Asbestos in hospitals

Catrin Hughes made this Freedom of Information request to James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation 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

Freedomofinformation, James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Catrin

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request we received on the 20th February 2017 and to confirm that your request will be dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The Trust will endeavour to provide this within the 20 working-day deadline and I will of course keep you informed should this not prove possible for any reason.

Many thanks

Ann Filby MCIPR
Head of Communications & Corporate Affairs
James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 01493 452162
[James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust request email]

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Dear Freedomofinformation,

I am writing to let you know that it has been 20 days since my FOI request on Asbestos in hospitals was sent. Please can you send a response asap.

Yours sincerely,

Catrin Hughes

Freedomofinformation, James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Catrin

Further to your Freedom of Information request which we received on the 20th February 2017, please find attached the information you require.

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Many Thanks

Ann Filby MCIPR
Head of Communications & Corporate Affairs
James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 01493 452162
[James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust request email]
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