Taxis and PTS

Oliver Mason made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Worcestershire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

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Dear Worcestershire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust,

Please could you let me know the answer to the questions below relating to the Trust’s taxi and patient transport services.

1. Taxis
a. Who currently provides the Trust’s taxi service?
b. What is the Trust’s annual spend on all taxi services?
c. Who is responsible for managing this service and what are their phone, email and postal contact details?
d. How do you advertise this service for competitive tender, when did this last take place and when will it next be undertaken?

2. PTS (Patient Transport Services)
a. Who currently provides the Trust’s PTS service?
b. What is the Trust’s annual spend on PTS?
c. Who is responsible for managing this service and what are their phone, email and postal contact details?
d. How do you advertise this service for competitive tender, when did this last take place and when will it next be undertaken?

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Oliver Mason

MHP FOIRequest,

Dear Mr. Mason

REF: Freedom of Information Request - 010411/PTS

I acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request which was received on 1st April 2011.

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,
FOI Coordinator

MHP FOIRequest,

Dear Mr. Mason

REF: Freedom of Information Request - 010411/PTS

The Trust received a Freedom of Information Act 2000 request from you
dated 1^st April regarding Patient Transport. The information has been
listed below:-

Taxis

1. Who currently provides the Trust’s taxi service? Taxis are booked
through the Worcestershire Acute NHS Trust, via their switchboard, and the
costs recharged to the Trust. Further information regarding who provides
the Taxi service need to be sought directly from Worcestershire Acute NHS
Trust.

2. What is the Trust’s annual spend on all taxi services? Known spend
on taxis for this Trust in 2010/11 was £28,000.

3. Who is responsible for managing this service and what are their
phone, email and postal contact details? There is no specific manager for
this small area of service. The following manages the overall contract
with the Acute Trust.

Head of Planning

Worcestershire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Isaac Maddox House

Shrub Hill Road

Worcester

WR4 9RW

4. How do you advertise this service for competitive tender, when did
this last take place and when will it next be undertaken? The
Worcestershire Acute NHS Trust would be the organisation that
competitively tenders these contracts if applicable. Any information on
timescales etc would need to be sought from Worcestershire Acute NHS
Trust.

PTS

1. Who currently provides the Trust’s PTS service? Service is
currently provided by West Midlands Ambulance Trust

2. What is the Trust’s annual spend on PTS? Cost to this Trust in
2010/11 was £309,000

3. Who is responsible for managing this service and what are their
phone, email and postal contact details?

Head of Planning

Worcestershire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Isaac Maddox House

Shrub Hill Road

Worcester

WR4 9RW

4. How do you advertise this service for competitive tender, when did
this last take place and when will it next be undertaken? The service was
advertised nationally and tendered by HPC (Healthcare Purchasing
Consortium) on behalf of all 3 provider trusts in Worcestershire. The new
contract commenced on 1^st April 2009 and is a 5 year contract.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to the Chief Executive, Worcestershire Mental Health
Partnership NHS Trust, Isaac Maddox House, Shrub Hill Road, Worcester.

If you are not content with the outcome of the complaint or review you may
apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally,
the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by the Trust. The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House,
Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely

FOI Coordinator

Dear MHP FOIRequest,

Thank you for the information provided.

Yours sincerely,

Oliver Mason