This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Endomyocardial Biopsy (EMB)'.


Information Governance Department
Tel (01202) 442866 
Longfleet Road
Email: xxx.xxxxxxxx@xxxxx.xxx.xx
Poole
Dorset
BH15 2JB
Tel: 01202 665511
www.poole.nhs.uk
FAO: Ms Denise Armstrong 
Tuesday, 21 June 2016
Our Ref: IG/3848
Dear Ms Armstrong 
Freedom of Information Request: IG/3848
Applicant Name: Ms Denise Armstrong 
We refer to your request, received by us on 15/06/2016, made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Please find overleaf our response to your request. Where applicable, we have indicated where exemptions 
apply. Please note that for the purpose of the column "Doc Released", this PDF letter counts as the first 
document.
We trust that this satisfactorily responds to your request however, if you feel it necessary, you do have the right 
of appeal against the information that we have provided. In the first instance, you should direct your complaint to 
the Trust's Information Governance Manager using the contact details provided above. If our internal complaints 
process does not resolve your concerns, you may also submit a complaint to the Information Commissioner's 
Office either by post to Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF or by telephone on 08456 30 
60 60 or 01625 545745. You can also find further information regarding your rights under the Freedom of 
Information Act 2000 on the ICO website: www.ico.gov.uk
Kind regards,
The Information Governance Team                  
Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Freedom of Information Request: IG/3848
Information Requested:
Poole Hospital Response:
1. Does your Hospital perform Endomyocardial 
1. No
(EMB) Biopsy procedures?
2. Not Applicable
2. If yes, How many Endomyocardial (EMB) Biopsy 
procedures were performed in:
3. Not Applicable
a.2014 
b.2015
4. No
3. What was your Trust’s spend on Endomyocardial 
5. Not Applicable
Biopsy in:
a.2014
b.2015
4. Does your Hospital perform Biopsy to diagnose 
Amoeloid Cardiomyopathy?
5. If yes, How many Amoeloid Biopsy procedures 
were performed in:
a.2014
b.2015
Date 
Doc Released
Exemption Type
Ex.Status
PI Cat.
Qual ABS
20/06/2016
1 PDF LETTER
None
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