Dear Avon Fire and Rescue Service,
I would like to know the number of occasions in the most recent year (calendar or financial) in which NHS bodies called on the assistance of the fire service to move clinically obese patients.
Dear Mr Kaye
I write regarding your request for information, which was received via
email today concerning the number of occasions in the most recent year in
which NHS bodies called upon the assistance of Avon Fire & Rescue Service
to move clinically obese patients.
I confirm that Avon Fire & Rescue Service does not hold this information
as we do not use a separate recording classification code for assistance
to lift obese members of the public/obese patients. We record attendance
to assist as "lift person", which could be for a variety of reasons (such
as rescuing a person from a ditch) and we do not make a record of their
I am sorry that we were not able to assist you further on this occasion.
If, however, you are unhappy with the way your request for information has
been handled, you can request an internal review by writing to the Data
Protection Officer, Avon Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters, Temple Back,
Bristol, BS1 6EU, telephone 0117 9262061, or by emailing
If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint,
you have the right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at: The
Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF, telephone 08456 306060. Website www.ico.gov.uk. There
is no charge for making an appeal.
Administrative Assistant - Improvement Co-ordination Unit
Service Improvement Directorate
Avon Fire and Rescue Service
Tel : 0117 9262061 ext 339
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