Distance by road from Pembrokeshire LSOAs to Withybush hospital

Alan Taylor made this Freedom of Information request to Hywel Dda University Health Board

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Hywel Dda University Health Board did not have the information requested.

Dear Hywel Dda University Health Board,

Can you please supply an Open Source spreadsheet that shews the LSOA name, the LSOA code and the ordnance survey grid reference of the population centroid that you use for each of the 71 Pembrokeshire Lower Layer Super Output Areas. Please also include the distance in kilometres, by road, from that point to Withybush hospital. If you are unable to supply the information in an Open Source (Libre Office?) format please use an older Microsoft Excel format.

Yours faithfully,

Alan Taylor

Katie Jenner (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information Officer), Hywel Dda University Health Board

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Dear Alan,

 

Please find attached our response to your recent Freedom of Information
Requests.

 

Yours Sincerely

 

 

Katie Jenner

Freedom of Information Officer/Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth

Hywel Dda University Health Board/Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda

Corporate Offices

Ystwyth Building/Adeilad Ystwyth

Hafan Derwen

St David's Park/Parc Dewi Sant

Job's Well Road/Fynnon Job

Carmarthen/Caerfyrddin

Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin

SA31 3BB

 

Rhif Ffôn / Telephone Number: 01267 239730 (WHTN 01825 4730)

E-bost: Email: [1][email address]

 

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda yw enw gweithredol Bwrdd Iechyd Lleol
Hywel Dda / Hywel Dda University Health Board is the operational name of
Hywel Dda Local Health Board

 

 

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Dear Katie Jenner (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information Officer),

In your response you have stated that two documents were attached. Your reply stated:

(Quote 1 )"This information was presented in the UHB’s “More information about transport” document, which was provided as part of the suite of documents available throughout the Public Consultation “Our Big NHS Change”. The UHB has attached a copy of this document for reference (Attachment 1)". (End quote 1)

(Quote 2) "The UHB has provided a copy of its recent analysis results “Emergency and Urgent Care Travel Times v2.3” (Attachment 2) (End quote 2).

Neither of these documents were attached to your reply. Can you supply them please.

Yours sincerely,

Alan Taylor

Katie Jenner (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information Officer), Hywel Dda University Health Board

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Dear Alan,

My sincere apologies for the lack of attachments, please find attachments 1 and 2. Please let me know if there are any issues in with the delivery of these.

Yours Sincerely

Katie Jenner
Freedom of Information Officer/Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth
Hywel Dda University Health Board/Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda
Corporate Offices
Ystwyth Building/Adeilad Ystwyth
Hafan Derwen
St David's Park/Parc Dewi Sant
Job's Well Road/Fynnon Job
Carmarthen/Caerfyrddin
Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin
SA31 3BB
 
Rhif Ffôn / Telephone Number: 01267 239730 (WHTN 01825 4730)
E-bost: Email: [email address]
 
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda yw enw gweithredol Bwrdd Iechyd Lleol Hywel Dda / Hywel Dda University Health Board is the operational name of Hywel Dda Local Health Board

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Dear Katie Jenner (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information Officer),

Thank you for the two attachments which have arrived safely.

I will review your aggregated response to my three questions and the two attachments and respond in due course.

Yours sincerely,

Alan Taylor

Dear Hywel Dda University Health Board,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Hywel Dda University Health Board's handling of my FOI request 'Distance by road from Pembrokeshire LSOAs to Withybush hospital'. and the two other other FoI questions as detailed below and aggregated by yourselves.

Between 11th and 13th October I submitted three Freedom of Information questions to yourselves via the WhatDoTheyKnow website. All three requests asked for various distances measured in kilometres from and to differing actual and proposed HDUHB sites. Two of the request specifically asked that the data be supplied in open source spread sheet format, or failing that, in an older form of Microsoft Excel spreadsheet format.

Using your rights under section 5(2) of the Freedom of Information 2000 Act and the Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004 you chose to combine my three questions and give a single answer. However, your aggregated response failed to supply any of the information requested. Additionally neither your response or the two supplied attachments were in the data format I had requested.

You have stated that you do not hold the distances requested as you have, quote “… focus(d) on travel times rather than distance.” end quote. However, you state on page 13 of the document ‘Our Big NHS Change’ supplied by you as Attachment 1, that you used Google Drive to estimate drive times. Additionally, in the second attachment you supplied, ‘Emergency and Urgent care Travel Times v2.3 you state that you used google mapping to obtain the drive times. In order to obtain these times it would have been necessary to detailed both the commencement and termination points of each journey referred to in the documents and other similar document available on line. Google automatically not only returns the estimated travelling times between the two points but additionally always supplies the distance. Ipso facto you were supplied with the data I requested when creating your documents. I also note that you used ArcGIS to produce mapping and analyses the alternative routes you discuss. As this system stores all imputed data that data is still available to you.

Surveys and discussion papers printed by both the British Medical Journal and by the Nuffield Trust, and in other places and countries all use distance as a measure when discussing changes to services. Distance measurement is an industry standard.

You have abrogated your responsibilities under the Freedom of Information 2000 Act by (1) failing to supply the requested information and (2) by replying in a format other than that requested.

This is a formal request that you conduct an internal review and (1) supply the information requested in my three questions and (2) supply the requested data in the format requested.

A full history of my three FOI requests and all correspondence pertaining thereto is available on the Internet at these addresses:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

Yours faithfully,

Alan Taylor

FOI HywelDda (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information), Hywel Dda University Health Board

Sent on behalf of Joanne Wilson, Board Secretary

Dear Alan

Request for a review under Freedom of Information Act 2000

Thank you for your request for a review of the information provided to you in regard to FOI/456/18.

In accordance with the Health Board’s policy on Freedom of Information, I have now requested a review of the information provided to be undertaken. As per the Health Board’s policy you will be provided with a full response within the next 20 working days and will therefore receive a reply by 12 December 2018.

In the meantime, if you require any further assistance or clarification please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Katie Jenner
Freedom of Information Officer/Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth
Hywel Dda University Health Board/Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda
Corporate Offices
Ystwyth Building/Adeilad Ystwyth
Hafan Derwen
St David's Park/Parc Dewi Sant
Job's Well Road/Fynnon Job
Carmarthen/Caerfyrddin
Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin
SA31 3BB
 
Rhif Ffôn / Telephone Number: 01267 239730 (WHTN 01825 4730)
E-bost: Email: [email address]
 
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda yw enw gweithredol Bwrdd Iechyd Lleol Hywel Dda / Hywel Dda University Health Board is the operational name of Hywel Dda Local Health Board

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Katie Jenner (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information Officer), Hywel Dda University Health Board

2 Attachments

Dear Alan,

 

Please find attached our response to your request for an internal review
of FOI/456/18.

 

Yours Sincerely

 

 

Katie Jenner

Freedom of Information Officer/Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth

Hywel Dda University Health Board/Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda

Corporate Offices

Ystwyth Building/Adeilad Ystwyth

Hafan Derwen

St David's Park/Parc Dewi Sant

Job's Well Road/Fynnon Job

Carmarthen/Caerfyrddin

Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin

SA31 3BB

 

Rhif Ffôn / Telephone Number: 01267 239730 (WHTN 01825 4730)

E-bost: Email: [1][email address]

 

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda yw enw gweithredol Bwrdd Iechyd Lleol
Hywel Dda / Hywel Dda University Health Board is the operational name of
Hywel Dda Local Health Board

 

 

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