Enquiry to WHSCT regarding Governance structure

Jimmy Hamill made this Freedom of Information request to Western Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Western Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland),

Please note the following 2 extracts from WHSCT Board Meeting minutes on 7th February 2019:

EXTRACT#1:

"2/19/14
MINUTES OF PEOPLE COMMITTEE – 21 JANUARY 2019
Dr O’Mullan shared with members the Terms of Reference for the People Committee and a work plan for the Committee for 2019/20.
Dr O’Mullan advised that a first preliminary meeting of the Committee took place on 21 January and the minutes of this meeting would come to the next Board meeting for approval.
Dr O’Mullan led members through the detail of both documents.
Mrs McKay referred to the membership of the Committee and asked that Acute Services is represented as a member.
Dr Hughes asked that the NIMDTA allocation is added to the agenda for the February Committee meeting.
Mr Campbell confirmed that he could see no conflict between the Audit Committee and the People Committee.
Mrs Cummings said that very thorough discussion took place at the Committee and said that the work plan be managed to ensure it can be delivered. Dr O’Mullan said the work plan could be reviewed as discussions progress.
Subject to the changes made both the Terms of Reference and Work plan were unanimously approved."

EXTRACT#2:

"2/19/15
MINUTES OF GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE – 12 DECEMBER 2018
Dr McIlroy referred members to the minutes of a meeting of the Governance Committee held on 12 December for approval.
Dr McIlroy said this was the meeting under the new structure and that he would review the meeting over the next 12 months.
Following discussion the minutes were approved"

This FOI request relates to the 2 agenda items referred to above:

[1] Can the minutes from the Trust Governance Committee meetings be provided for the financial year just finished - this is likely to be meetings held in June 2017, September 2017, December 2017 (mentioned above) and March 2018?

[2] Can detail relating to changes in the governance structure be provided?

[3] Please provide the most recent terms of reference for both the Trust Governance Committee and its sub-committees? This should include at least the following: constitution, membership, frequency, authority, duties.

[4] Please provide full detail regarding consultation entered into by WHSCT with service users, carers and the public regarding any governance changes? This consultation should relate to guidelines in WHSCT PPI Consultation Scheme publication.

[5] Please provide the most up-to-date version of WHSCT PPI Consultation Scheme publication?

[6] Please provide copy of Work Plan 2019/20 for the People Committee referred to in Agenda item 2/19/14?

Yours faithfully,

Jimmy Hamill

FOI Request, Western Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Mr Hamill

I refer to your Freedom of Information request below which we received on 20th May 2019. We forwarded your request to the service area for consideration and response and they have asked for some clarification (see below);

At question 1 below you ask for ".... minutes from the Trust Governance Committee meetings be provided for the financial year just finished - this is likely to be meetings held in June 2017, September 2017, December 2017 (mentioned above) and March 2018?"

The financial year just finished is 2018/19 (April 2018 until March 2019) although you mention meetings held in 2017. Can you clarify if you would like us to process this part of your request for financial year 2018/19 or is this for calendar year 2017?

We look forward to receiving this clarification from you.

Regards

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Western Health & Social Care Trust
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Dear FOI Request,

Thank you for your clarification.
You are correct - the request should state the following as request#1:

[1] Can the minutes from the Trust Governance Committee meetings be provided for the financial year just finished - this is likely to be meetings held in June 2018, September 2018, December 2018 (mentioned above) and March 2019?

The remaining items under this FOI remain the same.

Yours sincerely,

Jimmy Hamill

FOI Request, Western Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Mr Hamill

Many thanks for your clarification below. I will now issue this to the service area and will be in contact again soon with a Trust response.

Kind regards

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Western Health & Social Care Trust
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Dear FOI Request,

Can you provide an update to me on this request for information please?
I believe that I should have received a response by now.

Yours sincerely,

Jimmy Hamill

FOI Request, Western Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Mr Hamill

We acknowledge receipt of your email. By our calculations the deadline for responding to this FOI request is today (18th June), taking account of weekends and bank holidays. We understand the Trust response is being finalised by the service areas and we hope to have this with you soon. We will continue to follow up on this.

Kind Regards

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Western Health and Social Care Trust

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FOI Request, Western Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Mr Hamill

I refer to your Freedom of Information (FOI) request below which was received by the Western Health and Social Care Trust on 20th May 2019. Please see attached a Trust response to your request.

Regards

Freedom of Information Office
Western Health & Social Care Trust
Email: [Western Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland) request email]

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