Prisoner Healthcare Costs

Robert Jones made this Freedom of Information request to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

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Dear Cardiff and Vale University Health Board,

1. Can you provide me with a breakdown of how much prisoner healthcare at HMP Cardiff costs the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

2. Can you provide a breakdown of this information for the following time periods - 2015/2016 and 2016/2017.

Yours faithfully,

Robert Jones

Vanessa Clement-Pugh (Cardiff and Vale UHB - Information Governance), Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Dear Mr Jones,

I am writing in response to your e-mail below requesting information from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (The UHB) under the Freedom of Information Act.
The Freedom of Information Act gives individuals the right to access official information. The Act allows the right to request any recorded information held by a public authority, such as Cardiff and Vale UHB. A request can be made for any information it is thought a public authority may hold. The right only covers recorded information which includes information held on computers, in emails and in printed or handwritten documents as well as images, video and audio recordings.

A request can take the form of a question, rather than a request for specific documents, but an authority does not have to answer your question if this would mean creating new information or giving an opinion or judgment that is not already recorded.

As you are making a request under the Freedom of Information Act the UHB will consider your request in accordance with the Act and in line with the appropriate guidance issued by the Information Commissioner as detailed below.

The UHB will:
• identify which questions amount to requests for information held on record;
• be ready to offer advice and assistance that is reasonable in the circumstances; and
• provide a response in line with the requirements of the legislation.

I would now like to confirm that your request has been forwarded to the relevant department to action. A further response will be issued in due course.

As your request is being dealt with under FoI there is a deadline of 20 working days from the day following receipt of the request for response to be issued.

Yours Sincerely,

Vanessa Clement-Pugh
Gwybodaeth Awdurdodol - Corfforaethol - Swyddog Rheoli Gwybodaeth
Information Governance – Information Governance Officer

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Ann Morgan (Cardiff and Vale UHB - Information Governance), Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

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Dear Mr Jones.


I am writing further to your e-mail below requesting information From
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.


I can confirm the UHB has completed a search through its records for the
information you requested and has established that it does hold
information falling within the confines of your request and is now in a
position to respond. Please see attached above the information that can be
disclosed which I trust is sufficient for your purposes.


Should you have any queries or need clarification on any aspect of this
response please do not hesitate to contact me directly.


If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to:

Mr Peter Welsh

Director of Corporate Governance

Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board

Executive Headquarters

University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park


CF14 4XW


If you are not content with the outcome of any complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally the
Information Commissioners Office (ICO) cannot make a decision unless you
have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the UHB.

The ICO can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office - Wales

2nd Floor Churchill House

Churchill Way


CF10 2HH


Yours sincerely



Ann Morgan


Llywodraethu Corfforaethol - Uwch Reolwr Gwybodaeth a Chyfathrebu

Corporate Governance – Senior Information and Communication Manager

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Caerdydd a'r Fro / Cardiff and Vale UHB

Ffôn / Tel 02920 744870


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