Trust Expenditure or Payment to Suppliers from Oct to Dec 2020

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

As in the past, I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information act for all transactions over £500 from 1st Oct 2020 to 31st Dec 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 & any additional descriptors.

For avoidance of doubt, I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act. I await your response in ~20 working days.

Thank you,
Yours faithfully,
Nikhil Prabhu

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

Dear Nikhil Prabhu

 

Thank you for your email of 25^th January 2021 in relation to Trust
expenditure or payment to suppliers.

 

The request raised will be taken forward.  However, as we are now in the
2^nd 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.

 

 

Yours sincerely

Rebecca Manning

 

Information Governance Department

 

 

Dear Information Governance,

Dear Ms Manning, May I request an update now, being cognizant of the current situation.

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

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

Dear Mr Prabhu

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to your request, I will follow up on this with the appropriate service.

Further to my previous letter dated 26 January 2021 concerning your request for information, whilst we will reply to your request, we cannot guarantee a response within the normal timeframe, due to the continuation of the Covid-19 Pandemic and the logistics and rollout of the associated vaccination programme.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your understanding and patience at this time and should you have any queries on this matter meanwhile, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

Rebecca Manning
Information Governance Officer
Information Governance Department
Lough House
Ards Community Hospital
Newtownards
BT23 4AS
Tel: 028 91512019
Email:- [email address]

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Dear Information Governance,

May I check for an update now?

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Dear Information Governance, Rebecca Manning,

May I check-in now for an update? Unfortunately we do now need an official response.

Thank you,
Kind regards,
Nikhil Prabhu

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

Dear Mr Prabhu

Further to your Email below, again please accept my apologies for the ongoing delay.

Please be assured I am working closely with the relevant Service in order to release your response as soon as possible, however this Service has been heavily involved with Vaccination Programme for Covid-19 and are still experiencing extreme pressures.

I hope to have a response issued to you soon.

Should you require any further information in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

Rebecca Manning
Information Governance Officer
Information Governance Department
Lough House
Ards Community Hospital
Newtownards
BT23 4AS
Tel: 028 91512019
Email:- [email address]

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Dear Information Governance,

Ok, Thank you for the update Ms Manning, we shall have to patient for a little while longer then. I shall check back with you in a fortnight.

Wish you all the best with the Vaccination Programme.

Kind regards,
Nikhil Prabhu

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

Thank you for your email.

 

This Department is closed until Tuesday 4 Mayl 2021.

 

We will respond as soon as possible.

 

Information Governance Department

 

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

May I follow-up on my request now?

Thank you,
Yours faithfully,
Nikhil Prabhu

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

Can this now please be expedited? It has been more than 5 months since I submitted my request. I understand resources may have been diverted with C-19 relief, however sufficient time has been given to respond and all other Trusts have responded to my similar requests within the regulatory timeframe.

Thank you,
Yours faithfully,
nikhil prabhu

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

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Dear Nikhil Prabhu

 

Please see attached correspondence from the Trust.

 

Kind regards

Ellen Hutton

Information Governance Team

 

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Dear Information Governance/ Ms Hedley/ Ms Hutton,

Thank you for your message. I understand that the IG department is dealing with a large number of RFI's as well as a backlog as a result of the pandemic.

However, in order to reduce your time & effort, is it atleast possible to answer this FOI along with my next related FOI for Jan-Mar 2021 data? I think that should be possible and would work in the best of both our interests!

Here is the link to my proceeding FOI https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/t...

Thank you so much,
Yours sincerely,
Nikhil Prabhu

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

Dear Mr Prabhu

Thank you for your email correspondence below

I apologise for the delay in responding.

I can advise that both requests under references RFI 37457 & RFI 39781 are currently with the relevant service for their review and response. Reminders have been issued to the Service and we will endeavour to respond to both requests as soon as ever possible.

Kind regards

Cathryn

Cathryn Hedley
Acting Information Governance Manager
Information Governance Department
Lough House
Ards Community Hospital
Newtownards BT23 4AS
Tel: 02891512210

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Dear Information Governance,

Thank you for your response and assurance Ms Hedley. We shall continue to be patient, hopefully for just a little while longer.

Yours sincerely,
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 26 January 2021.

 

Kind regards

Ellen Hutton

Information Governance Officer

Information Governance Team

Email:- [1][email address]

 

 

References

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Dear Information Governance,

Good Morning & Thank you for the information Ms Hutton,
Also, I wish you the best with clearing the backlog.

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Dear Information Governance,

Is it possible to send the document in CSV or Excel format please? The conversion from PDF is not rendering properly.

Thank you,
Kind regards,
nikhil prabhu

Dear Information Governance,

Could you please also clarify whether the Supplier/Payment reference which are numbers, for eg. 2536863
2536866
2536870
2568296

are meant to be treated as Redacted?

Thank you!
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

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

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Dear Mr Prabhu

Thank you for your email correspondence this morning.

As requested please find attached Document One as an Excel Spread sheet.

The Supplier/Payment references which are numbers are not redacted, the supplier/payment references will the black lines are redacted.

I hope this information provides clarification.

Kind regards

Cathryn

Cathryn Hedley
Acting Information Governance Manager
Information Governance Department
Lough House
Ards Community Hospital
Newtownards BT23 4AS
Tel: 02891512210

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Thank you for your response with/file Ms Hedley,

However, I am still not clear about the Supplier/Payment reference, if they (the numbers) are not redacted then could you please provide the Supplier names they reference? Otherwise the data extract is of little use to us. I am confused as to why there is a mix of numbers/Names in the column.

Also, if you sum up the "Total for quarter" column, the value is 11,246,281.16, which is exactly double of the Grand Total value shown. Please clarify if I am missing something here?

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

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

Dear Mr Prabhu

Thank you for your email correspondence below.

The Service have clarified that the numbers are the numbers are the invoice/payment numbers for each supplier, the supplier name is above and the invoice numbers for that supplier are detailed below as per the extract from the spread sheet below:

PENINSULA CARE SERVICES NI LTD 27,888.12 25,514.26 28,785.51 82,187.89
2484674 27,888.12 27,888.12
2521016 25,514.26 25,514.26
2553674 28,785.51 28,785.51

The data provider for each supplier is the amount paid to that supplier for each month, then the total for that quarter in the final column.

Unfortunately the Trust is unable to provide the names of private individuals, such as foster carers, their names have been redacted, due to confidentiality, but the amount paid to them under each invoice/payment reference for each month and the total paid to them for that quarter has been provided.

I have reviewed the document and note that there seems to be a discrepancy in relation to the final totals provided and I have requested clarification from the Service and will confirm as soon as ever possible.

Kind regards

Cathryn

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Dear Information Governance/ Cathryn,

Thank you so much for the clarification, it all makes sense now.. and I am also aware & understand your note on confidentiality.

I also figured out that there is no discrepancy in the total provided, as the row with the Names provides the total for that particular supplier and the numbers provide all the transactions (which roll-up to give the total) -- Hence the Sum will be exactly double.

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

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

Dear Mr Prabhu

Thank you for email correspondence below and that there is no further clarification required.

Kind regards

Cathryn

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