Asbestos in hospitals

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Dear North West Anglia 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

LAY, Kellie (HINCHINGBROOKE HEALTH CARE NHS TRUST), North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Catrin

Reference Number FOI 2017 - 045

Thank you for your request for information about asbestos at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.

We anticipate being able to provide a response within the timescales allowed under the Act.

In the meantime if you have any questions regarding this request please contact us directly quoting the reference number above.

Please note that Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust merged with Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust on 1st April 2017 to form North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust. The new Trust comprises of Peterborough City Hospital, Hinchingbrooke Hospital and Stamford & Rutland Hospital.

Any future Freedom of Information requests should be addressed to North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust using the address above.

The Freedom of Information Team
Hinchingbrooke Hospital
[email address]

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LAY, Kellie (HINCHINGBROOKE HEALTH CARE NHS TRUST), North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Catrin
The completion of your request that you sent us on 18/04/17 is taking longer than we anticipated. Could we please therefore ask you for an extension of 15 working days?
Could you please confirm that you are happy with the extension?
In the meantime if you have any questions please contact
FOI Team
[email address]

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Communications,

Good morning, Ms Hughes

 

Please can we have clarification on the following questions of your
Freedom of Information request?

 

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

 

Q. What is meant by 'degree of asbestos' present?

 

D.      Whether it poses a health risk to staff and/or patients.

 

Q.  Please can the respondent rephrase the question so that it aligns with
the mandatory guidance given by the Health and Safety Executive reference
the management of asbestos -
[1]http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/managing/....

 

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 -

 

Q.  What time period?

 

 

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North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

Email: [2][email address]

Tel: 01733 678024

PO Box 405

 

[3]www.nwangliaft.nhs.uk

 

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References

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1. http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/managing/...
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3. http://www.peterboroughandstamford.nhs.uk/

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