Dear Belfast City Council,

1. How are your post mortems contracted i.e. to an NHS Trust or private organisation
2. Do you currently undertake invasive post mortems, CT post mortems or a combination of both?
3. Do you contract Pathologists directly to undertake post mortems?
4. What price do you pay per post mortem? Is this inclusive or exclusive of storage?
5. How many Post Mortems are completed/do you pay for each year?

Yours faithfully,

Claire

FOI, Belfast City Council

Dear Claire

 

Thank you for your email dated 10 January 2020 requesting, under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000, information on post mortem services.

 

Belfast City Council does not hold the information you have requested. 
This is because in Northern Ireland district councils, such as Belfast
City Council, are not responsible for carrying out post mortem or provide
a post mortem service.

 

The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, as far as I am aware, is the
statutory body responsible for carrying out post mortems or services in
the Belfast area.  You may, therefore, wish to contact their information
team.  Their email address is [1][email address].

 

If you are dissatisfied with how the Council handled your request for
information, you have the right to request that the Council formally
review this decision.  If you wish to do so, please write to the Records
Manager, Information Governance Unit, Legal and Civic Services, Belfast
City Council, City Hall, Belfast, BT1 5GS.

 

Should you remain dissatisfied following the Council's internal review,
you can seek an independent review from the Information Commissioner. 
Requests for an independent review should be made in writing to: The
Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire,
SK9 5AF.  However, I would advise you that the Information Commissioner
has indicated that a review will not be undertaken unless the Council has
first had an opportunity to re-consider its decision.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Unit

Belfast City Council

 

 

 

 

From: Claire <[FOI #633069 email]>
Sent: 10 January 2020 13:53
To: FOI <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Post Mortem Services

 

Dear Belfast City Council,

1. How are your post mortems contracted i.e. to an NHS Trust or private
organisation
2. Do you currently undertake invasive post mortems, CT post mortems or a
combination of both?
3. Do you contract Pathologists directly to undertake post mortems?
4. What price do you pay per post mortem? Is this inclusive or exclusive
of storage?
5. How many Post Mortems are completed/do you pay for each year?

Yours faithfully,

Claire

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