Information regarding my son harry procko

richard clements made this Freedom of Information request to Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Dear Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust,

 
Dear All
 
I read the attached report, and will be doing articles on the subject.  I have the following questions, and I am writing to you jointly with Richard Clements.  Mr Clements has given me authority to have information about the treatment – or lack of – his son received at the hospital.
Consider this communication to be a freedom of information request made by Mr Clements.
 
On reading the report the following questions arise:
1.  Preparation of report What input if any did the Clements family have into the report?  Were they questioned as part of the investigation?  If the investigation was not a 360-degree exercise – why not?  Please supply a list of those who had been questioned or who otherwise had input into this report.
2.  Discrepancy 1 The report asserts the family refused treatment and tests.  Who specifically makes this claim?  The family disagree – and obviously were not allowed to have that entered into the report.  Specify from the contemporaneous records what tests or treatments were offered, by whom, and when they were refused.
3.  Waiting times During 2015, 2016 and 2017 to date, how many people have waited longer than 9 hours in you’re A&E, and of those how many subsequently died within 14 days of enduring such a wait?
4.  Autism and children Does your hospital have any guidelines for dealing with ill children who are autistic, and if so, please supply a copy showing date the guideline was issued.
5.  Discrepancy 2 The family say they were told no treatment was going to be given overnight, please indicate what treatment if any the hospital planned to give, when they planned to give it, and when this was communicated to the family.
6.  Discrepancy 3 The report goes into very little detail, in my opinion, of what doctors did what, when they did it and where they did what they did.  However, the report writer sees fit to write that the suffering child was left sitting in a chair of some sort by his parents.  They say this was not the case.  Why was such a detail included?  I think that such a detail could make the parents seem uncaring to an outside observer.
7.  Hospital failures The report lists 16 failures by the hospital:  please list what disciplinary and corrective actions were taken as a result, who if anyone was disciplined, and what procedures were created or amended as a result of these failures.
8.  Correspondence Please supply a copy of all correspondence the hospital had with the family, with the police, with any other authorities such as the coroner or police, with the press from the date the child first presented for treatment through the following 12 months.  This to include internal and external correspondence, note of phone calls, emails or other electronic communication, reports.
9. Approval and Circulation - who approved this report, what was the verification process, what was the protocol for creation and distribution, and who and which organisations were sent a copy (eg police, coroner, media) and were recipients made aware the family had no input or sight of it before distribution?

We also would like to request a statement from your press officer in reaction to the fact that a series of articles will be written about this case.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Suzanne Kelly – email [email address]  with permission of
Richard Clements - [email address]

Yours faithfully,
Richard clements

Foulds James (ICT Services), Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Dear Mr Clements

 

REF: NUH 44226 FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST -
Acknowledgement

 

Thank you for your request for information about Information regarding
your son Harry Procko. Your request was received on 4^th December 2017
 and we are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.

 

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) came into being on 1st
April 2006 and assumed responsibility for the services provided by both
the Queen's Medical Centre (QMC) and Nottingham City Hospital NHS Trust
(NCH).

 

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case I will
let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay before I will proceed to deal with your request.

 

You will receive the information requested within 20 working days allowed
under the Act unless the Trust does not hold the information or there is a
reason for it to be withheld. I will write to you in any event.

 

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Further information about your rights is also available from the
Information Commissioner at:

 

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Water Lane 
Wilmslow 
Cheshire 
SK9 5AF 
Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45
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Yours sincerely,

 

James Foulds

Freedom of Information (FOI) Administrator

Information Governance Team

Heathfield House

ICT Services, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

City Hospital Tel: 0115 9691169 ext 54646

 

Please note my working hours are 08.00 -16.00 through the working week.

 

ICT Services are always happy to help, you can access our services by
calling 69000 or for non-urgent enquiries please use the Self Service form
[2]http://ictselfservice

 

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Dear Mr Clements / Ms Kelly

 

REF: NUH 44226 FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST –
FINAL DISCLOSURE

 

I am writing in response to your correspondence dated 4^th December 2017
requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) came into being on 1st
April 2006 and assumed responsibility for the services provided by both
the Queen's Medical Centre (QMC) and Nottingham City Hospital NHS Trust
(NCH). 

 

Your request for information has now been considered and I am able to
answer your questions as follows:

 

o Please refer to the attached document

 

You are advised that this information is provided in accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 and is for your personal use.  Any re-use
of this information will be subject to copyright and the Re-Use of Public
Sector Information Regulations (18^th July 2015).  In the event of any
re-use, the information must be reproduced accurately and not used in a
misleading manner.

 

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

If you are unhappy with the response you have received and wish to make an
appeal, you should write to:

 

Information Governance Manager

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

ICT Services, Heathfield House

City Campus

Hucknall Road

Nottingham

NG5 1PB

 

If are unhappy with the overall service you have received and wish to make
a complaint, you should write to:

 

Complaints Lead

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust,

Queen’s Medical Centre Campus,

Derby Road,

Nottingham, NG7 2UH.

 

If, after exhausting our internal process, you are still unhappy with the
information received, you may write to:

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office,

Wycliffe House,

Water Lane,

Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45
[1]www.ico.gov.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

James Foulds

Freedom of Information (FOI) Administrator

Information Governance Team

ICT Services, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

City Hospital

Heathfield House

Tel: 0115 9691169 ext 54656

 

Please note my working hours are 08.00 -16.00 through the working week.

