Robin made this Freedom of Information request to Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust,

How much compensation has been given to families of Oxleas patients who have died in the trust's care in the last 10 years? I would like to know how many cases this includes, broken down month by month and how much money was paid out for each case?

Yours faithfully,

Robin Cottle

Diane Parsons,

Dear Sir/Madam

Re. Request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

To acknowledge receipt of your request for information regarding compensation given to families of patients who have died under our care. Your request has this afternoon been allocated to me for processing and I will contact you again shortly to confirm or deny if the information that you have requested is held by our Trust.

In the meantime I can confirm that the deadline date to comply with your request is 4th July 2013.

Kind regards

Diane Parsons
Information Governance Officer
Tel:01322 299856
Email:[Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust request email]
Fax:01322 299851

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Cidney Lucas,

RE: Freedom Information Request - FOI 1089
Further to your request for information regarding compensation given to
families of patients who have died under the care of Oxleas NHS Foundation
Trust in the last 10 years, please find below the following answers to
your questions:
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust can confirm that compensation has been paid to
the families of six patients who died in the Trusts care in the past ten
years. The total damages paid on these claims is £84,807. Individual
damages payments ranged from £5,000 to £30,000.
The absolute exemption under section 40 has been applied to this request
as due to the small number of patients, the disclosure of further
information could lead to the identification of clients. This would then
be deemed as a breach of client confidentiality under the Data Protection
Act 1998.
I hope this is helpful, please do not hesitate to contact me if you
require any further assistance.
Kind regards.
Cidney Lucas
Information Governance Team
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Tel:01322 299857
[1][email address]
Fax:01322 299851

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