Mental health waiting lists & suicides

Paris Gourtsoyannis made this Freedom of Information request to Western Isles NHS Board

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Paris Gourtsoyannis

Dear Western Isles NHS Board,

Please treat the following questions as a Freedom of Information request.

I would like any response to be made electronically wherever
possible in spreadsheet form.

This request aims to establish the number of people on waiting lists and how many of those have committed suicide before beginning treatment.

First, please provide a figure for the number of people currently on waiting lists to receive treatment for mental illness within your NHS board area as of the most recent date for which data is held.

Secondly, please disclose if any individuals on waiting lists for mental illness treatment with your NHS board in the past five years died without having received any treatment. If this information is held, please indicate if the cause of death was suicide.

If the decision is made to withhold some of this data using
exemptions in the act, please inform me of that fact and cite the exemptions used.

If you are only able to release some of the information, I would ask that you release this data rather than withhold the entire set.

If you would like more clarification on this issue do not hesitate to contact me using this site.

Please can you confirm that you have received this request; please bear in mind that under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 you are bound to respond within 20 working days.

Kind regards,
Paris Gourtsoyannis
07525066640

FOI-requests (NHS WESTERN ISLES), Western Isles NHS Board

Please accept this email as confirmation that NHS Western Isles has received your FOI request below.

Regards,
Tina

NHS Western Isles
37 South Beach Street
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
HS1 2BB

[email address]
Tel: 01851 708031
Fax: 01851 702036
________________________________________
From: Paris Gourtsoyannis [[FOI #60654 email]]
Sent: 31 January 2011 16:42
To: FOI-requests (NHS WESTERN ISLES)
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Mental health waiting lists & suicides

Dear Western Isles NHS Board,

Please treat the following questions as a Freedom of Information
request.

I would like any response to be made electronically wherever
possible in spreadsheet form.

This request aims to establish the number of people on waiting
lists and how many of those have committed suicide before beginning
treatment.

First, please provide a figure for the number of people currently
on waiting lists to receive treatment for mental illness within
your NHS board area as of the most recent date for which data is
held.

Secondly, please disclose if any individuals on waiting lists for
mental illness treatment with your NHS board in the past five years
died without having received any treatment. If this information is
held, please indicate if the cause of death was suicide.

If the decision is made to withhold some of this data using
exemptions in the act, please inform me of that fact and cite the
exemptions used.

If you are only able to release some of the information, I would
ask that you release this data rather than withhold the entire set.

If you would like more clarification on this issue do not hesitate
to contact me using this site.

Please can you confirm that you have received this request; please
bear in mind that under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002 you are bound to respond within 20 working days.

Kind regards,
Paris Gourtsoyannis
07525066640

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FOI-requests (NHS WESTERN ISLES), Western Isles NHS Board

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Dear Ms Gourtsoyannis

Please find attached response to your FOI below. Please accept our
apologies for the delay in responding to you.

Regards,
Tina

NHS Western Isles
37 South Beach Street
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
HS1 2BB

[email address]
Tel: 01851 708031
Fax: 01851 702036
________________________________________
From: Paris Gourtsoyannis [[FOI #60654 email]]
Sent: 31 January 2011 16:42
To: FOI-requests (NHS WESTERN ISLES)
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Mental health waiting lists &
suicides

Dear Western Isles NHS Board,

Please treat the following questions as a Freedom of Information
request.

I would like any response to be made electronically wherever
possible in spreadsheet form.

This request aims to establish the number of people on waiting
lists and how many of those have committed suicide before beginning
treatment.

First, please provide a figure for the number of people currently
on waiting lists to receive treatment for mental illness within
your NHS board area as of the most recent date for which data is
held.

Secondly, please disclose if any individuals on waiting lists for
mental illness treatment with your NHS board in the past five years
died without having received any treatment. If this information is
held, please indicate if the cause of death was suicide.

If the decision is made to withhold some of this data using
exemptions in the act, please inform me of that fact and cite the
exemptions used.

If you are only able to release some of the information, I would
ask that you release this data rather than withhold the entire set.

If you would like more clarification on this issue do not hesitate
to contact me using this site.

Please can you confirm that you have received this request; please
bear in mind that under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002 you are bound to respond within 20 working days.

Kind regards,
Paris Gourtsoyannis
07525066640

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