PFI PPP Safety Audit

Megan Ingles made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

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Dear Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

This request for information is an attempt to seek reassurance about the safety of public buildings in the light of the findings revealed in the Inquiry commissioned following the collapse of a school building wall in Edinburgh and subsequent closure of 17 schools.
Please answer the following for each PFI/PPP schemes in your health trust treating each scheme as a separate request.
Please provide all documents showing how your organisation has responded to the findings contained in the report on Edinburgh Schools Construction by John Cole: including, but not limited to memos, emails, minutes, reports.
I would like to understand the expertise and resource committed by your organisation to the management and oversight of PFI schemes from procurement through to ongoing contract operation. Please provide documents relating to the PFI Team(s) allocated to each project its makeup and structure of the team during each project phase. This may comprise terms of reference, organisation chart, post titles and role profiles.
Provide the deed of appointment for the Independent Certifier and any other documents setting out the scope of that role. Please confirm the level of indemnity insurance and liability period.
Please confirm whether your organisation employed a member of the Institute of Clerk of Works or an inspector of similar standing and assigned them to each construction site. If someone in this role was employed please confirm their level of qualification, the salary associated with this role and how much time was allocated to per project/site.
Please provide a list of all enforcement or improvement notices served; investigations carried out and reports commissioned into fire safety (include dates and specify who commissioned or issued these) Please provide copies of all items listed.
Provide details of all attempts to make deductions relating to structural defects for each project. Confirm the amount, what it was for, and when the deduction was made.r

Yours faithfully,

Megan Ingles

FOI, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Ms Ingles,

Yesterday, you sent two almost identical requests to this office.

One, received at 23:21, ended with the word "made.d", while the other, received at 23:41, ended with the word "made.r".

Can you please indicate whether there is a significant difference between the two requests, and indicate which of your requests you would prefer us to respond to?

With best regards,

Alan Larn.

Alan Larn | communications officer (Freedom of Information) | communications department
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Nethermayne | Essex | SS16 5NL
01268 524900 ext 2992
[email address]

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FOI, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Ms Ingles,

Yesterday, you sent two almost identical requests to this office.

One, received at 23:21, ended with the word "made.d", while the other, received at 23:41, ended with the word "made.r".

Can you please indicate whether there is a significant difference between the two requests, and indicate which of your requests you would prefer us to respond to?

With best regards,

Alan Larn.

Alan Larn | communications officer (Freedom of Information) | communications department
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Nethermayne | Essex | SS16 5NL
01268 524900 ext 2992
[email address]

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Dear FOI,

Apologies, I think that because your trust may have merged with others at some point, and I am sending requests out to all trusts with PFI schemes I have inadvertently sent the same email twice. There is no difference between the two requests. Making multiple requests through this site seems to generate an extra bit of code on the end of each message hence the confusing "made.d" and "made.r" You can respond to either and ignore the other one.

Yours sincerely,

Megan Ingles

FOI, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Ms Ingles,

Thanks for clarifying. As you have replied from the 410549-42290cd9 address, I will acknowledge that request and respond to it, while closing the other.

With best regards,

Alan Larn.

Alan Larn | communications officer (Freedom of Information) | communications department
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Nethermayne | Essex | SS16 5NL
01268 524900 ext 2992
[email address]

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FOI, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Ms Ingles,

Freedom of Information Act Request Acknowledgment

Thank you for contacting the Freedom of Information Office at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We confirm that we have received your correspondence.

Your request below is being considered and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days following the date on which the request was received, as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being covered by an exemption or containing reference to a third party.

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If you have any further queries or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact us.

With best regards,

Alan Larn.

Alan Larn | communications officer (Freedom of Information) | communications department
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Nethermayne | Essex | SS16 5NL
01268 524900 ext 2992
[email address]

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for confirming this. I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Megan Ingles

FOI, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Ms Ingles,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 05 June 2017, which has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

Your request below began with these words:

"Please answer the following for each PFI/PPP schemes in your health trust treating each scheme as a separate request."

Our response is as follows:

This trust does not have any PFI or PPP schemes.

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Kind regards,

Alan Larn | communications officer (Freedom of Information) | communications department Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Nethermayne | Essex | SS16 5NL
01268 524900 ext 2992
[email address]

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