Asbestos in hospitals

Catrin Hughes made this Freedom of Information request to Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Kettering General Hospital 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

FOI, Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Ms Hughes

Thank you for your request for information about asbestos surveys in the Trust.

Your request dated 20 February 2017 was received on 21 February 2017 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will let you know. We will issue a formal fees notice before commencing the work, setting out the likely cost against the amount of time anticipated.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Marita Fellowes
Information Governance Officer
Glebe House | Trust Headquarters
Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
T: 01536 491489 | E: [email address]

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northants NN16 8UZ Tel: 01536 492000

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Dear Ms Hughes

 

Please find attached the Trust’s response to your Freedom Of Information
Act 2000 request received on 21 February 2017.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Marita Fellowes

Information Governance Officer

Glebe House | Trust Headquarters

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

T: 01536 491489 | E: [email address]

 

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northants NN16 8UZ Tel: 01536 492000

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