Dear Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust,

I am writing to request under the freedom of information act any/all copies of administrative correspondence, letters and/or any other documentation including minutes of meetings etc that mention or relate to:

HIV / AIDS or Hepatitis, AND, Haemophilia / Haemophiliacs during the period January 1st 1988 – December 31st 1991.

Please note that I am NOT requesting patient medical records which would obviously be exempt, but administrative correspondence, letters and/or any other documentation including minutes of meetings etc.

Please supply material preferably in PDF format though any format will suffice in the interest of keeping costs / time to a minimum if this is easier.

Yours faithfully,

JJ Evans

SWBH-GM-FOIRequests (SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM HOSPITALS NHS TRUST), Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Thank you for your freedom of information request received on 18 August 2018 (below).

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. You will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days after the date of receipt as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third party. In some circumstances we may be unable to achieve this deadline. If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised timescale at the earliest opportunity.

In some cases there may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of the information you request. If this is the case you will be informed and the 20 working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment from you. If you choose not to make payment then your request will remain unanswered.

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

Kind regards.

Clare Dooley
Head of Corporate Governance/Trust Board Secretary
Tel: 0121 507 3837
[email address]
Trust Headquarters, Health and Wellbeing Centre, Sandwell General Hospital, Lyndon, West Bromwich B71 4HJ

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Dear Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust's handling of my FOI request '1988 - 1991 Factor Files'.

My FOI Request was ignored.

Yours faithfully,

JJ Evans

DOOLEY, Clare (SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM HOSPITALS NHS TRUST), Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Dear Mr/Ms Evans

Thank you for your email and please accept my apologies you have not received a response.

Could I please ask the date of your request and this will be looked at today and a response will be provided.

With kind regards.

Clare Dooley
Head of Corporate Governance/Trust Board Secretary
0121 507 3837
[email address]
Trust Headquarters, Health and Wellbeing Centre, Sandwell General Hospital, Lyndon, West Bromwich B71 4HJ

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Dear DOOLEY, Clare (SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM HOSPITALS NHS TRUST),

18 August 2018

Yours sincerely,

JJ Evans

DOOLEY, Clare (SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM HOSPITALS NHS TRUST), Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

I am out of the office until Monday 26 November 2018.  My emails will not
be monitored until my return.

Kind regards.

Clare Dooley, Head of Corporate Governance

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Tel: 0121 538 3837

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Dear Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust,

Please can you respond to thi FOI request which is now long overdue.

Yours faithfully,

JJ Evans

SWBH-GM-FOIRequests (SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM HOSPITALS NHS TRUST), Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Dear JJ,

Re: Freedom of Information Request (ref: F/1092)

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request which was received on 18 August 2018 by Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust. Due to staffing changes within the Trust, your request was not dealt with in a timely manager. Please accept my apologies for this oversight.

Searches have been conducted by Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust to locate information relevant to your request. I can confirm that the information you have requested is not held by Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust as it dates back to 1988-1991 and unfortunately we were unable to locate anything relating to these dates as we do not maintain any records for this length of time.

I hope that the information provided in this email answers your query. However, if you are dissatisfied with the response please contact the Trust in the first instance with the details of your complaint so the Trust can conduct an internal review. Please address such requests to [Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust request email] or in writing to Kam Dhami, Director of Governance, Trust Headquarters, Sandwell Hospital, Lyndon, West Bromwich, B71 4HJ. Alternatively, if you remain unhappy with the outcome you can appeal directly to the Information Commissioner at the following address: www.ico.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

Aisha Begum
Freedom of Information
[Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust request email]
Trust Headquarters, Health and Wellbeing Centre, Sandwell General Hospital, Lyndon, West Bromwich B71 4HJ

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