Pager devices

Joe Howard made this Freedom of Information request to Greater Glasgow NHS Board

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Dear Greater Glasgow NHS Board,

How many pager devices are operated by the health board?
What is the monthly cost per device to the health board?
What was the total spend on pager devices for financial years 2015-16 and 2016-17?

How many bleep devices are operated by the health board?
What is the bleep cost per device to the health board?
What was the total spend on bleep devices for financial years 2015-16 and 2016-17?

Does your health board have any plans to move away from using pager/bleep devices, if so, what are the alternatives?

Yours faithfully,

Joe Howard

FOI BOARD HQ, Greater Glasgow NHS Board

Dear Mr Howard

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Our ref 13144: Pager & Bleep Devices: Acknowledgement

 

We refer to your request for information, shown below, in your email.

 

Your enquiry is being treated under our procedures for responding to
requests for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002.

 

We are dealing with your request and will endeavour to reply to you within
20 working days or fewer.  If you wish to know how matters are proceeding
with your request, please do not hesitate to contact us quoting our
reference 13144.

 

Yours sincerely,

Kay Dougans

 

Freedom of Information Officer

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Corporate HQ

J B Russell House

Gartnavel Royal Hospital Campus

1055 Great Western Road

Glasgow G12 0XH

 

[NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde request email]

 

[email address]

 

Telephone 0141 201 4460 (64460)

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FOI BOARD HQ, Greater Glasgow NHS Board

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Dear Mr Howard

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Our ref 13144: Pager & Bleep Devices: Response

 

Thank you for your request for information, in your email shown below, and
here, asking:

 

1a. How many pager devices are operated by the health board?

1b. What is the monthly cost per device to the health board?

1c. What was the total spend on pager devices for financial years 2015-16
and 2016-17?

 

2a. How many bleep devices are operated by the health board?

2b. What is the bleep  cost per device to the health board?

2c. What was the total spend on bleep devices for financial years 2015-16
and 2016-17?

 

3.  Does your health board have any plans to move away from using
pager/bleep devices, if so, what are the alternatives?

 

We are treating your request under our procedures for responding to
requests under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) and
can confirm that NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) holds information
requested by you. The information we are able to provide is shown below,
underneath each of your questions:

 

1a. How many pager devices are operated by the health board?

We can tell you that NHSGGC does not use pager devices.

 

1b. What is the monthly cost per device to the health board?

Please refer to our response to Q1a, above. NHSGGC does not use pagers so
there is no cost associated with them.

 

1c. What was the total spend on pager devices for financial years 2015-16
and 2016-17?

Please refer to our response to Qs1a and 1b, above.

 

2a. How many bleep devices are operated by the health board?

NHSGGC has 5090 bleep devices

 

2b. What is the bleep  cost per device to the health board?

There is no individual cost for bleeps; it is part of an overall contract
cost which includes the Multitone System support and ad-hoc device and
transmitter repair costs annually. Under Section 17 of FOISA I am required
to inform you that NHSGGC does not hold this information.

 

2c. What was the total spend on bleep devices for financial years 2015-16
and 2016-17?

The costs are the same for 2015-16 and 2016-17; total cost for Multitone
Systems and Device Contract per annum is £215,000

 

3.Does your health board have any plans to move away from using
pager/bleep devices, if so, what are the alternatives?

We have such no plans at this time.

 

We hope the information we have provided is helpful to you. If you require
any clarification about this letter please contact us in the first
instance.

 

If you are not satisfied with our response to your request, you have a
right to request a review of this decision within 40 working days of
receiving this response.  The procedure for consideration of a review is
detailed in the attached note. The note also describes your right to
pursue the matter with the Scottish Information Commissioner if, following
a request for review, you remain dissatisfied with the decision of NHS
Greater Glasgow and Clyde.  If following appeal to the Scottish
Information Commissioner you still remain dissatisfied with the outcome,
you have a right of appeal to the Court of Session on a point of law
against the decision of the Scottish Information Commissioner. 

 

If you wish us to review this decision, please complete the form enclosed
and return it to the Head of Administration, NHS Greater Glasgow and
Clyde, Corporate HQ, JB Russell House, Gartnavel Royal Hospital, 1055
Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0XH.

 

Yours sincerely,

Kay Dougans

 

Freedom of Information Officer

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Corporate HQ

J B Russell House

Gartnavel Royal Hospital Campus

1055 Great Western Road

Glasgow G12 0XH

 

[1][NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde request email]

 

[2][email address]

 

From: Dougans, Kay On Behalf Of FOI BOARD HQ
Sent: 18 September 2017 09:39
To: '[FOI #432510 email]'
Subject: Our ref 13144: Pager & Bleep Devices: Acknowledgement

 

Dear Mr Howard

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Our ref 13144: Pager & Bleep Devices: Acknowledgement

 

We refer to your request for information, shown below, in your email.

 

Your enquiry is being treated under our procedures for responding to
requests for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002.

 

We are dealing with your request and will endeavour to reply to you within
20 working days or fewer.  If you wish to know how matters are proceeding
with your request, please do not hesitate to contact us quoting our
reference 13144.

 

Yours sincerely,

Kay Dougans

 

Freedom of Information Officer

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Corporate HQ

J B Russell House

Gartnavel Royal Hospital Campus

1055 Great Western Road

Glasgow G12 0XH

 

[3][NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde request email]

 

[4][email address]

 

Telephone 0141 201 4460 (64460)

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