Trust Expenditure or Payment to Suppliers from July 2020 to Sept 2020

nikhil prabhu made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland),

I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information act for all transactions over £500 from 1st July 2020 to 30th September 2020. As a minimum, please make sure to include the date, value and recipient of each transaction. Please also provide details on the procurement category of each transaction if you have it.

If it would help, I am specifically looking for payments to suppliers who provide a service in Health and Social Care. This would include all suppliers falling under the following categories :-

1. Payments to suppliers who provide fostering and adoption services to the Council
2. Payments to suppliers who provide care services to the council. This would include suppliers who provide care under each of the categories below
a. Children's Residential/ Nursing Care Providers
b. Adult Residential/ Nursing Care Providers
c. Elderly Residential/ Nursing Care Providers
d. Domiciliary Care Home Providers
e. Supported Living Care Home Providers
f. Care at Home Providers
g. Providers who carry out Homeless Services
3. Payments to suppliers who provide Special Education Services

In particular I am looking for itemized transactions for suppliers from July to Sept 2020 - preferably in CSV format. For avoidance of doubt, I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act. I await your response within 20 working days.

Thank you,
Yours faithfully,
Nikhil Prabhu

Information Governance, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

1 Atodiad

Dear Nikhil Prabhu

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Re: Information in relation to the
Trusts expenditure for external care providers

 

Thank you for your correspondence regarding the above. Your request was
received on 12^th October 2020 and I am dealing with it under the terms of
the above legislation.

 

The leaflet attached tells you about the legislation and the procedures we
will follow in handling your request.

 

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me quoting the
reference number above.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Joyce Batch

Information Governance Assistant

Information Governance Team

028 91512203

Email:- [email address]

 

 

For further information on how the Trust processes personal data please
visit the following [1]link

 

 

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Information Governance, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

2 Atodiad

Dear Nikil Prabhu,

 

Please see attached response from the South Eastern H&SC Trust in relation
to your request for information received on 12 October 2020.

 

Kind regards

 

Rebecca Manning

Information Governance Assistant

Information Governance Team

028 91512019

Email:- [1][email address]

 

 

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Thank you for your response Ms Manning,

However, we kindly request you to please check the information supplied, as the total number of transactions is around half of what was sent for the preceding 3-month period of Apr-Jun 2020 (https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/t...). Also, the total spend for the previous period was £9,317,302.00; whilst for this period it is £6,204,230.14. So there seems to be a considerable difference in spend reported.

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Information Governance, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

Dear Nikhil Prabhu

Ref: RFI 36163- Payments to Suppliers who Provide Care Services

Thank you for your email below - I have reopened your case and issued your requested to the relevant department within the Trust.

However, as we are now in the 2nd Surge of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Health & Social Care is again experiencing unprecedented pressures.

As a Trust, our staff are prioritising their duties as front line health and social care workers. Other duties within their role, such as investigating and responding to Freedom of Information and Subject Access Requests, will be significantly delayed due to the need to prioritise professional caring duties and respond to the health crisis. I would ask for your patience at this time.

The Information Commissioners Office has been advised and is aware of the pressures the Trust is facing as a result of the pandemic.

Should you have any queries on this matter meanwhile, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards

Joyce

Joyce Batch
Information Governance Assistant
Information Governance Team
028 91512203
Email:- [email address]

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Ok, Thank you for the acknowledgement & message Ms Batch. I shall wait to hear back from you/relevant department bearing in mind the renewed pressures you are facing.

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Dear Information Governance,

May I request an update?

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Information Governance, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

Dear Mr Prabhu

Thank you for your email. I can confirm that the relevant Department within the Trust is dealing with your request. I will remind the Department that you are awaiting a response and I would hope that we will be in position to respond to you in the near future.

Thank you for your patience.

Kind Regards

Joyce

Joyce Batch
Information Governance Assistant
Information Governance Team
028 91512203
Email:- [email address]

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Ok, Thank you ms Batch, we just want to determine if the data is accurate.

sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Information Governance, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

Dear Mr Prabhu

I have actually sent the previous (2019/20 Q2) response to the Directorate, to ensure that they are collecting the correct information for your request and importantly in line with the information that was collected before so that you can be reassured that the information you receive is accurate.

I will continue to chase up on a response from the Directorate for you.

Kind Regards

Joyce

Joyce Batch
Information Governance Assistant
Information Governance Team
028 91512203
Email:- [email address]

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Fantastic, Thank you so much Joyce!

sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Dear Information Governance/Ms Batch,

May I please request an update, since this has been pending for awhile now?
I am cognizant your offices may be closed now in observance of the holidays.
Have a great year 2021!

Kind Regards,
nikhil prabhu

Information Governance, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

2 Atodiad

 

Dear Nikhil Prabhu,

 

Please see attached response from the South Eastern H&SC Trust in relation
to your request for information received on 12 October 2020 and subsequent
query dated 6 November 2020.

 

Kind regards

 

Joyce Batch

Information Governance Assistant

Information Governance Team

028 91512203

Email:- [1][email address]

 

 

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1. mailto:[email address]

Thank you so much Ms Joyce Batch,

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu