19 Nov 2019
Dear Department of Health and Social Care,
Some years ago, directed by university GP rather than my own, I underwent surgery at St. Barts Hospital, London. The procedure was botched, my health is affected and its doubtful surgery was required. For considerable time I sought to challenge but recourse is denied. Despite significant efforts to secure medical records I was unable to do so and not long after meeting a hospital director, the Records Dept' destroyed them; despite protests. The ICO fails to assist.
Authorities seek to bury this matter and it looks like they've achieved their aim.
In cases where it can be demonstrated the health service puts its own interests before the patient, does the Dept of Health have contingency policy for the patient?
ps this is not the first time this query has been submitted
Dear Mr Walsh,
Thank you for your email. I am sorry to hear of the difficulties you have experienced.
As your request is not for recorded information, it is not a Freedom of Information request. We have therefore passed your query to the correspondence team for handling.
Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries
Department of Health and Social Care
Thanks fo your message.
Adjusted the last para of my message to conform to FOI format: ....Kindly reference policy document dealing with cases where it is evident the health service (regional/local) puts its own interests before that of the patients; that's to say, interests outside the patients health interests.
Dear Mr Walsh,
Thank you for your email.
I apologise that your original request had not been correctly logged and consequently was not responded to. Your request has now been logged and we will aim to provide a response within 20 working days.
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