Asbestos in hospitals

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear United Lincolnshire Hospitals 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 in relation to asbestos.
3. The details of any reported incidents of asbestos exposure in these hospitals between 2011 to 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

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

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If you need to contact us again in relation to this request please quote reference number 129/17 using the email address [email address].

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Dear United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust,

I am writing to you to let you know that the 20 days to respond to my FOI on Asbestos in your hospitals has elapsed. Please, can you respond ASAP?

Yours faithfully,

Catrin Hughes

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Dear Catrin,

Apologies for the delay in responding to your FOI. We are awaiting for clarification on one point and once this is received I shall draft a response and send to you.

Kind Regards

Gemma

Gemma Coupland
PA to Kevin Turner, Deputy Chief Executive

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Trust HQ
Lincoln County Hospital
Greetwell Road
Lincoln LN2 5QY

01522 307109

(Working days are Tuesday ,Wednesday and Thursday)

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