Internal Transport

Oliver Mason made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Worcestershire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

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Dear Worcestershire Mental Health Partnership NHS 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

Merrell, Sharon,

Dear Mr Mason

Freedom of Information Request

I acknowledge receipt of your email dated 18 February 2010. Your FOI request for Worcestershire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust has been logged and we will be responding to you in due course with the information you require.

Yours faithfully

Sharon Merrell
Membership Support and Community Engagement Officer
Email: [email address]

Foundation Trust Membership Office
tel: 01905 681425 (Internal 1425)

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Iqbal, Zaffer,

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Dear Mr. Mason

REF: Freedom of Information Request - 180210/InternalTransport

The Trust received a Freedom of Information Act 2000 request from you
dated 18^th February 2010 requesting information relating to Trusts
internal transport. The Trusts internal transport service is provided in 2

· Service Level Agreement (SLA) with Worcestershire Acute Trust

· In-house services provided by the Facilities department.

For the Acute SLA, the required information is:

Current provider: Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

SLA value: £53,175 in 2009/10 (excluding pharmacy transport,
see below)

Market testing: Internal transport is one very small part of the
SLA that we have between ourselves and the Acute
Trust. This is kept under regular review and
elements market tested as appropriate.

In 2009/10, we market tested the pharmacy service,
which includes transport for this element of the
service (e.g. transport of drugs, prescriptions
etc). The new contract started on 1^st October
2009. There isn't  a specific figure for
transport as it is included in the overall
management cost of the pharmacy service.

Person responsible for For the Acute SLA transport service, the direct
transport manager is Jon Spells, who is the Portering
Services Manager based at Worcestershire Acute
Trust. His details are as follows:-

Worcestershire Royal Hospital

Charles Hastings Way



Tel: 01905 763333

[1][email address].

For the in-house transport element, the Facilities
department  is responsible.

John Roberts

Facilities Services Manager

Facilities Department

Evesham Community Hospital




WR11 1JT

01386 50 2555

[2][email address]

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

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to the Chief Executive, Worcestershire Mental Health
Partnership NHS Trust, Isaac Maddox House, Shrub Hill Road, Worcester.

If you are not content with the outcome of the complaint or review you may
apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally,
the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by the Trust. The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at: The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely,

Zaffer Iqbal

Governance Information Lead


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Dear Iqbal, Zaffer,

Thank you for the information provided.

Yours sincerely,

Oliver Mason