Gastric band surgery partner

John Matrix made this Freedom of Information request to Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

I recently read a news article advising the appointment of private service partner 'Gravitas' to perform Gastric Band Surgery at your Hospital.

I have an interest in this service area and would appreciate knowing the following:

1. How were Gravitas appointed as preferred service partner?
2. If Tendered, could you please advise the OJEC reference number
3. When does this contract expire?
4. What is the value of this contract?

Yours faithfully,

John Matrix

Foi Enquiries (COUNTESS OF CHESTER HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Claire Jones
Freedom of Information Officer
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Foi Enquiries (COUNTESS OF CHESTER HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Hello

Gravitas have not been appointed as the service provider and therefore questions 2,3 and 4 N/A.

Regards

Claire Jones
Freedom of Information Officer
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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