Neonatal deaths and FOIs

wali aslam made this Freedom of Information request to Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

I would like to request the following information under the FOIA:

1) A listing in Word or Excel format from of all FOI requests since April 2016 for the following:
- Unique FOI ID
- Date of FOI request
- Description of request, as recorded on the FOI system

2) The number of monthly, since April 2012
- neonatal and stillbirth deaths
- births

3) The RCPCH November 2016 service review report, on page 7 / 13 under paragraph 3.7, states that “since June 2015, the paediatric consultants have become concerned about a higher than usual number of neonatal deaths on the unit”.
What information does the Trust hold relating to June, July or August 2015 communications from the Paediatric Consultants expressing these concerns? Please include Directorate reports or minutes, emails from these Consultants or their secretaries, or other communications.

Yours faithfully,

wali aslam

FOI, Enquiries (COUNTESS OF CHESTER HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Hello,

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request. Freedom of information only applies to corporate information; this e-mail confirms receipt of your request for this type of information only.

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act we will expect to respond to this request in 20 working days. However we are now investigating the nature of the search and the quantity of information requested. If there is a cost involved in collecting the information then we will suspend the period for response until such time as we receive your payment. We will advise you of any such costs.

In accordance with section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 where multiple requests for information are received from one person or by different persons who appear to be acting in together in a single campaign the estimated cost of complying with any of the requests is to be taken to be the estimated total cost of complying with all of them. To this effect your requests for information will be dealt with under the single reference number above.

There are also a number of exemptions which the Act permits with respect to releasing information. The information will be assessed for these exemptions prior to us releasing the information to you. We will advise you if we are unable to provide the information requested.

Please note that a significant amount of information is also available via our Publication Scheme which can be accessed via the Trust’s website www.coch.nhs.uk and one of its benefits is that it makes information easily accessible and without charge.

Freedom of Information Officer
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
[email address]

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FOI, Enquiries (COUNTESS OF CHESTER HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Hello,

Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information request.

Kind regards,
Freedom of Information Officer
Countess of Chester Hospital
[email address]

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Dear FOI, Enquiries (COUNTESS OF CHESTER HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

thank you for the information, which covered the FOI requests and the monthly deaths.
I had also requested the number of total monthly births, would you be able to send this information as well please. Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

wali aslam

FOI, Enquiries (COUNTESS OF CHESTER HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Hello,

The Trust acknowledge receipt of your email and will respond in due course.

Freedom of Information Officer,
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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FOI, Enquiries (COUNTESS OF CHESTER HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Hello,

Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information request.

Kind regards,
Freedom of Information Officer
Countess of Chester Hospital
[email address]

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