Serious Untoward Incident

P.ward made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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

Yn disgwyl am adolygiad mewnol gan Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust o'u triniaeth o'r cais hwn.

Dear Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

Could you send to me the anonymised versions of the Serious Untoward Incident report 2012-28988 SUI Report Final 10-07-2013
and the Action Plan please

Yours faithfully,

P.Ward

Freedom of Information Act 2000 –Ref No: 16-108

Thank you for your request for Trust information under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm that the Information Governance Team is currently attending to your request. A member of the team will respond within the statutory timescale which is currently 20 working days.

If applicable we will inform you if any of your requested information is exempt from release along with any fee required. We may require further detail from you to assist us in searching for the information you have requested. You may therefore be contacted in due course if it is necessary to clarify any part of your request.

If you wish to discuss any aspect of your request please do not hesitate to contact us quoting the reference number above.

Mr Mark Ashton
Information Governance and Corporate Records Manager – IT Department / Staff Governor (Estates, Administration and Managerial)
Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Direct Dial: 01925 635911
Internal Ext: 5673
IT Dept, Kendrick Wing, Warrington Hospital, Warrington, WA5 1QG
www.warringtonandhaltonhospitals.nhs.uk

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Sir

I am informed by the Trust's Governance team that you have already been supplied with the requisite report and accompanying documentation. Is this correct? If you feel that you have not had this documentation please can you let me know exactly what it is that you still require?

Regards

Mr Mark Ashton
Information Governance and Corporate Records Manager – IT Department / Staff Governor (Estates, Administration and Managerial)
Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Direct Dial: 01925 635911
Internal Ext: 5673
IT Dept, Kendrick Wing, Warrington Hospital, Warrington, WA5 1QG
www.warringtonandhaltonhospitals.nhs.uk

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear FOI,
I would like a copy of the anonymised versions of the Serious Untoward Incident report 2012-28988 SUI Report Final 10-07-2013 and the Action Plan please so that they can be publicly available on this website.

I have been sent copies but I am unsure if I am allowed to share them publicly.
I am requesting this information as a member of the general public

Yours sincerely,

P.ward

Dear Sir

 

After considering your request for access to the Serious Untoward Incident
report 2012-28988 we have opted to categorise your request as vexatious
under section 14 (1) (vexatious or repeated requests) of the FOIA 2000. 
Since December 2012 when you submitted your first request under the 2000
Act we have been answering your requests on the requester blind basis.
Since submission of your first FOI request you have subsequently submitted
12 requests (including requests for internal review and referrals to the
Information Commissioner's Office). You originally asked for access to SUI
report 2012-28988 on 20/07/2015 (FOI request reference 15-303) and the
handling of this request has been referred to the ICO by you. We are
currently dealing with the ICO in relation to our response to this request
and our application of the section 40 exemption. Our response to the ICO
is required by 21/04/2016.

 

On 03/03/2016 you submitted an FOI request (reference number 16-108) for
the same SUI report via the whatdotheyknow.com website. On 04/04/2016 I
wrote to you explain that you had already been supplied with the requisite
report and other documentation. This documentation was supplied to you as
part of the Trust’s incident investigation process.

 

In categorising your request as vexatious we have considered the
disproportionate work that your various multiple FOI requests are now
causing. ICO guidance does state that despite the fact that the 2000 Act
is applicant blind it does not mean that an authority cannot take into
account the wider context in which a request is made. We have concluded
that your requests are now being made to cause disruption, as opposed to
your genuine need for the information to be disclosed. We have also taken
into account other factors such as the contact you have made with Trust
staff, other Trust Medical Directors, the General Medical Council, the
Nursing and Midwifery Council and HM Coroner outside of the FOIA process
and whether this contact bolsters our assertion that the request is
vexatious. When considered in the wider context of the contact you have
had with numerous staff members outside of the 2000 Act process, coupled
with the belief that it is highly likely that you will continue to submit
similar FOI requests, we believe that we are justified in categorising the
request as vexatious.

 

There is no requirement to carry out a public interest test when issuing
refusal notices for vexatious requests. You do have the right to request
an internal review and if you are not happy with the results of the review
you can refer the results of the review to the Information Commissioner’s
Office.

 

You can request an internal review by contacting the Patient Experience
Team lead to request a review by writing to:

Patient Experience Team, Kendrick Wing, Warrington Hospital, Lovely Lane,
Warrington, WA5 1QG. 

 

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of this internal review you can
submit a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office. You can do
this by writing to: 

FOI / EIR Complaints Resolution, Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Alternatively you can complete an electronic complaints form and submit it
to the Information Commissioner’s Office via email. I have included a link
below for your convenience which explains how to complain to the
Information Commissioner’s Office.

https://ico.org.uk/

 

Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005

 

The supply of information under the Freedom of Information Act is intended
to be for personal use only and does not automatically give the recipient
the right to commercially re-use it, for example, the right to publish it
or make it available to a wider audience [SI 2005 No: 1515 4(1)].

 

The Trust provides information under the Freedom of Information Act in
line with the template Open Government Licence for public sector
information. Should you wish to re-use any information in line with this
Licence then you are not required to take any further action.

 

The Open Government Licence allows you to re-use information freely and
flexibly, with only a few conditions. If you wish to re-use information
outside of the Licence terms then please inform the Trust as unauthorised
re-use may be in breach of copyright law.

 

 

FOI Application Satisfaction Survey

 

It is important to the Trust that you are satisfied with the way that your
request was handled. Please find a link to our Freedom of Information
satisfaction survey which we would be grateful if you could complete.

 

[1]http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2JCP23S

 

 

Mr Mark Ashton

Information Governance and Corporate Records Manager – IT Department /
Staff Governor (Estates, Administration and Managerial)

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Direct Dial: 01925 635911

Internal Ext: 5673

IT Dept, Kendrick Wing, Warrington Hospital, Warrington, WA5 1QG

www.warringtonandhaltonhospitals.nhs.uk

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear FOI,
Thanks you very much for clarification on the number of FOI requests I have made

Freedom of Information Act 2000 –Ref No: 14-323
Background to this FOI request-
At a 9th May 2014 meeting with senior staff of Warrington and Halton NHS Foundation Trust I asked for a SUI report (STEIS 22902,Datrix 56056) 2011/22902 August ,Delayed Diagnosis and the Action Plan.
I was told they would look into my request.
After months of no news and repeated requests for this information I had to resort to the FOI as the Trust was ignoring my polite requests.
I involved the ICO after the Trusts refusal to my request.

Having internally reviewed the decision to withhold the requested information a decision has been made to release a redacted copy of the report requested on 01/09/2014.

It wasn’t until the 31st October 2014 that I got the information.

Freedom of Information Act 2000 –Ref No: 15-303
I made this request for :
21.1 Copies of all interview notes, documents examined, and working documents such as plans of the site of the incident should be included in the appendix. Also included should be a breakdown of the Review team, including experience / qualifications & job titles of each member. Whilst these should form part of the organisational final report, they do not need to be supplied in the NHS Warrington copy of the report, unless specifically requested
which the Trust has refused

I do not believe Warrington and Halton Hospitals Foundation Trust have applied the exemptions correctly as according to Warrington CCG transitional policy for SUI that was in use at the time and thus I have involved the ICO.

I will be requesting a review

Yours sincerely,

P.Ward