Dear South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,

I would like to know how many ambulance vehicles owned by the trust have been in use for seven years or more and how that relates to the total number of ambulances in the fleet.

E.g Of the 100 ambulances we operate 15 have been in use for 7 years or more.

I would also like to know how long the oldest vehicle in the fleet has been in operation.

Yours faithfully,
Alex Rhodes

Information Governance, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Alex  

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding our vehicles which we
received on 19/12/19.

 

We will deal with this request in accordance with your right of access to
information we hold under the Freedom of Information Act and I attach a
leaflet containing further information about both your rights and our
obligations under this legislation. You will see from this that we are not
obliged to generate information we do not already hold in order to provide
what we are asked for, such as by collating data or formulating direct
answers to questions, but you are entitled to receive copies of records
(or extracts from them) that contain the information you have requested.

 

We will research the information you have requested and we will respond
providing what we hold no later than 21/1/20 in accordance with the
timescales set by the Act.

 

We will inform you if:

a) We are unable to provide you with any of the information you have
requested, and explain the reason for this; and

b) Any fee that is payable for the information we are able to provide.

 

In the meantime, if you have any queries or require clarification on any
aspect of your request or how we will respond, please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

Kind regards

 

Clare Lunk | Assistant Information Governance Manager

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

[1]cid:[email address]

 

Direct Line 01392 261 603

Web [2]www.swast.nhs.uk

E-Mail [3][email address]

Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter EX2 7HY

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Information Governance, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Alex

 

A PDF copy of our response is also attached – we are aware of a formatting
issue on the WDTK website which may affect the legibility of the tabled
response below.

 

I refer to our acknowledgement on 02/01/20  in respect of your request for
information under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.  We
are able to provide the following information:

 

Information Trust response
requested
1.       I The Trust is currently in the process of producing a database of our
would like current fleet, which will contain fields such as model type and age of
to know how vehicle. Once uploaded this database will be updated on a yearly basis,
many enabling interested requestors to keep their data current.
ambulance
vehicles  
owned by
the trust We anticipating the fleet database being published online, in our
have been Publication Scheme (
in use for [1]https://www.swast.nhs.uk/welcome/foi-key...
seven years )within the next month.
or more and
how that  
relates to
the total As such we are engaging Section 22 of the FOI Act at this time
number of (Information Intended for Future Publication)
ambulances
in the  
fleet.

 

E.g Of the
100
ambulances
we operate
15 have
been in use
for 7
  years or
more.

 
2.       I Please see above. When our database is published it will be searchable
would also for this information. Thank you for your patience in the interim.
like to
know how
long the
oldest
vehicle in
the fleet
has been in
operation.

 

 

Please note that, under the Re-use of Public Sector Information
Regulations, if you wish to publish or otherwise use this information
besides for your own means, you will need to seek our permission to do so.

 

Please feel free to contact me if you require further clarification of the
information provided, or to discuss any aspect of the way in which we have
responded to your request. 

However, if you are dissatisfied with our response, you also have the
right to make use of the following complaints procedures:

 

In the first instance you may write to the Chief Executive of this Trust

 

Mr Ken Wenman

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Abbey Court

Eagle Way

Exeter  EX2 7HY

 

Mr Wenman will then either make arrangements for your complaint to be
reviewed and for the outcome to be communicated to you, or will convene a
panel of Trust Directors to consider an appeal against a decision to
withhold information.

 

If you are unhappy with the response to your complaint, or findings of the
Panel, you can contact the Information Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office,

Wycliffe House,

Water Lane,                                 

Wilmslow,

Cheshire.  SK9 5AF

 

Tel: 01625 545 700

Fax: 01625 524 510

 

Kind regards

 

Clare Lunk | Assistant Information Governance Manager

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

[2]cid:[email address]

 

Direct Line 01392 261 603 

Web [3]www.swast.nhs.uk

E-Mail [4][email address]

Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter EX2 7HY

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