Amount spent on the Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital

A. Cuerden made this Freedom of Information request to Greater Glasgow NHS Board

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From: A. Cuerden

20 October 2011

Dear Greater Glasgow NHS Board,

Going to divide this into four points, just for convenience.

1. I'm interested in knowing how much is spent on the Glasgow
Homeopathic Hospital (part of Gartnavel). Can you give me its
budget, including its share in the cost of Gartnavel (e.g. building
maintenance for the buildings it uses, cleaning costs, staff costs
for all staff involved, etc., - basically, including all costs of
running it) The last 5 years will be sufficient. Please itemise the
budget, insofar as this is possible.

If the cost of a type of expenditure isn't known, can you
specifically note this, so that the uncertainty can be determined?

If a lot of uncertainty exists, can I also have the budget for
Gartnavel as a whole, to give a maximum?

2. May I have the total cost for the purpose-built extension that
the Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital resides in?

3. Can I have details of the total number of patients treated by
the Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital, and total number and time of
appointments? Please provide this in a format comparable with the
details in point 1.

4. I don't know quite how your data is arranged, so I'll leave this
point a little open-ended, so that it's easier to answer. I
basically want to know the trend in number of patients specifically
using dedicated NHS homeopathic services in Greater Glasgow over
the last 20-30 years, including those sent in from other NHS
authorities. Give me whatever level of detail is convenient to the
records you have, but please make a distinction between patients
from Greater Glasgow patients and ones sent from other NHS
authorities if at all possible.

Thank you,

A. Cuerden

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From: Grant, Mairi
Greater Glasgow NHS Board

20 October 2011

Dear Sir/Madam

 

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION: 1119A

 

I refer to your request for information received on 20 October 2011 for
the provision of the following information:

 

1. I'm interested in knowing how much is spent on the Glasgow

     Homeopathic Hospital (part of Gartnavel). Can you give me its

     budget, including its share in the cost of Gartnavel (e.g. building

     maintenance for the buildings it uses, cleaning costs, staff costs

     for all staff involved, etc., - basically, including all costs of

     running it) The last 5 years will be sufficient. Please itemise the

     budget, insofar as this is possible.

    

     If the cost of a type of expenditure isn't known, can you

     specifically note this, so that the uncertainty can be determined?

    

     If a lot of uncertainty exists, can I also have the budget for

     Gartnavel as a whole, to give a maximum?

    

     2. May I have the total cost for the purpose-built extension that

     the Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital resides in?

    

     3. Can I have details of the total number of patients treated by

     the Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital, and total number and time of

     appointments? Please provide this in a format comparable with the

     details in point 1.

    

     4. I don't know quite how your data is arranged, so I'll leave this

     point a little open-ended, so that it's easier to answer. I

     basically want to know the trend in number of patients specifically

     using dedicated NHS homeopathic services in Greater Glasgow over

     the last 20-30 years, including those sent in from other NHS

     authorities. Give me whatever level of detail is convenient to the

     records you have, but please make a distinction between patients

     from Greater Glasgow patients and ones sent from other NHS

     authorities if at all possible.

 

We are treating your enquiry under our procedures for responding to
requests for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002/ our procedures for responding to requests for information under the
Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

 

I am dealing with your request and will endeavour to reply to you within
20 working days or less.  Should you have any query about how matters are
proceeding with your request, please make contact with me, quoting the
reference number allocated above in the subject field of any email
correspondence.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

 

Mairi Grant

Corporate Administration Officer

McQuaker Building, Victoria Infirmary

Tel  0141 201 5375

Ext 65375

Please note my email address - [1][email address]

 

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From: Grant, Mairi
Greater Glasgow NHS Board

14 November 2011


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Dear Sir/Madam

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 20 October 2011 for
the provision of the following information:

 

1. I'm interested in knowing how much is spent on the Glasgow Homeopathic
Hospital (part of Gartnavel). Can you give me its budget, including its
share in the cost of Gartnavel (e.g. building maintenance for the
buildings it uses, cleaning costs, staff costs for all staff involved,
etc., - basically, including all costs of running it) The last 5 years
will be sufficient. Please itemise the budget, insofar as this is
possible.

 

If the cost of a type of expenditure isn't known, can you specifically
note this, so that the uncertainty can be determined? If a lot of
uncertainty exists, can I also have the budget for Gartnavel as a whole,
to give a maximum?

 

2. May I have the total cost for the purpose-built extension that the
Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital resides in?

