Ophthalmology equipment/category information

Mark Callaway made this Freedom of Information request to University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust,

Subject
Freedom of Information request - Ophthalmology equipment/category information

Please could you tell me:

1. When is your current VR and Phaco ophthalmology contract due to expire?
2. Do you plan to release an OJEU tender for the renewal of this contract?
3. Do you plan to use a national framework for the renewal of this contract? If so which one?
4. How many Phaco machines do you currently have? How many Phaco-Vitrectomy
machines do you have?
5. What is the age of your Phaco machines?
6. What is the age of your vitrectomy machines?
7. How many phaco handpieces do you have?
8. Do you plan to trial potential new suppliers this year? If so which month do you expect to
want to trial?
9. Who is the procurement manager responsible for the ophthalmology category?
10. Who is the person who signs new contracts and what is their job title?
11. What is the total spend on your phaco machine packs per annum?
12. What is the total spend on your VR procedure packs per annum?
13. What level of maintenance cover is provided for your phaco and VR equipment? What is
the annual cost of maintenance for your phaco and VR machines?
14. Who is your clinical lead for ophthalmology?
15. How do you intend to implement the new proposed ISO 16672/2020 standards pertaining
to intraocular liquids purity?
16. Will you plan to use capital or revenue budget to fund the next contract for phaco and VR
equipment, ie capital purchase or consumables based agreement?

Yours faithfully,

Mark Callaway

Dear University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust,

I wrote to the Trust in February regarding my Freedom of Information request, to which I have not received a response.

Could you please take a moment to review, and provide the response as required.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Callaway

FreedomOfInformation, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mark,
Apologies for not keeping you updated as to the progress of your request. Unfortunately, we are still working on it. Some of it was for our Ophthalmology team to answer whereas other parts are for Wessex Procurement, from whom we are still awaiting figures. I cannot at this time give you an estimate as to when our response will be ready but rest assured we are working hard to minimise any further delay.
With regards,

Freedom of Information Officer
Corporate Affairs
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

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To: FreedomOfInformation officer, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your response and for your efforts in working towards providing the information required, and I appreciate that the last few months have been very difficult and challenging due to the circumstances.

Hope to hear from you at some point in the future.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Callaway