Information Governance Department
St. Pancras Hospital
4. St. Pancras Way
London NW1 0PE
29 November 2013
Dear Ms Affleck, Re: Information Request – Freedom of Information Act 2000
Following your request for information we received on the 31 October 2013, we are
providing you with access to the recorded information held by Camden and Islington
NHS Foundation Trust in answer to your enquiry.
You requested the following information: Please provide the following information for the years 2010 to present in
relation to the Huntley Centre and Highgate Centre:
Pest Control services were provided to the Trust through a service level agreement
with NHS Camden (as were all estates and facilities services) until September
2011 and the Trust has no complete records of pest control inspections/ visits before
this date. Additionally the ownership of the St Pancras site transferred to the
Trust on the 1st of April 2013 previously C&I were tenants on the site and pest control
was provided by the Landlord (NHS Camden) and the Trust itself for some
parts of the St Pancras site since October 2011. On how many occasions has the Trust reported vermin and/or insect
infestation to LB Camden or LB Islington Environmental Health Teams?
On no occasions How many inspection visits have been made by the above teams following
How often are routine inspection visits scheduled - if at all. If there is no
arrangement for scheduled LA visits please outline how infestation is
monitored and controlled
The Trust has its own pest control contractor and each site has a monthly scheduled
routine inspection of all areas. Any further sighting of pests are reported to the
Pest control contractor. This will result in another visit(s) to treat the affected areas or
to provide advice. All site visits are recorded in a pest control log book.
Additionally there are two night inspections a year. How many unannounced inspection visits by either LA have been made?
One unannounced inspection On how many occasions on was infestation confirmed on either site to the
degree that action was needed?
On one occasion On how many occasions was infestation:
On wards including communal and clinical areas; In kitchens preparing food or
storing food for patient consumption
This has happened on one occasion in the Huntley Centre. On how many occasions was remedial action advised and/or ordered by the
On one occasion and remedial action was advised Were any incidents reported to the Health Protection Agency? Is so by whom?
No Was any enforcement action taken?
I do hope you are satisfied with the way in which your response was handled, if not
you may request an internal review at the above email address. When contacting the
Trust please use the above reference that is unique to your request.
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Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF
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Information Governance Officer