 4720

F: 0121 623 6981

E: [2][email address]

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Dear Heather Champion,

That's fine

Thank you.

Oliver Mason