Cost to taxpayers in Charlie Gard case

Peter Gibbs made this Freedom of Information request to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust,

What was the cost to the taxpayer of the hospitals defence of their decision to deny Charlie Gard's parents the right to remove their child from the care of the hospital?

Yours faithfully,

Peter Gibbs

FOITeam, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

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FOITeam, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Date: Friday 18 August 2017
Our reference: FOIRQ4034

Dear Peter,

Thank you for your e-mail of FOI Request regarding – Cost to taxpayers in Charlie Gard case

Your request for information is being processed, and you should expect to receive a response by 07/09/2017. Should it be necessary to apply a fee for providing the information requested we will issue a fees notification before releasing any information.

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Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team
Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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FOITeam, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Gibbs,

 

The Trust is processing your FOI request (FOIRQ4034) however before we can
proceed, please can you provide some clarification on the information
requested:

 

Your request:

What was the cost to the taxpayer of the hospitals defence of their
decision to deny Charlie Gard's parents the right to remove their child
from the care of the hospital?

 

Our Request for Clarification:

Please specify what information you require in relation to ‘cost to the
taxpayer’ – does this mean all costs, medical costs, legal costs etc.?

 

Please note:

 

Once we have received your clarification we will send an acknowledgment
and a date by which you should expect a response.

The Trust is not required to provide information where we have asked for
clarification and the ‘clock’ restarts when clarification has been
received.

If we do not hear from you in 30 working days, i.e. by 03/10/2017 we will
close the request and you will be advised to make a new request if you
still require the information.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Freedom of Information Team

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

[1][Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust request email]

 

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Dear FOITeam,

Thank you for your response. Yes, all costs to the taxpayer please.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Gibbs

Dear FOITeam,

Today is the 7 September 2017. Your response was due by today. Please can you update me.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Gibbs

FOITeam, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Thank you for your request for information.

We would like to apologise for the delay in getting the response to you.

 

Please find attached the response to your request; this has been processed
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We hope that you find this information useful.  Should you need to make
any further contact regarding your request, please quote the reference
number stated on the response.

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

 

Freedom of Information Team

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

[1][Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust request email]

 

 

 

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FOITeam, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Sir/Madam

 

We are writing further to your request for information to Great Ormond
Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (reference: FOIRQ4034).

 

We responded to your request on 08.09.2017 – it appears that through an
oversight the correct figures were not disclosed to you in our original
response of 08.09.2017.

In the Interest of transparency please find attached a more detailed
response to your request with the correct figures attached. We hope this
information is useful to you.

 

Best wishes,

 

Freedom of Information Team

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

[1][Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust request email]

 

 

From: FOITeam
Sent: 08 September 2017 15:41
To: '[FOI #424694 email]'
Subject: FOIRQ4034 Response

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Thank you for your request for information.

We would like to apologise for the delay in getting the response to you.

 

Please find attached the response to your request; this has been processed
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We hope that you find this information useful.  Should you need to make
any further contact regarding your request, please quote the reference
number stated on the response.

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

 

Freedom of Information Team

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

[2][Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust request email]

 

 

 

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