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Freedom of Information Team 
Department of Health and Social Care 
39 Victoria Street 
London SW1H 0EU 
 
www.gov.uk/dhsc 
 
 
Mr Andy Wright 
By email to: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx 
18 March 2024 
 
Dear Mr Wright
 
Freedom of Information Request Reference FOI-1499166 
 
Thank you for your request dated 1 March to the Department of Health and Social Care 
(DHSC), a copy of which can be found in the accompanying annex. 
 
Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).  
 
DHSC holds some of the information you have requested.  
In answer to part (b) of your request, DHSC was informed by NHS England on 8 
November 2023 that RAAC was confirmed as present at the Royal Hampshire County 
Hospital, Winchester.  
 
We do not hold information as to when the trust was advised of this (part (a) of your 
request) and suggest that you may wish to approach Hampshire Hospitals NHS 
Foundation Trust directly. Contact details for submitting a request under the FOIA to the 
trust are here: https://www.hampshirehospitals.nhs.uk/about-us/freedom-information 
 
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to the address at the top of this letter and be submitted within two months of the date of 
this letter.  
 
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Yours sincerely, 
 
Freedom of Information Team 
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxx.xxx.xx 

 
 
Annex 
 
From: Andy Wright <xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx> 
Sent: Friday, March 1, 2024 8:32 AM 
To: FreedomofInformation <xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxx.xxx.xx> 
Subject: Freedom of Information request - RAAC in Hospitals 
 
Dear Department of Health and Social Care, 
 
The latest transparency data management information published online (link below) shows 
that RAAC has been confirmed as present at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, 
Winchester.  Can you please provide the date on which this was first confirmed to (a) 
Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust and (b) the Department of Health and Social Care? 
 
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Yours faithfully, 
 
Andy Wright