Activity levels for Gwynedd & Powys patients in Hywel Dda hospitals

Simon Morgan made this Freedom of Information request to Hywel Dda University Health Board

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Dear Hywel Dda Local Health Board,

I am concerned that there has been much discussion about potential changes to the services offered by Bronglais Hospital and the possibility of some services being transferred to Glangwili.

It would be helpful to be aware of the current level of the Hywel Dda activity levels for these out-of-area patients and I therefore make the following request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (2000):

1. For the last full year for which figures are available, please supply the number of surgical interventions carried out at each of the following hospitals:
a) Bronglais
b) Glangwili
c) Prince Philip
d) Withybush,
for patients whose address is in:
i.) Gwynedd, and (separately)
ii.) Powys.
Please supply this information by HRG group or OPCS code (or equivalent).
2. What funds were transferred between the Health Boards in relation to the above procedures? I do not require this information to be broken down by type of procedure – the total by Health Board, by hospital, will be adequate.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,

Simon Morgan

Freedom of Information (Hywel Dda Health Board), Hywel Dda University Health Board

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FOI/499

 

20^th March 2012

 

Dear Mr Morgan,

 

Information Requested Under The Freedom Of Information Act 2000

 

Thank you for your recent request for the supply of information relating
to out of area patients.    

 

Under the Act, the Health Board is required to supply the information to
you within 20 working days.  In terms of your request, this means that the
information should be provided by 17^th April 2012.  If this is not
possible, a further letter will be sent advising you of the progress made
in satisfying your request.

 

Please find attached our leaflet giving guidance on our procedure for
managing requests for information that is covered under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

Yours sincerely

 

  

 

Julie Cole

Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Officer

 

Enc – Hywel Dda Health Board Freedom of Information Leaflet

 

Bwrdd Iechyd Hywel Dda/Hywel Dda Health Board

Llys Myrddin/Merlins Court

Lôn Winch/Winch Lane

Hwlffordd/Haverfordwest

SA61 1SB

Rhif ffôn/Tel: 01437 771 265 /WHTN: 01623 1265
Ffacs/Fax: 01437 771 222

e-bost/e-mail: [email address]

 [Hywel Dda Health Board is the operational name of Hywel Dda Local Health
Board]

Freedom of Information (Hywel Dda Health Board), Hywel Dda University Health Board

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Ein cyf/Our ref: FOI/499 Pencadlys Bwrdd
Gofynnwch am/Please ask Iechyd Hywel Dda
for: Julie Cole Llys Myrddin, Lôn
Rhif Ffôn /Telephone: Winch, Hwlffordd,
Ffacs/Facsimile: 01437 771265 Sir Benfro, SA61 1SB
E-bost/E-mail:
01437 771222 Rhif Ffôn:  (01437)
771220
[1][email address]    
Hywel Dda Health
Board Headquarters
Merlins Court, Winch
Lane, Haverfordwest,
Pembrokeshire, SA61
1SB
Tel Nr:  (01437)
771220

 

17^th April 2012

 

[2][FOI #109653 email]

 

 

Dear Mr Morgan,

 

Information Requested Under The Freedom Of Information Act 2000

 

Further to my acknowledgement correspondence of 20^th March 2012, I am now
able to provide you with the information you have requested in regard to
the level of Hywel Dda activity for patients from Gwynedd and Powys.

 

The information is contained within the attached spreadsheets.  Please
note that with regard to Withybush Hospital, patient numbers are so small
that to break this number down by OPCS Code could lead to potential
identification of those patients. 

 

To protect patient confidentiality therefore, we are only able to give you
the total number of patients treated at Withybush Hospital, which is 5. 

 

To further protect patient confidentiality, figures between 1 and 5 on the
spreadsheets have been suppressed and replaced with an asterisk (*). Where
it was possible to identify numbers from the total due to a single
suppressed number in a row or column, an additional number (the next
smallest) has been suppressed.

 

I trust this provides you with the information you require.   However
should you be dissatisfied with the way your request has been handled by
the Health Board or you have other concerns, you have the right to appeal
and request a review of our decision, you should write to:

 

            Assistant Director of Corporate Governance

            Hywel Dda Health Board

            Merlins Court

            Winch Lane

            Haverfordwest

            SA61 1SB

 

If following your review you remain dissatisfied with the outcome of your
appeal, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office
(ICO) for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you
have exhausted the appeals procedure provided by Hywel Dda Health Board.

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Julie Cole

Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Officer

 

Bwrdd Iechyd Hywel Dda/Hywel Dda Health Board

Llys Myrddin/Merlins Court

Lôn Winch/Winch Lane

Hwlffordd/Haverfordwest

SA61 1SB

Rhif ffôn/Tel: 01437 771 265 /WHTN: 01623 1265
Ffacs/Fax: 01437 771 222

e-bost/e-mail: [email address]

 [Hywel Dda Health Board is the operational name of Hywel Dda Local Health
Board]

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