Asbestos in hospitals

Catrin Hughes made this Freedom of Information request to South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear South Essex Partnership University 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 (RWN) SE Partnership, South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Catrin Hughes,

 

Our Ref: FOI.CH.17.712

 

The South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (“SEPT”)
Freedom of Information Service received your request for access to
information under the Freedom of Information Act on 23 February 2017.

 

You requested information, as outlined below.

 

The Act allows 20 working days for us to respond to your request so you
can expect a response by 22 March 2017.  We will of course make every
effort to respond sooner if possible. A fee may be charged to cover
postage and photocopying costs.

 

You should also be aware that the Act does allow, in certain cases, for
the 20 working day time period to be extended. We will notify you as soon
as possible if there is a need to extend the time limit for responding to
your request.

 

The Trust has a statutory duty to provide advice and assistance to
applicants. If you have any questions now, or during the processing of
your request, please write or telephone me

 

Many thanks

 

Kindest regards

 

Legal Services

Freedom of Information / Subject Access Requests 

South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

The Lodge | Runwell Chase | Wickford | Essex | SS11 7XX

E-mail: [1][email address] (Freedom of Information)

E-mail: [2][email address] (Subject Access Request)

 

 

 

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Hastings Sherine (RWN) SE Partnership, South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Catrin,

RE: Freedom of Information Act Request (REF: FOI.CH.17.712)

With regards to your recent request for information, made under the Freedom of Information Act provisions, please find attached a response from SEPT.

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Many thanks

Kindest regards

Legal Services
Freedom of Information / Subject Access Requests
South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
The Lodge | Runwell Chase | Wickford | Essex | SS11 7XX
E-mail: [email address] (Freedom of Information)
E-mail: [email address] (Subject Access Request)

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