 

ICT Services are always happy to help, you can access our services by
calling 69000 or for non-urgent enquiries please use the Self Service form
[2]http://ictselfservice

 

Help us prevent infections at our hospitals by cleaning your hands.
Remember – hand washing is the simplest and most effective way of
preventing infections.

 

 

Please note my working hours are 08.00 -16.00 through the working week.

 

ICT Services are always happy to help, you can access our services by
calling 69000 or for non-urgent enquiries please use the Self Service form
[3]http://ictselfservice

 

Help us prevent infections at our hospitals by cleaning your hands.
Remember – hand washing is the simplest and most effective way of
preventing infections.

 

 

Sent on behalf of:

Rory King
Information Governance Manager

ICT Services

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

City Hospital

Nottingham

NG5 1PB

 

Tel: 0115 9691169 Ext. 57169

Email: [4][email address]

 

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Dear Foulds James (ICT Services),
I have received the response and would now like to request under the freedom of information act that the qmc send me all correspondence that is inclusive of my son's "treatment" and hospital admittance including all information within the last 4 yrs incuding all emails ,records,and any phone calls these can be sent via the postal system

Yours sincerely,

richard clements

Foulds James (ICT Services), Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Dear Mr Clements

 

REF: NUH 45134 FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST -
Acknowledgement

 

Thank you for your request for information. Your request was received on
26^th January 2018 and we are dealing with it under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) came into being on 1st
April 2006 and assumed responsibility for the services provided by both
the Queen's Medical Centre (QMC) and Nottingham City Hospital NHS Trust
(NCH).

 

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case I will
let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay before I will proceed to deal with your request.

 

You will receive the information requested within 20 working days allowed
under the Act unless the Trust does not hold the information or there is a
reason for it to be withheld. I will write to you in any event.

 

If you have any requirements regarding the format any information should
be supplied in, e.g. the language to be used, audio, large print and so
on, then please let me know.

 

If you have any queries or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact
me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

Further information about your rights is also available from the
Information Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House 
Water Lane 
Wilmslow 
Cheshire 
SK9 5AF 
Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45
[1]www.ico.gov.uk

 

Yours sincerely,

 

James Foulds

Freedom of Information (FOI) Administrator

Information Governance Team

Heathfield House

ICT Services, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

City Hospital Tel: 0115 9691169 ext 54646

 

Please note my working hours are 08.00 -16.00 through the working week.

 

ICT Services are always happy to help, you can access our services by
calling 69000 or for non-urgent enquiries please use the Self Service form
[2]http://ictselfservice

 

Help us prevent infections at our hospitals by cleaning your hands.
Remember – hand washing is the simplest and most effective way of
preventing infections.

 

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Dear Foulds James (ICT Services),
As there are new recommendations all the time for a duty of candour I would like to request that the qmc act on this and ask if you woukd like to admit what the "short comings" in harrys care were also what are the trusts thoughts on one of their own Dr's possibly committing perjury at the inquest

Yours sincerely,

richard clements

Dear Foulds James (ICT Services),

I have many discrepancies in my own records and recollections of what happened to my son in your care, and while there are many questions arising from your response, I wish to challenge your answer to Question 8:

Q8
Correspondence Please supply a copy of all correspondence the hospital had with the family, with the police, with any other authorities such as the coroner or police, with the press from the date the child first presented for treatment through the following 12 months.  This to include internal and external correspondence, note of phone calls, emails or other electronic communication, reports.
 
A8
·         Exempt from disclosure - Section 40 (2) – Personal Data
 

Correspondence is routinely released by every authority in the UK, which merely redact any portion of it which is personal data.  I ask you again to release this.  Personal data relating to me can be displayed.  There will indeed be information in this correspondence which is in the public interest to know.

The reporter I am dealing with is still waiting for the statement on my son's death from your press office; please arrange for this to be expedited; it is needed by this Friday, 9 February at noon.

If you decide not to release the correspondence, I will be asking for an internal review of the handling of my request.

Yours sincerely,

richard clements

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Dear Mr Clements

I write to update you on the Freedom of Information requests you have recently sent to the Trust.

You will very shortly receive a fuller response to your correspondence which will clearly set out the next steps we will be taking.

This will be reiterated in the letter we send you, however, please can I ask that from now you send any correspondence to a single point of contact: [email address] who will ensure that any email contact from you is directed to Judith Marland, Patient Experience Lead for appropriate action.

In regards to the media question, NUH’s Communications Team regularly monitors media coverage relating to all aspects of NUH as part of their role, taking action as appropriate. NUH has not received an enquiry from a journalist in recent weeks/months (receiving an FOI is not a media enquiry).

Regards

James

James Foulds
Freedom of Information (FOI) Administrator
Information Governance Team
ICT Services, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
City Hospital
Heathfield House
Tel: 0115 9691169 ext 54656

Please note my working hours are 08.00 -16.00 through the working week.

ICT Services are always happy to help, you can access our services by calling 69000 or for non-urgent enquiries please use the Self Service form http://ictselfservice

Help us prevent infections at our hospitals by cleaning your hands. Remember – hand washing is the simplest and most effective way of preventing infections.

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