Dear Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health 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 Office,

Dear Catrin

Thank you for your request for information regarding asbestos.

Your request was received on 14/02/17 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

You will receive the information requested within 20 working days unless the Trust does not hold the information or there is a reason for it to be withheld. I will write to you in any event.

Accessibility requirements: If you have any requirements regarding the format any information should be supplied in, e.g. the language to be used, audio, large print, verbal explanation and so on, then please let me know.

If you have any queries or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Further information about your rights is also available from the Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's Office Wycliffe House Water Lane Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45 or www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely,

Trust FOI Officer
Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust
50 Summer Hill Road
Birmingham
B1 3RB
Tel: 0121 301 1370
e-mail: [email address]
website: www.bsmhft.nhs.uk

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Dear Catrin

 

Thank you for your request for information received on the 14/02/17
regarding asbestos.

 

We have considered your request and can provide the following information
in the document attached. Please accept my apologies for the delay to our
responses to Q1&2, this information will follow shortly.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to request a review of our decision, you should write to
the Information Governance Lead, BSMHFT, 50 Summer Hill Road, Birmingham,
B1 3RB, or e-mail [1][email address].

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your review, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by our trust. The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office Wycliffe House Water Lane Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45 or
[2]www.ico.org.uk  

 

We are always interested in improving our services.  To give us feedback
regarding your experience with the Freedom of information office, please
visit:
[3]http://www.bsmhft.nhs.uk/about-us/inform...

 

Yours sincerely

 

Trust FOI Officer

e-mail: [4][email address]

 

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Dear Catrin

 

Thank you for your request for information received on the 14/02/17
regarding asbestos.

 

We have considered your request and can provide the following information
in the documents attached. Please accept my apologies for the delay to our
full response.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to request a review of our decision, you should write to
the Information Governance Lead, BSMHFT, 50 Summer Hill Road, Birmingham,
B1 3RB, or e-mail [1][email address].

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your review, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by our trust. The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office Wycliffe House Water Lane Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45 or
[2]www.ico.org.uk  

 

We are always interested in improving our services.  To give us feedback
regarding your experience with the Freedom of information office, please
visit:
[3]http://www.bsmhft.nhs.uk/about-us/inform...

 

Yours sincerely

 

Trust FOI Officer

e-mail: [4][email address]

 

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