Babies born to drug dependent mothers

Alessandro Sorrentino made this Freedom of Information request to Luton and Dunstable Hospital as part of a batch sent to 175 authorities

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Alessandro Sorrentino

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information from you:

+ For each year between 2009 and up-to the end of 2017, how many babies born under your trust were born to drug dependent mothers and once born, were transferred to a drug treatment programme to wean them off their addiction?

Please provide the information in the form an Excel Documents

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.

If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined I would be grateful for any further advice and assistance.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me via email or phone and I will be very happy to clarify what I am asking for and discuss the request, my details are outlined below.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,
Alessandro Sorrentino

FOILeads (RC9) Luton & Dunstable Hospital FT, Luton and Dunstable Hospital

Dear Alessandro

Thank you for your request for information which will be processed under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We will aim to provide you with the requested information within the legal deadline.

The request is subject to any exemption which the Trust is entitled to apply, some of which are absolute and some of which only apply where the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs that in disclosing the information.

Once the information has been identified the Trust may also ask that a fee be paid for processing and delivering the information to you. Details of any fee to be charged will be notified to you as soon as possible.

Any future correspondence you may have in relation to this matter should be marked private & confidential and sent to the Freedom of Information Lead. Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Lewsey Road, Luton, Beds, LU4 0DZ or emailed to the address above.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Team.

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FOILeads (RC9) Luton & Dunstable Hospital FT, Luton and Dunstable Hospital

Dear Alessandro

Please beware this is the number your FOI is logged under: 5134

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Team.

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Alessandro Sorrentino

Dear FOILeads (RC9) Luton & Dunstable Hospital FT,

Please may you send me a response to the referenced request, as more than 20 working days have passed.
If it is not possible to provide me with a response at this stage, please advise me when a response will be provided.

Yours sincerely,
Alessandro Sorrentino

FOILeads (RC9) Luton & Dunstable Hospital FT, Luton and Dunstable Hospital

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Dear Alessandro

The Trust is very sorry for the delay in our response and hope you can accept our apologies. We hope this has not caused you too much inconvenience.

I am writing in respect of your enquiry below for information held by the Trust. Your request has been handled under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

Please find our response attached.

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to use it for your own purposes, including any non-commercial research you are doing and for the purposes of news reporting.

Most documents supplied by Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will have been produced by government officials and will be Crown Copyright. You can find details on the arrangements for re-using Crown Copyright on HMSOnline at: http://www.hmso.gov.uk/copyright/licence...

Information you receive which is not subject to Crown Copyright continues to be protected by the copyright of the person, or organisation, from which the information originated. You must ensure that you gain their permission before reproducing any third party (non Crown Copyright) information.

If for whatever reason you are unhappy with our response you are entitled to pursue any dissatisfaction by writing to The Information Governance Manager, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Lewsey Road, Luton, Beds, LU4 0DZ.

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may 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 Luton and Dunstable Hospital Foundation Trust. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Please do not hesitate to contact the FOI team if you have any questions.

Yours sincerely
Freedom of Information Team

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FOILeads (RC9) Luton & Dunstable Hospital FT, Luton and Dunstable Hospital

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Dear Alessandro

The Trust is very sorry for the delay in our response and hope you can accept our apologies. We hope this has not caused you too much inconvenience.

I am writing in respect of your enquiry below for information held by the Trust. Your request has been handled under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

Please find our response attached.

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to use it for your own purposes, including any non-commercial research you are doing and for the purposes of news reporting.

Most documents supplied by Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will have been produced by government officials and will be Crown Copyright. You can find details on the arrangements for re-using Crown Copyright on HMSOnline at: http://www.hmso.gov.uk/copyright/licence...

Information you receive which is not subject to Crown Copyright continues to be protected by the copyright of the person, or organisation, from which the information originated. You must ensure that you gain their permission before reproducing any third party (non Crown Copyright) information.

If for whatever reason you are unhappy with our response you are entitled to pursue any dissatisfaction by writing to The Information Governance Manager, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Lewsey Road, Luton, Beds, LU4 0DZ.

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may 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 Luton and Dunstable Hospital Foundation Trust. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Please do not hesitate to contact the FOI team if you have any questions.

Yours sincerely
Freedom of Information Team

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