Bacteria & mould check on hospital air conditioning systems.

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Michael Jozefiak

Dear Sir or Madam,
Could the Trust please tell me:-
a) How often are air conditioning systems/filters, at all Norfolk's hospitals, tested for bacteria & moulds.
b) How often, and by which method, are the systems/filters cleaned?

Yours faithfully,

Mike Jozefiak

COMMUNICATIONS (RM1) Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Jozefiak

We cannot answer this request as it stands. This is because the Norfolk
and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust does not run all
of Norfolk's hospitals. We run two acute hospitals; the Norfolk and
Norwich University Hospital amd Cromer Hospital.

We would be happy to consider your request in relation to those two
hospitals but we do not hold information relating to all of Norfolk's
hospitals.

Yours sincerely

Andrew Stronach
Head of Communications
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Colney Lane
Norwich
NR4 7UY

Tel: 01603 287200
Fax: 01603 287547
E-mail: [email address]
Website: www.nnuh.nhs.uk

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Michael Jozefiak

Dear COMMUNICATIONS (RM1) Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital,

Please thank Mr. Stronach for clarifying his situation regarding his ability to reply to my request.

As his Trust can only supply information on air conditioning systems bio-hazard checks & maintenance schedules from NNUH & Cromer hospitals, I would be grateful for the information concerning those two hospitals.

Yours sincerely,

Mike Jozefiak

Dear Mr. Stronach,

I would be grateful for a reply to my last request, made on 5th August, for information from the NNUH & Cromer Hospital regarding bacteria & mould checks on air conditioning systems.

Many thanks,

Yours sincerely,

Mike Jozefiak

COMMUNICATIONS (RM1) Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Jozefiak

The response is live on our website FOI disclosure log. FOI request
PE4513 - http://www.nnuh.nhs.uk/QA.asp?ID=403

Yours sincerely

Andrew Stronach
Head of Communications
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Colney Lane
Norwich
NR4 7UY

Tel: 01603 287200
Fax: 01603 287547
E-mail: [email address]
Website: www.nnuh.nhs.uk

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COMMUNICATIONS (RM1) Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital,
Dear Mr. Stronach,
Many thanks for pointing me at the very comprehensive documentation for installation of ventilation systems in the NHS. However, from the section titles, I cannot seem to find the references you allude to, regarding periodic servicing of such systems, and checking for bacteria/mould growth although there is plenty of information concerning installation.

To save time, I would be most grateful if you could either tell me approximately how often the hospitals under your Trust's control check cooling coils & filter assemblies specifically for mould/bacteria growth, or simply indicate under which of the many sections and subsections of HTM 2025 this information can be found.

Many thanks

Yours sincerely,

Mike Jozefiak