Request to IP&C and Domestic Services - Enhanced Disinfection Methods to Eliminate HAIs in Theatres, Clinical Areas and Wards

Sam Hardy made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

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Dear University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I am writing to obtain the following details:

1. What process/products do you use for disinfection/decontamination additional to a manual cleaning programme, for instance for a terminal clean or an outbreak?
2. Do you use Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour (HPV Fogging) or Ultraviolet (UVC) for decontamination?
3. What companies do you use and how many units do you have in operation for both HPV and UVC?
4. Is the equipment operated by NHS staff, or by an outsourced Contract Cleaning Company? If the latter, who is the contractor?
5. Were these systems purchased via a tender or mini competition?
6. Were these systems purchased through a framework agreement or direct sale?
7. Were these systems purchased outright, or via a lease rental package?
8. What were the costs of the systems when new?
9. Who is your current supplier and are you under contract?
10. What is the annual value of this contract, including consumables, extended warranties and maintenance agreements?
11. What is the start and end date of the contract?
12. Do you use a managed service in addition to your own operation?
13. Could you provide me with the contact details for the person/s responsible for the fields below?
• Infection Prevention and Control
• Estates & Facilities / Domestics
• Procurement
•Housekeeping

Many thanks in advance and your prompt response would be appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Sam Hardy

uhcw@infreemation.co.uk, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

 
University Hospital
Clifford Bridge Road
Walsgrave
Coventry
CV2 2DX

Direct Line: 024 76968771
www.uhcw.nhs.uk

 

Dear Requester

We acknowledge receipt of your email to UHCW:

Freedom of Information Request Form

If you have submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) your request will be considered and you will receive our response
within the statutory timescale of 20 working days.

The reference number for your email is FOI/1807.

Should you have any further inquiries concerning this matter, please reply
to this email leaving the subject line unchanged.

Yours sincerely,
UHCW

uhcw@infreemation.co.uk, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

 
University Hospital
Clifford Bridge Road
Walsgrave
Coventry
CV2 2DX

Direct Line: 024 76968771
www.uhcw.nhs.uk

 

Our Ref: FOI 1807
Date: 14th June 2022

By email only

 

Dear Requester

We write further to your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act received 16th May 2022.  We have set out your request,
together with our response below. 

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I am writing to obtain the
following details:

1. What process/products do you use for disinfection/decontamination
additional to a manual cleaning programme, for instance for a terminal
clean or an outbreak? - Hydrogen Peroxide Decontamination
2. Do you use Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour (HPV Fogging) or Ultraviolet (UVC)
for decontamination? - HPV
3. What companies do you use and how many units do you have in operation
for both HPV and UVC? - 5 units
4. Is the equipment operated by NHS staff, or by an outsourced Contract
Cleaning Company? If the latter, who is the contractor? - Trust staff
5. Were these systems purchased via a tender or mini competition? - Mini
competition
6. Were these systems purchased through a framework agreement or direct
sale? - Direct sale
7. Were these systems purchased outright, or via a lease rental package?
- Outright
8. What were the costs of the systems when new? - Section 43(2) of the
FOIA states that “information is exempt information if its disclosure
under the Act would, or would likely to, prejudice the commercial
interests of any person (including the public authority holding it)”
9. Who is your current supplier and are you under contract? - IC Solutions
(maintenance contract only)
10. What is the annual value of this contract, including consumables,
extended warranties and maintenance agreements? - Section 43(2) of the
FOIA states that “information is exempt information if its disclosure
under the Act would, or would likely to, prejudice the commercial
interests of any person (including the public authority holding it)”
11. What is the start and end date of the contract? -April 2022 to March
2023
12. Do you use a managed service in addition to your own operation? - No
13. Could you provide me with the contact details for the person/s
responsible for the fields below?
• Infection Prevention and Control - Fiona Wells
• Estates & Facilities - Lincoln Dawkin
• Procurement - Danny Haq
•Housekeeping - David Powell

As we have provided the information that we do hold your request is now
closed.  We trust that this is satisfactory but if you are dissatisfied
with the way that it has been handled you have the right to ask for an
internal review.  Internal review requests should be submitted within two
months of the date of receipt of the response to your original letter and
should be addressed to: David Walsh, Director of Corporate Affairs,
University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust, Clifford Bridge
Road, Coventry CV2 2DX.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Andrea Phillips
FOI & Access to Health Records Manager

 

Dear [email address],

Thank you very much for your response, but could I ask for some clarification?

Can you advise how many HPV units you have in operation, the supplier name, which make/model they are and any associated costs?

Many thanks in advance.

Yours sincerely,

Sam Hardy

uhcw@infreemation.co.uk, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

 
University Hospital
Clifford Bridge Road
Walsgrave
Coventry
CV2 2DX

Direct Line: 024 76968771
www.uhcw.nhs.uk

 

Dear Sam Hardy

We acknowledge receipt of your email to UHCW.

We will pass your email on to the team handling your case FOI/1807 who
will be in touch in due course.

uhcw@infreemation.co.uk, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Good afternoon

Thank you for your email. All the questions that were asked on the
original request have been answered and the request was closed. The
clarification question will need to be submitted as a new Freedom of
Information request via our webform.

Kind regards

Patsy Lindsay

 

Dear [University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust request email],

Thank you very much for your response, but could I ask for some
clarification?

Can you advise how many HPV units you have in operation, the supplier
name, which make/model they are and any associated costs?

Many thanks in advance.

Yours sincerely,

Sam Hardy

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