Do Not Resuscitate - without Patient Request

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Melanie Watkins

Dear Hywel Dda Local Health Board,

Please can you supply me with the figures for the past 5 years of patients that have been put under a Do Not Resuscitate notice WITHOUT THE CONSENT of the patient or next of kin.

I am particularily interested in Prince Phillip Hospital, Llanelli, but would like comparison figures for the whole of the Hywel Dda Health Board.

Yours faithfully,

Miss M M Watkins

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

FOI/109/15

 

9 July 2015

 

Dear Miss Watkins

 

Information Requested Under The Freedom Of Information Act 2000

 

Thank you for your recent request for the supply of information relating
to Do Not Resusitate without patient consent.

 

Under the Act, the Health Board is required to supply the information to
you within 20 working days.  In terms of your request, this means that the
information should be provided by 5 August 2015.  If this is not possible,
a further letter will be sent advising you of the progress made in
satisfying your request.

 

Please find attached our [1]leaflet giving guidance on our procedure for
managing requests for information that is covered under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Officer

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda/Hywel Dda University Health Board

Adeilad Springfield/Springfield Building

Ysbyty Cyffredinol Llwynhelyg/Withybush General Hospital

Heol Abergwaun/Fishguard Road

Hwlffordd/Haverfordwest

Sir Benfro/Pembrokeshire

SA61 2PZ

 

Rhif Phone/Telephone: 01437 834494

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

Dear Miss Watkins

Unfortunately, it will not be possible to provide all of the information provided within the 18 hour time limit as the University Health Board (UHB) does not hold the information requested centrally as the information is held manually on each of its hospital sites.

It is estimated that the cost of providing you with the information is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond, i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the information exceeds the ‚Äúappropriate level‚ÄĚ, as stated in the Freedom of Information (Fees and Appropriate Limit) Regulations 2004. The ‚Äúappropriate level‚ÄĚ represents the estimated costs of one person spending 18 hours (or 2¬Ĺ working days) in determining whether the UHB holds the information, and locating, retrieving and extracting the information. The estimate in this case would be approximately 10 working days which would be a significant resource.

However, the UHB is able to provide the information for Prince Philip Hospital only of patients that have been under a Do Not Resuscitate notice without the consent of the patient or next of kin for one financial year only (April 2014 - March 2015). Please can you let me know if you would like this information.

Please note this request will not proceed until I have received a response from you.

Regards

Karen Morris

Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Officer
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda/Hywel Dda University Health Board
Adeilad Springfield/Springfield Building
Ysbyty Cyffredinol Llwynhelyg/Withybush General Hospital
Heol Abergwaun/Fishguard Road
Hwlffordd/Haverfordwest
Sir Benfro/Pembrokeshire
SA61 2PZ

Rhif Phone/Telephone: 01437 834494

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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From: Melanie Watkins [[FOI #278956 email]]
Sent: 08 July 2015 18:26
To: FOI HywelDda (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information)
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Do Not Resuscitate - without Patient Request

Dear Hywel Dda Local Health Board,

Please can you supply me with the figures for the past 5 years of patients that have been put under a Do Not Resuscitate notice WITHOUT THE CONSENT of the patient or next of kin.

I am particularily interested in Prince Phillip Hospital, Llanelli, but would like comparison figures for the whole of the Hywel Dda Health Board.

Yours faithfully,

Miss M M Watkins

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Melanie Watkins

Dear FOI HywelDda (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information),

The information for Prince Philip Hospital will be an excellent starting point. I do understand the resource and finance implications and will thank you in advance for any information you can provide me with for the past 5 years regarding Do Not Resuscitate at Prince Philip.

Yours sincerely,

Melanie Watkins

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

Dear Miss Watkins

Thank you for your response. Just to clarify, as detailed in my email of 14 July 2015 the University Health Board will only be able to provide one financial year's worth of data (April 2014-March 2015) for Prince Philip Hospital only within the 18 hour time limit for dealing with FOI requests.

I will now forward on this request to the appropriate person within the University Health Board to action. Please note the 20 day response deadline will now be 19 August 2015, so you should receive a response on or before that date.

