Number of deaths where COVID-19 is shown on section 1a of death certificate

John Clarke made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Public Health Wales

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Public Health Wales Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Dear Public Health Wales,

Please provide the number of deaths for definition 1,2 & 3 - definition (1) COVID-19 definition (2) Corona Virus definition (3) severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in Wales from the 1st March 2020 up to & including the 28th February 2021.

Please include only certificates where section 1a of the death certificate has been completed (1 reason for death, section(s) 1(b) & (c) are blank ie; only definition 1,2 & 3 is indicated as the cause of death.

Yours faithfully,

John Clarke

Public Health Wales

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FOI (Public Health Wales), Public Health Wales

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Dear John,

 

Please find attached the response to your recent FOI request.

 

Thanks

 

Katie

 

 

Katie Donelon

Rheolwr Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth, Iechyd Cyhoeddus Cymru, Llawr 3, Rhif 2
Capital Quarter, Stryd Tyndall, Caerdydd CF10 4BZ

Information Governance Manager, Public Health Wales NHS Trust, Floor 3, 2
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Dear FOI (Public Health Wales),

You state:

Through rapid reporting, Public Health Wales are only able to state the number of deaths in confirmed cases in hospital or care homes, where the reporting clinician suspected COVID19 as a contributory factor to the death.

Why have you not provided this then?

Yours sincerely,

John Clarke

FOI (Public Health Wales), Public Health Wales

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FOI (Public Health Wales), Public Health Wales

Dear John,

This data is published daily via our Dashboard. You can find this information here:

https://public.tableau.com/profile/publi...

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Katie

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Dear FOI (Public Health Wales),

No it is not!

Yours sincerely,

John Clarke

FOI (Public Health Wales), Public Health Wales

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Dear John,

 

Your previous email stated:

 

Through rapid reporting, Public Health Wales are only able to state the
number of deaths in confirmed cases in hospital or care homes, where the
reporting clinician suspected COVID19 as a contributory factor to the
death.

 

Why have you not provided this then?

 

 

I responded with the below:  

 

This data is published on our daily dashboard.

 

[1]https://public.tableau.com/profile/publi...

 

I have included a screenshot so you can see the tab I believed that you
needed. If this is not the data you required, can you please clarify what
data you are looking for?

 

 

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Dear FOI (Public Health Wales),

Please see my original request. I am awating your data, if you cannot provide this please indicate why within 10 days.

Yours sincerely,

John Clarke

FOI (Public Health Wales), Public Health Wales

Dear John,

 

Your original request stated:

 

Please provide the number of deaths for definition 1,2 & 3 - definition
(1) COVID-19 definition (2) Corona Virus definition (3) severe acute
respiratory syndrome corona virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in Wales from the 1st
March 2020 up to & including the 28th February 2021.

Please include only certificates where section 1a of the death certificate
has been completed (1 reason for death, section(s) 1(b) & (c) are blank
ie; only definition 1,2 & 3 is indicated as the cause of death.

 

I advised you in my first response that we do not hold this information
via rapid reporting and it is available via ONS and I have provided the
link. If this is not the information you are looking for can you please
clarify your request?

 

Thanks

 

Katie

 

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Gadawodd Tyrone Armatage anodiad ()

....."where the clinition 'SUSPECTED' the cause of death was covid"
"SUSPECTED"? This is how our clinitians now behave. #Guesswork.