Information concerning Mr Pun VC

mark smith made this Freedom of Information request to West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

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Dear Sir or Madam,
Can you please supply all details such as relevant policies and all e-mail correspondence, but not any clinical information, relating to the questioning by your trust of the eligibility to NHS treatment of Mr Pun VC.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Smith

Corporate Affairs, West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

Thank you for your email. This has been logged as a Freedom of
Information, our reference F00317. We will endeavour to respond as soon
as possible, within the 20 working day deadline permitted under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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Corporate Affairs, West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

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In response to your Freedom of Information request, please find attached
the Trust's overseas patients' policy as requested. I can confirm that
all the questioning by our trust of the eligibility to NHS treatment of
Mr Pun VC was conducted verbally by way of an interview with Mr Pun in
person and follow-up telephone calls to the Home Office and Department
of Health.

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Dear Corporate Affairs
I do not find this to be a credible answer. I am aware that a number of e-mails were sent in to your organisation in respect of this issue and I'm sure that there would have been some internal correspondance via e-mail as well. No organisation, other than one with something to hide, would claim that all messages and correspondance was dealt with by phone with no record being kept.
Can I ask you to look at this again or advise me of your complaints procedure.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Smith

Corporate Affairs, West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

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Dear Mr Smith

I am sorry that you do not believe we have given you a complete response
to your initial request which asked for was

' details such as relevant policies and all e-mail
correspondence, but not any
clinical information, relating to the questioning by your trust of
the eligibility to NHS treatment of Mr Pun VC'.

I would like to reiterate that the questioning of Mr Pun and his
representatives was conducted by way of a verbal interview by our member
of staff in order to establish his eligibility to NHS treatment. The
follow-up conversations with the Home Office and Department of Health
were conducted over the telephone.

You now appear to have now broadened your FOI request beyond the
specific issue of the 'questioning by our Trust of the eligibility to
NHS treatment of Mr Pun VC'.

I can confirm that the Trust received some email correspondence
following the articles in the national newspapers but we would not be
able to disclose these as they are subject to the Data Protection Act
(i.e. they contain personal information about individuals). However, we
have now provided you with a copy of the response sent to the
letters/emails of complaint by our Chief Executive.

Yours sincerely
Corporate Affairs

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