 

3. Can I have details of the total number of patients treated by the
Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital, and total number and time of appointments?
Please provide this in a format comparable with the details in point 1.

 

4. I don't know quite how your data is arranged, so I'll leave this point
a little open-ended, so that it's easier to answer. I basically want to
know the trend in number of patients specifically using dedicated NHS
homeopathic services in Greater Glasgow over the last 20-30 years,
including those sent in from other NHS authorities. Give me whatever level
of detail is convenient to the records you have, but please make a
distinction between patients from Greater Glasgow patients and ones sent
from other NHS authorities if at all possible.

 

We are treating your request under our procedures for responding to
requests for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002.  

 

1. I'm interested in knowing how much is spent on the Glasgow Homeopathic
Hospital (part of Gartnavel). Can you give me its budget, including its
share in the cost of Gartnavel (e.g. building maintenance for the
buildings it uses, cleaning costs, staff costs for all staff involved,
etc., - basically, including all costs of running it) The last 5 years
will be sufficient. Please itemise the budget, insofar as this is
possible.

 

If the cost of a type of expenditure isn't known, can you specifically
note this, so that the uncertainty can be determined? If a lot of
uncertainty exists, can I also have the budget for Gartnavel as a whole,
to give a maximum?

 

Please find attached the costs of the Homeopathic Hospital for the last 5
financial years. There is no specific budget identified for this service.
The costs include a % for indirect costs/overheads which will include
building maintenance, cleaning costs etc. Appendix 1

 

2. May I have the total cost for the purpose-built extension that the
Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital resides in?

 

The value of expenditure against the Homeopathic Hospital capital scheme
and asset register for the donated Homeopathic building  was
£2,265,400.00.  Please note the Homeopathic building was built using
charitable donations only, no NHS funds were used.

 

3. Can I have details of the total number of patients treated by the
Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital, and total number and time of appointments?
Please provide this in a format comparable with the details in point 1.

 

Please see the attached spreadsheet. Appendix 2

 

4. I don't know quite how your data is arranged, so I'll leave this point
a little open-ended, so that it's easier to answer. I basically want to
know the trend in number of patients specifically using dedicated NHS
homeopathic services in Greater Glasgow over the last 20-30 years,
including those sent in from other NHS authorities. Give me whatever level
of detail is convenient to the records you have, but please make a
distinction between patients from Greater Glasgow patients and ones sent
from other NHS authorities if at all possible.

 

Under Section 17 of the Act, I am required to tell you that NHS Greater
Glasgow & Clyde does not hold the information which you are seeking for
the last 20-30 years. 

 

This Section provides that we may refuse to provide information if it is
not held by us. I attach an extract from the Act S

 

Section 17 - Notice that information is not heldS

This section has no associated Explanatory Notes

(1)Where—

(a)a Scottish public authority receives a request which would require it
either—

(i)to comply with section 1(1); or

(ii)to determine any question arising by virtue of paragraph (a) or (b) of
section 2(1),

if it held the information to which the request relates; but

(b)the authority does not hold that information,

it must, within the time allowed by or by virtue of section 10 for
complying with the request, give the applicant notice in writing that it
does not hold it.

(2)Subsection (1) is subject to section 19.

(3)Subsection (1) does not apply if, by virtue of section 18, the
authority instead gives the applicant a refusal notice.

 

Under Section 15 of the Act - Duty to provide advice and assistance, I
have can provide details over the past 5 years broken down by Health Board
Appendix 3.

 

If you are not satisfied with our response to your request, you have a
right to request a review of this decision.  I attach a note about our
procedure for considering reviews.  Please note that you have 40 working
days from this letter to submit a request for a review of this decision. 
The note also describes your right to pursue the matter with the Scottish
Information Commissioner if, following a request for review, you remain
dissatisfied with the decision of NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde.   If
following appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner you still remain
dissatisfied with the outcome, you have a right of appeal to the Court of
Session on a point of law against the decision of the Scottish Information
Commissioner. 

 

If you wish us to review this decision please complete the form attached
and return it to the Head of Board Administration, NHS Greater Glasgow &
Clyde, Board Headquarters, JB Russell House, Gartnavel Royal Hospital,
1055 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0XH

 

Should you require any clarification about this letter or the right to
request a review please contact the writer whose contact details are at
the top of the first page.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

 

Mairi Grant

Corporate Administration Officer

McQuaker Building, Victoria Infirmary

Tel  0141 201 5375

Ext 65375

Please note my email address - [1][email address]

 

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