Dear Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board,

I would like to request the following information on standards, policies and procedures relating to hospital chaplains in your Trust.

Could you please:

1. tell me whether policies or procedures exist to:

a. establish whether a patient admitted to any of your hospitals does or does not wish to receive contact from a hospital chaplain

b. ensure that patients (or their visitors, next-of-kin etc.) do not received unsolicited contact from chaplains

c. safeguard patients’ personal and medical data such that hospital chaplains by default do not have access to it

d. ensure that hospital chaplains, when given access to patient data, do not share any of it with third parties

If you answered yes to any of the above, please could you provide me with copies of the relevant policies or procedures

2. outline your approach for monitoring adherence to the policies and procedures above

3. provide me with a summary of the results of this monitoring for the last five years, including rates of compliance with the policies and procedures, and severity of any non-compliance events

4. provide me with details of any action taken in respect of any non-compliance identified (e.g. tightening of procedures, disciplinary action – in the latter case, taking care not to disclose any personal information)

Please could you release this information in electronic form by email via this WhatDoTheyKnow request.

Yours faithfully,

Susan Davis

FOIA Requests (ABM ULHB), Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board

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Dear Ms Davis

Thank you for your email dated 26th March 2013 making a request under the Freedom of Information Act (2000). Please find attached a leaflet outlining the FOI Act.

We are processing your request and will respond to you shortly. In the meantime if you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email address].

Kind regards

Gweinyddiaeth Corfforaethol / Corporate Administration
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Pencadlys ABM / ABM Headquarters
1 Talbot Gateway, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 7BR

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol ABM yw enw gweithredu Bwrdd Iechyd Lleol Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg /
ABM Health Board is the operational name of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board
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FOIA Requests (ABM ULHB), Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board

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Dear Ms Davies,

Please find attached our response to your request for information.

Regards,

Gweinyddiaeth Corfforaethol / Corporate Administration
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Pencadlys ABM / ABM Headquarters
1 Talbot Gateway, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 7BR

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol ABM yw enw gweithredu Bwrdd Iechyd Lleol Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg /
ABM Health Board is the operational name of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board
P Helpwch arbed papur – oes angen i chi printio’r e-bost yma? / Help save paper - do you need to print this email?
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