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

Can I please have the following information about the patients attending outpatient clinics in Western Trust.

I would appreciate if you could gather this information for the following years:
- 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017
- 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018
- 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019

Can you give me a breakdown by hospital area and then by postcode area of the number of outpatients who attended each outpatient clinic.
This should cover all of the hospital areas within the Western Trust.

thank-you
Helen Hamill

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

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Dear Ms Hamill

I refer to your Freedom of Information (FOI)request below which was received on 4th September 2019. We issued this to the service area and our Information Services department who has advised that to complete this request will result in a voluminous spread-sheet or multiple spread-sheets as this requires every outpatient clinic in each Trust hospital to be examined for each year (2016 until 2019) and broken down by every postcode in order to provide attendance numbers. There are hundreds of clinics and 82 short post codes which will result in an extensive spread-sheet.

Our Information Services department can run this query but In order to make this information more meaningful, would you prefer to have this information for certain clinics or specialties that you may have a particular interest in? Alternatively, we can advise the service to run queries for every clinic for the years you identified and answer the query as you initially presented it.

We would be grateful if you could advise us regarding our query / suggestion.

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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Dear FOI Request,
Thank-you for your response.

I am quite happy to receive the information either in multiple spread sheets or even as raw data.
I would be able then to analyse it in other ways
Thankyou

Yours sincerely,

helen hamill

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

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Dear Ms Hamill

Thank you for your email below. I will now forward this to the service area for consideration and will be in contact again with our Trust response.

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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Dear Ms Hamill

I refer to your Freedom of Information (FOI) request below which was received by the Western Health and Social Care Trust on 4th September 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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