Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Department of Health (Northern Ireland) should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Department of Health (Northern Ireland),

Can you tell me how much you spent each year financial year for the past five on applications for awards please?
Can you provide, in a table, the number and names of the awards you applied for each year - and also the number and name of the awards won in each year.
Can you also tell me the total cost of attending the awards ceremony for the Trust, including tickets, expenses on the night, hotel and travel expenses and the number who attended from the Trust.

Suggested headings for table for the years from 2014-15 until 2018-19:
Total cost of applying to award/ name & total number awards applied for/ name & total awards won/ total cost of attending awards ceremonies for Trust.

Yours faithfully,

Shauna Corr

DoH FOI, Department of Health (Northern Ireland)


Many thanks for your request below.

However could I ask if your request refers to awards run by the Department and attended by both Departmental staff and/or Trust staff or awards attended by staff of either the Department and/or any of the Trusts and arranged by other organisations?


Jeff Burns
DoH Information Management Branch

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Dear Jeff,

I mean awards arranged by outside organisations.

Yours sincerely,


Birch, Carrie,

Good morning,

We have received your question and we are seeking further clarification.

When you ask about how much money the department spent on awards do you mean awards that the department of health has applied for through outside organisations?

Thank You

Carrie Birch
Extension 88705
Nursing, midwifery & AHP Directorate
C4.22 Castle Buildings
Stormont Estate

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Dear Birch, Carrie,

I do.

Yours sincerely,