Personal injury advertising

John Hyde made this Freedom of Information request to Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

Do you have any arrangements in place with personal injury law firms
to advertise their services in your medical facilities? How many firms advertise in your facilities and what form does that take?

What was the estimated annual income in 2016/17 for your trust from personal
injury firms paying for advertising in your medical facilities?

Are there any recorded examples of personal injury firms suing your
trust with which you have these advertising arrangements?

How many complaints from patients have been made to your trust about
personal injury firms advertising in your facilities in the last year?

Yours faithfully,

John Hyde

barnsley@infreemation.co.uk, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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I can confirm that the Trust does hold the information you have requested.

Thank you for your request for information, details of which are below:

Freedom of Information Request

Do you have any arrangements in place with personal injury law firms to
advertise their services in your medical facilities? How many firms
advertise in your facilities and what form does that take?

What was the estimated annual income in 2016/17 for your trust from
personal injury firms paying for advertising in your medical facilities?

Are there any recorded examples of personal injury firms suing your trust
with which you have these advertising arrangements?

How many complaints from patients have been made to your trust about
personal injury firms advertising in your facilities in the last year?

The Trust cannot release this information as it is exempt under Section 22
of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Section 22 of the Act states that
information is exempt if the organisation intends to publish this in the
future.

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