funerals

paul ogden made this Freedom of Information request to Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust,

I am undertaking a study on the numbers of Public Health/Welfare
Funerals undertaken by NHS Trusts. I would appreciate it if you
would provide answers to the following FOI request.

1. The total number of public health funerals (where the deceased
has no relatives or there is no one else willing to pay) that your
Trust has undertaken for the financial years 2010/11, 2011/12,
2012/13?

2. The number of public health funerals that your Trust has
undertaken by gender for the past 3 financial years?

3. The number of public health funerals that your Trust has
undertaken by age for the past 3 financial years?
Since April 2010, how many cases have there been where family and
friends refuse to finance or make arrangements for their relatives
funeral?

4. How much have the burials/cremations cost the Trust broken down
by year for the last three financial years? This cost information
does not need to include administrative or staff costs, and before
any costs are claimed back by the local authority from the
deceased’s estate

5. How much does your trust typically (average cost) pay for a
Public Health Funeral?

6. What does your Trust provide at a Public Health Funeral?

7. What relationship do you have with your local council(s)
regarding funerals of this nature?

8. Have you observed any of the following over the last three
years?

• Higher numbers or people dying without any income or assets
• Higher numbers of people dying with family or friends unable to
contribute to the costs of a funeral
• Higher numbers of people dying with family or friends unwilling
to contribute to the costs of a funeral
• Higher numbers of people dying with no friends or family

Yours faithfully,

paul ogden

Freedom Of Information Requests (LCFT), Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Hi Paul
Thank you for your enquiry. As per the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you will be sent a response within twenty working days i.e. 2nd May 2013.

For any further correspondence please quote the reference shown above in the subject line.

Regards
 
Sue Stone
Information Governance Specialist & RA Agent
Lancashire Care Foundation Trust
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Freedom Of Information Requests (LCFT), Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Hi Paul
This request is not relevant for this Trust.

If you are unhappy with the way the Trust has handled your request, you may ask for an internal review by contacting the FOI Lead at [email address]

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF
Fax: 01625 524 510

Regards

Sue Stone
Information Governance Specialist & RA Agent

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
 Phone: 01524 405181
[mobile number]
e-mail:  [email address] post address:    Victoria House, Thornton Road, Morecambe, LA4 5QG or Sceptre Point, Sceptre Way, Walton Summit, Bamber Bridge, Preston PR5 6AW

PLEASE NOTE: I am on leave 1st March; 11- 15th March; 17 - 24th May; 9 - 16th July; 18th Aug; 30th Aug - 2nd Sept 2013.
My core hours are 8am - 4pm, Monday - Friday.

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