Asbestos in hospitals

Catrin Hughes made this Freedom of Information request to Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Black Country Partnership 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

Tully Carly,

Dear Catrin,

 

FOI 17- 022- request regarding Asbestos

 

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Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Information Governance Team

Tel: 0121 612 8017

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Black Country Partnership FT.

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Dear Catrin, 

 

FOI 17-022- request regarding Asbestos

 

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request on the above
subject. We have completed our search for information and the details are
as follows:

 

 

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. –
All as per the attached resurvey reports.

2. The date and outcome of the last independent audit, survey or
inspection of each of these hospitals and their related buildings. – All
attached

3. The details of any reported incidents of asbestos exposure in these
hospitals between 2011 and 2016.  - None

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 – None 5. The number of these claims that have been settled. -
None

6. The amount of money that has been paid in settlement of these claims
(with and without your authority accepting responsibility). - None

I would like to receive a copy of this information electronically.

 

The full Freedom of Information Act 2000 is available on the legislation
website via the following link:
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000.... The Trust is
regarding this response as a full and complete discharge of its
responsibilities under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in relation to
this request. I trust it fulfils your requirements but should you have any
concerns please do not hesitate to contact me and I will attempt to
resolve your issues.

 

In the event you pursue a complaint/investigation and are not content with
the outcome, you have the option to 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 the Trust.
The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9
5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Team

Tel: 0121 612 8017

Fax: 0121 612 3779

Black Country Partnership FT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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