Dear South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust,

Persuant to Freedom of Information Act 2000,

Please supply mortality causation data you have spanning the period 1/3/2020 to 13/7/2020,
specifically;

1. Mortality where ther the patient was admited to hospital for reasons other than Covid19, but subsequentially died and had Covid19 as cause of death.

2. Mortality where ther the patient was admited to hospital, symptomatic of Covid19, and subsequentially died and had Covid19 as cause of death.

3. from (1.) above, what number of patients tested positive for Covid19 virus.

4- From (1.) above, what number of patients tested positive for Covid19 antibodies.

5. From (3.) an (4.) above, what number of patients tested positive for either one, but not the other.

6. From (1.) an (2.) above, what percentage of patients went untested for either Covid19 virus, or Covid19 antibodies.

To save time, I am acutely aware of the significantly reduced Covid19 burden within the NHS at the current time, and see no reason why this would prove an obstacle to your providing the above data.

Yours faithfully,

Dennis Patton

FREEDOMOFINFORMATION (SOUTH TYNESIDE AND SUNDERLAND NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
 
Due to ongoing urgent operational pressures as a result of Covid-19, we
would be extremely grateful if you would consider withdrawing your request
until the Trust is able to return to normal business procedures.  If you
are willing to do this, it would be helpful if you could confirm you will
resubmit your request at a later date.
 
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there may be a delay in providing the information requested.  We apologise
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Kind regards
Freedom of Information Office
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust,

This request is not withdrawn.

Please supply the infromation requested in the timeframe set out in the FIO Act 2000.

Yours faithfully,

Dennis Patton

Dear South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust,

You have failed in your legal obligation to respond to my request for information.

I'm therefore forwarding the request along with a complaint, to the information commissioner.

Yours faithfully,

Dennis Patton

FREEDOMOFINFORMATION (SOUTH TYNESIDE AND SUNDERLAND NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act (2000).

 

Your request will be processed not later than the 20th working day
following the date we received your request unless you are otherwise
informed.

 

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we are unaware of any fees, charges or exemptions that may be applied to
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disclosure, we will notify you of this.

 

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We will keep you up-to-date with any other developments.

 
 
Kind regards
Freedom of Information Office
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Covid19 Mortality'.

Abject failure to adhere to the law has resulted in my request being ignored.

Please investigate and respond.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Dennis Patton

FREEDOMOFINFORMATION (SOUTH TYNESIDE AND SUNDERLAND NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

Thank you for your request under Freedom of Information Act 2000.  Due to
ongoing urgent operational pressures as a result of Covid-19, we would be
extremely grateful if you would consider withdrawing your request until
the Trust is able to return to normal business procedures.  If you are
willing to do this, it would be helpful if you could let us know you are
willing to resubmit your request at a later date.

Should you wish us to proceed with your request however,  please be
advised that there may be a delay in providing the information
requested.   We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

 
Kind regards
Freedom of Information Office
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

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FREEDOMOFINFORMATION (SOUTH TYNESIDE AND SUNDERLAND NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

1 Attachment

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.   Please accept our apologies for the delay in
responding however the Trust's response is now attached. 

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can request a review by writing to: Freedom of Information
Office, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, Harton Wing,
Harton Lane, South Shields, NE34 0PL or via email at
[1][South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust request email].  If you remain dissatisfied with
the handling of your request or complaint, you have a right to appeal to
the Information Commissioner at: The Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Telephone: 0303
123 1113 Website: [2]www.ico.org.uk.  There is no charge for making an
appeal.   The Commissioner’s Office will not normally hear a complaint
until the internal complaints procedure has been completed.   

Kind regards.

Freedom of Information Office

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Email: [3][South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust request email]

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