Dear Western Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland),

This request relates to the Neonatal Units within the Western Trust.

[1] Can you confirm which hospitals within WHSCT have had neonatal Units over the last 5 years?

[2] Can you provide the neonatal cot complement – broken down by Level1, Level2 and Level3 – at these Units at present?

[3] Can you confirm if the neonatal cot complement has changed at all in these neonatal Units since 1st April 2016?

[3] Can you confirm the number of admissions to the neonatal Units for the following time periods:
- for year 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017
- for year 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018
- for year 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019
- for year 1st April 2019 to present day?

[4] Can you confirm the number of transfers from these neonatal units to other neonatal units (including transfers between WHSCT units and also to units outside of WHSCT)?

[5] Can you confirm if there are circumstances other than clinical need under which transfers between neonatal units are carried out?

[6] Can you provide a snapshot of cot usage in these neonatal Units as of now?

[7] Can you confirm if there is any review ongoing at present with regard to neonatal units (this can be Transformation Programme based, regionally based or within this Trust only)?

Yours faithfully,

Jimmy Hamill

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Dear Mr Hamill

I refer to your Freedom of Information request below which was received by the Western HSC Trust on 27th August 2019. We issued your request to the relevant service area who has asked for clarification around questions 4 and 7 (see below);

- Q4 Can you please confirm the time period you are looking for?
- Q7 What type of review are you referring to? Is this staffing, service or another?

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Regards
Jean

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Dear FOI Request,

Thank you for following up on this request.

Regarding Q4:
This time period is as for Q3:
- for year 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017
- for year 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018
- for year 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019
- for year 1st April 2019 to present day?

Regarding Q7:
I hope to find out if there is any review of any type ongoing at present that refers to neonatal services - this can be Transformation Programme based, regionally based or within this Trust only. It can relate to a review of staffing, services or any other aspect of neonatal services.

Yours sincerely,

Jimmy Hamill

FOI Request, Western Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Mr Hamill

Many thanks for this clarification. I will forward this to the service area and we will be in contact with you again with our Trust response.

Regards

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Western Health & Social Care Trust
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Dear Mr Hamill

I refer to your Freedom of Information (FOI) request below which was received by the Western Health and Social Care Trust on 27th August 2019. Please see attached a Trust response to your request.

Regards

Freedom of Information Office
Western Health & Social Care Trust
Email: [Western Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland) request email]

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Dear FOI Request,

Thank you for your timely response.
Can I ask you to refer to Q4 and Q5 again please and provide more complete information?
It was intended that this information be given broken down by each of the neonatal units in the WHSCT.

Yours sincerely,

Jimmy Hamill

FOI Request, Western Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Mr Hamill

I refer to your query below which we have now sent to the service area for consideration. We will contact you again when this has been provided.

Regards

Freedom of Information Office
Western Health & Social Care Trust
Email: [Western Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland) request email]

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Dear Mr Hamill

I refer to your further query regarding our Freedom of Information (FOI) response which was issued to you on 19th September 2019. Regarding questions 4 and 5 of our response, you asked for a further breakdown by each neo-natal unit in the Trust.

Please see attached an amended response which includes this further breakdown .

We hope you find this useful.

Kind regards

Freedom of Information Office
Western Health & Social Care Trust
Email: [Western Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland) request email]

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