Regards

Karen Morris

Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Officer
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda/Hywel Dda University Health Board
Adeilad Springfield/Springfield Building
Ysbyty Cyffredinol Llwynhelyg/Withybush General Hospital
Heol Abergwaun/Fishguard Road
Hwlffordd/Haverfordwest
Sir Benfro/Pembrokeshire
SA61 2PZ

Rhif Phone/Telephone: 01437 834494

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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From: Melanie Watkins [[FOI #278956 email]]
Sent: 22 July 2015 09:56
To: FOI HywelDda (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information)
Subject: Re: FOI 109/15 RE: Freedom of Information request - Do Not Resuscitate - without Patient Request

Dear FOI HywelDda (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information),

The information for Prince Philip Hospital will be an excellent starting point. I do understand the resource and finance implications and will thank you in advance for any information you can provide me with for the past 5 years regarding Do Not Resuscitate at Prince Philip.

Yours sincerely,

Melanie Watkins

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

Dear Miss Watkins

In regards to the figures of the number of patients that have been put under a Do Not Resuscitate notice WITHOUT THE CONSENT of the patient or next of kin, I have asked to clarify if you required those who have provided written consent. Please can you confirm as soon as possible please, so that we can provide you with the one financial year's worth of data (April 2014-March 2015) for Prince Philip Hospital.

Regards

Karen Morris

Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Officer
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda/Hywel Dda University Health Board
Adeilad Springfield/Springfield Building
Ysbyty Cyffredinol Llwynhelyg/Withybush General Hospital
Heol Abergwaun/Fishguard Road
Hwlffordd/Haverfordwest
Sir Benfro/Pembrokeshire
SA61 2PZ

Rhif Phone/Telephone: 01437 834494

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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Melanie Watkins

Dear FOI HywelDda (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information)

Please could I have figures for all forms of consent for DNR notices.

Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Melanie Watkins

Melanie Watkins

Dear FOI HywelDda (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information),

I would like information on ALL Do Not Resuscitate notices placed on patients. I would also like the ones with written consent highlighted and if at all possible was it next of kin or the patient who provided that consent.

Thanking you in anticipation

Yours sincerely,

Melanie Watkins

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

Dear Miss Watkins

I have informed my colleagues of your email below.

After further reviewing the information required it has come to my colleagues attention that they would be unable to provide 12 months data for Prince Philip Hospital as initally thought. However they would be able to provide 6 months data within the timescale. I do apologise that 12 months data cannot be provided but hope this is acceptable to you.

Regards

Karen Morris

Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Officer
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda/Hywel Dda University Health Board
Adeilad Springfield/Springfield Building
Ysbyty Cyffredinol Llwynhelyg/Withybush General Hospital
Heol Abergwaun/Fishguard Road
Hwlffordd/Haverfordwest
Sir Benfro/Pembrokeshire
SA61 2PZ

Rhif Phone/Telephone: 01437 834494

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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From: Melanie Watkins [[FOI #278956 email]]
Sent: 28 July 2015 07:01
To: FOI HywelDda (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information)
Subject: Re: Clarity Required FOI 109/15 RE: Freedom of Information request - Do Not Resuscitate - without Patient Request

Dear FOI HywelDda (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information),

I would like information on ALL Do Not Resuscitate notices placed on patients. I would also like the ones with written consent highlighted and if at all possible was it next of kin or the patient who provided that consent.

Thanking you in anticipation

Yours sincerely,

Melanie Watkins

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

1 Attachment

Dear Miss Watkins
 
Please find attached the response to your information request.
 
Regards
 
Pearl Campbell
 

Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Officer

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda/Hywel Dda University Health Board

Adeilad Springfield/Springfield Building

Ysbyty Cyffredinol Llwynhelyg/Withybush General Hospital

Heol Abergwaun/Fishguard Road

Hwlffordd/Haverfordwest

Sir Benfro/Pembrokeshire

SA61 2PZ

 

Rhif Phone/Telephone: 01437 834494