Repair and Maintenance of Hospital/Trust Watermains and Sewers

Daniel Hodgkinson made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to The Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Daniel Hodgkinson

Dear The Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

1. Could you please provide a list of names and contact details for
the Trust/Hospital representatives who are responsible for managing
the repair and maintenance of water-mains and sewers on/within your
properties/premises.

2. Does the Trust/Hospital have a contractor(s) in place to deliver
your statutory duties with respect to the below activities:

Mitigating water loss from mains on/within all Trust/Hospital
property/premises. The Water Authorities undergo leakage detection
exercises and have powers to insist leaks are repaired without
delay.
Preventing Pollution of groundwater from poorly maintained and
leaking sewers on council land. Recent laws place the burden for
any pollution event upon the polluter (polluter pays)
Maintaining appropriate levels of water quality within
Trust/Hospital networks - Legislation places various obligations on
network owners for maintaining the quality of water on their
premises and to get the appropriate approvals before
up-grading/maintenance works are carried out.

3. Can you please provide the name and address of the contractor(s)
currently undertaking the work activities listed in point 2 above?

4. Can you please confirm the nature of the contract that you have
with these contractors and when the contract(s) is/are due to be
renewed?

5. Could you please confirm that should a contractor be required for relatively minor repair and maintenance work to mains and sewer on Hospital/Trust property there wouldn’t be a need for such a contractor to be apply to be included on an approved list of contractors

Yours faithfully,

Daniel Hodgkinson

Lichfield, Amy (Dudley PCT), The Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Hodgkinson

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation
Trust Ref: 2163

Repair and Maintenance of Hospitals

Thank you for your request for information under the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. We started work on this request on
01/10/2010. As per section 10 of the Act, you can expect a reply no later
than 20 working days from this date.

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If any further assistance in this matter is required, please do not
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[email address] alternatively you can contact Emma Newman, RA
and Information Governance Coordinator, on 01384 366173 or email:
[email address].

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner
at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Telephone: 01625 545 700

www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

Amy Lichfield

RA and Information Governance Assistant

Newman, Emma (Dudley PCT), The Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Hodgkinson

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 -Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation
Trust Ref: 2163

Repair and Maintenance of Hospital

Thank you for your email received 1^st October 2010. You asked for
information regarding repairs and maintenance of the hospitals.

Your request for information has now been considered. I will answer your
queries below in turn:

1. Could you please provide a list of names and contact details for the
Trust/Hospital representatives who are responsible for managing the repair
and maintenance of water-mains and sewers on/within your
properties/premises.

The Manager responsible for managing the repair and maintenance of
water-mains and sewers for the Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation
Trust is:

The General Manager

Summit Healthcare (Dudley) Limited

Russells Hall Hospital

Pensnett Road

Dudley

West Midlands, DY1 2HQ

2. Does the Trust/Hospital have a contractor(s) in place to deliver your
statutory duties with respect to the below activities:

Mitigating water loss from mains on/within all Trust/Hospital
property/premises. The Water Authorities undergo leakage detection
exercises and have powers to insist leaks are repaired without delay.

Preventing Pollution of groundwater from poorly maintained and leaking
sewers on council land. Recent laws place the burden for any pollution
event upon the polluter (polluter pays) Maintaining appropriate levels of
water quality with Trust/Hospital networks - Legislation places various
obligations on

network owners for maintaining the quality of water on their premises and
to get the appropriate approvals before up-grading/maintenance works are
carried out.

The Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is contracted with the
Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), Summit Healthcare (Dudley) Limited to
provide its Hard Facilities Management (FM) services, in partnership with
its FM services provider, Interserve (Facilities Management) Limited.

The SPV contact details are:
The General Manager

Summit Healthcare (Dudley) Limited

Russells Hall Hospital

Pensnett Road

Dudley

West Midlands, DY1 2HQ

3. Can you please provide the name and address of the contractor(s)
currently undertaking the work activities listed in point 2 above?

The name and address of the SPV contractor currently undertaking the work
activities listed in point 2 is:

The General Manager

Summit Healthcare (Dudley) Limited

Russells Hall Hospital

Pensnett Road

Dudley

West Midlands, DY1 2HQ

4. Can you please confirm the nature of the contract that you have with
these contractors and when the contract(s) is/are due to be renewed?

Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is contracted with the
Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), Summit Healthcare (Dudley) Limited to
provide its Hard Facilities Management (FM) services, in partnership with
its FM services provider, Interserve (Facilities Management) Limited.

5. Could you please confirm that should a contractor be required for
relatively minor repair and maintenance work to mains and sewer on
Hospital/Trust property there wouldn't be a need for such a contractor to
be apply to be included on an approved list of contractors

All contractors undertaking work on these premises must undergo a rigorous
vetting process to prove their suitability and become approved.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact me.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request please contact
the Associate Director of Governance at Dudley PCT, St John's House, Union
Street, Dudley DY2 8PP or telephone 01384 366078 or email
[email address].

You can also refer to the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545700
www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

Donna Betts

Head of Records and Information Governance

This information has been collated by our Freedom of Information Team if
you require names from within the organisation to attribute this
information to i.e. for media quotes please contact the representative
communications teams on; Dudley PCT: 01384 366874 or The Dudley Group of
Hospitals: 01384 244404.