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Dear Sirs,

I am writing to you to ask for information regarding Bounty representatives being given access to hospital wards.

In the 12 months to date (23.08.18) please confirm the following:

1) Whether the Trust currently is, or has been in the past 12 months, engaged in a contract or written agreement with Bounty UK Limited. If the Trust is currently engaged in a contract please attach a copy of it, making necessary redactions in order to comply with the Act. Please provide the date that the contract began and/ or ended. Please provide an overview of the terms of payment. (i.e. per mother visited / per photo pack purchased).

2) Please confirm how much money has been paid to the Trust by Bounty UK Limited in the past 12 months and how many new mothers are recorded as having been approached by Bounty representatives (if held).

3) Please provide details of the policies the Trust has in place with regards to protecting new mothers (i.e are representatives allowed on any ward at any time, or do they have restricted access? Are mothers given the option to opt out of being visited?)

4) Please confirm the number of complaints made to the Trust by new parents. If not time prohibitive, please provide details of the complaints.

I trust that the scope of my request is not so broad to be refused, but should you plan to reject it on those grounds please prioritise questions one and two.

Yours sincerely,

Sara Spary

MEHT FOI (RQ8) Mid Essex Hospital, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

 Dear Requester

Thank you for your email and request for information.

Your request has been acknowledged. 
 
Normal Freedom of Information timescales apply from receipt of your
request (20 working days) into this MEHT FOI mailbox.

We look forward to dealing with your request.

Please contact [1][Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust request email] with any queries.

With kind regards
Rebecca Pascoe and Liz Stewart
Public Information Manager

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Dear Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Bounty' as you have no responded to my request.

Yours faithfully,

Sara Spary

MEHT FOI (RQ8) Mid Essex Hospital, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

 Dear Requester

Thank you for your email and request for information.

Your request has been acknowledged. 
 
Normal Freedom of Information timescales apply from receipt of your
request (20 working days) into this MEHT FOI mailbox.

We look forward to dealing with your request.

Please contact [1][Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust request email] with any queries.

With kind regards
Rebecca Pascoe and Liz Stewart
Public Information Manager

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information. If you are not the intended recipient please accept our
apologies; please do not disclose, copy or distribute information in this
e-mail or take any action in reliance on its contents: to do so is
strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. Please inform us that this
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this Trust will be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information
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MEHT FOI (RQ8) Mid Essex Hospital, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

Dear Ms Spary

Please accept my apologies for the delay you have incurred in receiving your request.

I have previously progressed a response from the relevant department and have done so again today.

I will pass this to James Day, Trust Secretary for internal review.

In the meantime I will continue to chase the relevant department for response to your FOI.

Please note your reference number F18459.

Kind regards

Rebecca
Rebecca Pascoe-Youell

Public Information Manager
Corporate Department

Freedom of Information Requests to be emailed to: [email address]

South Wing - Level 3, Room 42, B346
01245 51(4536) [email address]

Normal working days – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

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Day James (RQ8) Mid Essex Hospital, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

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Dear Ms Sparry

 

Thank you for your request for internal review into this request. This has
been passed to me by Rebecca Pascoe Youell from the Freedom of Information
department.

 

I am sorry that you have experienced a delay in receiving this
information.

 

I can confirm that having investigated this issue, the relevant members of
staff were asked for the information in good time. However progress in
receiving a final response from the various different departments across
the Trust involved with this request was slower than we would normally
expect and for this I apologise. The request was progressed by the Freedom
of Information Team in a normal way but despite timely progression through
the department itself, the other factors meant that the response was
delayed.

 

The final response is provided beneath and has been put together with help
from the Procurement, Maternity, Finance and Complaints Departments.

 

If you have any questions or require clarification please do not hesitate
to contact me.

 

With thanks

James Day

 

 

 

Good morning / afternoon

 

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act.

 

1) Whether the Trust currently is, or has been in the past 12 months,
engaged in a contract or written agreement with Bounty UK Limited. If the
Trust is currently engaged in a contract please attach a copy of it,
making necessary redactions in order to comply with the Act. Please
provide the date that the contract began and/ or ended. Please provide an
overview of the terms of payment. (i.e. per mother visited / per photo
pack purchased). N/A

 

2) Please confirm how much money has been paid to the Trust by Bounty UK
Limited in the past 12 months and how many new mothers are recorded as
having been approached by Bounty representatives (if held). Nil

 

3) Please provide details of the policies the Trust has in place with
regards to protecting new mothers (i.e are representatives allowed on any
ward at any time, or do they have restricted access? Are mothers given the
option to opt out of being visited?) We understand that Bounty ask
pregnant mothers for their consent to approach them once they have given
birth. If mothers do not provide consent then they are not approached.

 

4) Please confirm the number of complaints made to the Trust by new
parents. If not time prohibitive, please provide details of the
complaints. If you are referring to complaints made about Bounty we can
confirm there have been fewer  than 5.

 

 

If you are not satisfied with this response you may request an independent
internal review by a senior member of the Trust staff who has had no involvement
in dealing with your request. We aim to deal with FOI appeals within 20 days of
receipt. Emails should be clearly marked ‘Internal Review ' and sent to
[1][email address] Should you remain dissatisfied after this internal review,
you will have a right of complaint to the Information Commissioner. Further
information is available at: Information Commissioner's Office Wycliffe House
Water Lane Wilmslow Cheshire SK95AF Telephone: 01625 545 700 -
[2]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

If you have any other queries please do not hesitate to contact me again.

 

 

 

James Day

 

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James Day LLB | Solicitor | Trust Secretary

Director of Strategy

Telephone: 01245 515270 | Ext: 5270 |  [4][email address]

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust | Broomfield Hospital | Chelmsford |
Essex CM1 7ET

 

 

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information. If you are not the intended recipient please accept our
apologies; please do not disclose, copy or distribute information in this
e-mail or take any action in reliance on its contents: to do so is
strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. Please inform us that this
message has gone astray before deleting it.

Content of emails received by this Trust will be subject to disclosure
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Unless the information is
legally exempt from disclosure, confidentiality of this e-mail and your
reply cannot be guaranteed. Thank you for your co-operation.

 

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