Dear Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust,
Please could you let me know the answer to the three questions
below relating to the Trust’s internal transport provision for the
likes of internal mail, pathology specimens, sterile services
department, electro-biomedical engineering, pharmacy, patient
records and stores.
1. Who is your current provider?
2. How much do you pay for the services per year?
3. When was the contract/service level agreement last market tested
to ensure best value?
4. Who is the person(s) responsible for such transport and what are
their postal, phone and email addresses.
Thank you for your request under FOI which we received yesterday. We will respond within 20 working days, thanks
We have a variety of Estates and Facilities providers who supply internal transport services for mail directly and via 3rd parties.
The providers are
East Lancashire Teaching Hospitals
NHS East Lancashire
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals
Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals
NHS North Lancashire
Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Hospitals
We believe the third party details would be commercially sensitive as would the costs of the contracts.
I hope this answers your FOI. 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]
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Information Commissioner’s Office
Cheshire SK9 5AF
Fax: 01625 524 510
Thank you for the information provided.
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