Public Health/Welfare Funerals

paul ogden made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Worcestershire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

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Dear Worcestershire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust,

I am undertaking a study on the numbers of Public Health/Welfare Funerals undertaken by NHS Trusts. I would appreciate it if you would provide answers to the following FOI request.

1.The total number of public health funerals (where the deceased has no relatives or there is no one else willing to pay) that your Trust has undertaken for the financial years between 2007 and 2010
2.The number of public health funerals that your Trust has
undertaken by gender for the past 3 financial years
3.The number of public health funerals that your authority has undertaken by age for the past 3 financial years
4.Since April 2009, how many cases have there been where family and friends refuse to finance or make arrangements for their relatives funeral?
5.How much have the burials/cremations cost the trust broken down by year for the last three financial years?
6.How much does your trust typically (average cost) pay for a Public Health Funeral?
7.What does your Trust provide at a Public Health Funeral?
8. what relationship do you have with your local council(s)
regarding funerals of this nature?

Yours faithfully,

Paul Ogden

MHP FOIRequest,

Dear Mr. Ogden

REF: Freedom of Information Request - 210510/WelfareFunerals

I acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request which was received on 21st May 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 sincerely,

Zaffer Iqbal
Governance Information Lead

MHP FOIRequest,

Dear Paul

REF: Freedom of Information Request - 21.05.2010/Ref064

The Trust received a Freedom of Information Act 2000 request from you dated 21st May 2010. The answer to your FOI request have been listed below:-

Worcestershire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust has not been called upon to fund funerals for people who have no family or other means of covering the cost of their funeral in the period 2007 - 2010.

Therefore we unable to answer questions 2,3,4,5,6,7 & 8.

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Yours sincerely,

Name of person sending the information

Regards

Richard

Richard Thomas
Information Governance Manager

Tel no: 01905 68 1546
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