This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Covid Death Data'.

Freedom of Information Request 
Ref: 21-280 
2 June 2021 
By Email 
Dear Sir/Madam 
Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The 
Trust’s response is as follows: 
We can confirm that we do hold the information you are requesting 
Please can you give me the number of deaths whereby Covid is the sole cause of death 
listed and no other pre existing conditions or comorbidities were noted on the death 
certificate covering the period from March 2020 until the present day.
We do not capture the cause of death on our system. 
Please note, the Trust does not hold the data in a format that would enable us to fully respond 
to your request to the level of detail required and a manual trawl for this information would 
significantly exceed the 18 hours limit set down by the FOI as the reasonable limit. Section 12 
of the FOIA provides that we are not obliged to spend in excess of 18 hours in any sixty day 
period locating, retrieving and identifying information in order to deal with a request for 
information and therefore we are withholding this information at this time. 
I would also like the number of cycles you run as standard on PCR tests, and would like 
to know if the number of cycles run ever differs in relation to the recipients/patients 
recent covid vaccination status, ie: do you run the same, more or less cycles if the 
recipient/ patient has undergone any of the available covid vaccinations. 
If this is the case please can you give an explanation. 
45 thermal cycles, no the cycle run never differs. 
This concludes our response. We trust that you find this helpful, but please do not hesitate to 
contact us directly if we can be of any further assistance. 
If, after that, you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for 
an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date 
of receipt of the response to your original letter and should be addressed to: 
Director of Corporate Governance 
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust 

Trust Headquarters  
Marlborough Street 
BS1 3NU 
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications. 
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply 
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be 
contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, 
Cheshire, SK9 5AF 
Please note that this letter and the information included/attached will be published on our 
website as part of the Trust’s Freedom of Information Publication Log. This is because 
information disclosed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act is disclosed to the 
public, not just to the individual making the request. We will remove any personal information 
(such as your name, email and so on) from any information we make public to protect your 
personal information. 
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Yours sincerely 
Freedom of Information Team 
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust