Dear Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust,

This is a Freedom of Information request for the following information. Please provide me with;
1. A list of the hospitals and related buildings in your trust that contain asbestos in surveys carried out over the last ten years. Please include the following
A. Building name
B. Address
C. Type and degree of asbestos present
D. Whether it poses a health risk to staff and/or patients.

2. The date and outcome of the last independent audit, survey or inspection of each of these hospitals and their related buildings.

3. The details of any reported incidents of asbestos exposure in these hospitals between 2011 and 2016.

4. The number of hospital employees or patients that have pursued a claim against you for exposure to asbestos within your trust’s hospital buildings.

5. The number of these claims that have been settled.

6. The amount of money that has been paid in settlement of these claims (with and without your authority accepting responsibility).

I would like to receive a copy of this information electronically.

Please send me an email to confirm receipt of this request.

Yours faithfully,

Catrin Hughes

FOI (Dudley & Walsall MHPT), Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Dear Sir/Madam

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - Dudley & Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust Ref: FOI 2327

Thank you for your request for information under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We started work on this request on 15 February 2017. As per section 10 of the Act, you can expect a reply no later than 20 working days from this date.

There may be a fee payable for this information. This will be considered and you will be informed if a fee is payable. In this event the fee must be paid before the information is processed and released. The 20 day time limit for responses is suspended until receipt of the payment. If there is a fee payable we will write to you again to let you know the process in this event.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent the release of the information you have requested. We will assess whether any of the exemption categories apply to your request (as per PART 11 of the Act) and if they do, or if there is a delay due to the application of an exemption we will write to you again.

If any further assistance in this matter is required, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Linda Wix
Corporate Governance Support Officer
Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
               
Contact Details:
External number:   01384 325026
Internal extension: 65026

Email: [email address]

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust
Trust HQ
Trafalgar House, 2nd Floor
47-49 King Street
Dudley, DY2 8PS

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Dear FOI (Dudley & Walsall MHPT),

I am contacting you to state that it has been 20 days since I sent my freedom of information request on Asbestos in Hospitals. Please can you send a response asap?

Yours sincerely,

Catrin Hughes

FOI (Dudley & Walsall MHPT), Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

HI Catrin
I have the majority of the information for your FOI request, I am just awaiting confirmation related to claims. Can we have an extension please and we will get back to you within 5 working days.

Linda Wix
Corporate Governance Support Officer
Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
               
Contact Details:
External number:   01384 325026
Internal extension: 65026

Email: [email address]

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust
Trust HQ
Trafalgar House, 2nd Floor
47-49 King Street
Dudley, DY2 8PS

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FOI (Dudley & Walsall MHPT), Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

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Dear Ms Hughes

 

Please see below the Trust's response to your FOI request and I apologise
for the delay in responding.  I can confirm that your request has now been
closed.

 

1. A list of the hospitals and related buildings in your trust that
contain asbestos in surveys carried out over the last ten years. Please
include the following

A.       Building name

B.       Address

C.       Type and degree of asbestos present

D.       Whether it poses a health risk to staff and/or patients.

 

Asbestos register attached.

 

2. The date and outcome of the last independent audit, survey or
inspection of each of these hospitals and their related buildings.

 

The current audit started October 2016 and is on going across all of DWMH
building stock.

 

3. The details of any reported incidents of asbestos exposure in these
hospitals between 2011 and 2016.

There were not reported incidents of asbestos exposure

 

4. The number of hospital employees or patients that have pursued a claim
against you for exposure to asbestos within your trust’s hospital
buildings.

The Trust has not received any claims for exposure to asbestos

 

5. The number of these claims that have been settled.

Not applicable

 

6. The amount of money that has been paid in settlement of these claims
(with and without your authority accepting responsibility).

Not applicable

 

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact me.  If you are
dissatisfied with the handling of your request please contact the
Information Governance Manager on 01384 325013 or email
[email address].

 

You can also refer to the Information Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545700

www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

 

Linda Wix

Corporate Governance Support Officer

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

               

Contact Details:

External number:   01384 325026

Internal extension: 65026

 

Email: [email address]

 

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust

Trust HQ

Trafalgar House, 2nd Floor

47-49 King Street

Dudley, DY2 8PS

 

 

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