Repair and Maintenance of Hospital/Trust Watermains and Sewers

Daniel Hodgkinson made this Freedom of Information request to University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

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From: Daniel Hodgkinson

1 October 2010

Dear University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust,

1. Could you please provide a list of names and contact details for
the Trust/Hospital representatives who are responsible for managing
the repair and maintenance of water-mains and sewers on/within your
properties/premises.

2. Does the Trust/Hospital have a contractor(s) in place to deliver
your statutory duties with respect to the below activities:

Mitigating water loss from mains on/within all Trust/Hospital
property/premises. The Water Authorities undergo leakage detection
exercises and have powers to insist leaks are repaired without
delay.
Preventing Pollution of groundwater from poorly maintained and
leaking sewers on council land. Recent laws place the burden for
any pollution event upon the polluter (polluter pays)
Maintaining appropriate levels of water quality within
Trust/Hospital networks - Legislation places various obligations on
network owners for maintaining the quality of water on their
premises and to get the appropriate approvals before
up-grading/maintenance works are carried out.

3. Can you please provide the name and address of the contractor(s)
currently undertaking the work activities listed in point 2 above?

4. Can you please confirm the nature of the contract that you have
with these contractors and when the contract(s) is/are due to be
renewed?

5. Could you please confirm that should a contractor be required
for relatively minor repair and maintenance work to mains and sewer
on Hospital/Trust property there wouldn’t be a need for such a
contractor to be apply to be included on an approved list of
contractors

Yours faithfully,

Daniel Hodgkinson

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From: Sarah da Silva
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

4 October 2010

Dear Mr Hodgkinson

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

We will respond within 20 working days.

Kind Regards

Sarah da Silva Assistant Information Governance Manager University
Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

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From: Da Silva, Sarah
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

30 October 2010

Freedom of Information Request
Ref:
UHB10/240

Dear Mr Hodgkinson

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. I am able to provide the following response to your
questions:

1. Could you please provide a list of names and contact details for the
Trust/Hospital representatives who are responsible for managing the repair
and maintenance of water-mains and sewers on/within your
properties/premises.

Nigel Phillips General Manager Estates Maintenance 0117
3422070

2. Does the Trust/Hospital have a contractor(s) in place to deliver your
statutory duties with respect to the below activities:

Yes. The Trust employs a number of Contractors to assist, along with our
own direct labour force to maintain the integrity of all pipe services on
the estate to ensure compliance with Statutory duties, as well as
Department of Health Technical Notes.

Mitigating water loss from mains on/within all Trust/Hospital property /
premises:

The Water Authorities undergo leakage detection exercises and have powers
to insist leaks are repaired without delay.

Preventing Pollution of groundwater from poorly maintained and leaking
sewers on council land:

Recent laws place the burden for any pollution event upon the polluter
(polluter pays)

Maintaining appropriate levels of water quality within Trust/Hospital
networks:

Legislation places various obligations on network owners for maintaining
the quality of water on their premises and to get the appropriate
approvals before up-grading/maintenance works are carried out.

3. Can you please provide the name and address of the contractor(s)
currently undertaking the work activities listed in point 2 above?

Cordon Sanitaire, PO Box 218, Bridgewater Road, Bristol BS99 7AU

RV Mechanical Services, Bilton House, 144High Street, Yatton, North
Somerset BS49 4AD

South West Plumbing Solutions, 9, Lower Moor Road, Yate, BS37 7 PQ

JP Services South West, Unit 7 Kenn Court Business Park, Roman Farm Road,
Hengrove, Bristol BS4 1UL

Bristol Water Services, PO Box 218, Bridgewater Road Bristol BS99 7AU

Wessex Water, Claverton Down Road Bath BA2 7WW

Severnside Services Ltd, Dyno Rod, Bristol BS2 9LU

4. Can you please confirm the nature of the contract that you have with
these contractors and when the contract(s) is/are due to be renewed?

Annual Contracts running from April until March, or for breakdown repairs
the appointment may be via competitive tender.

5. Could you please confirm that should a contractor be required for
relatively minor repair and maintenance work to mains and sewer on
Hospital/Trust property there wouldn't be a need for such a contractor to
be apply to be included on an approved list of contractors.

Contractors are normally required to be registered with Constructionline;
which is the Government's recommended procurement system for Public
bodies.

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right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to:

Dr Peter Harrowing

Legal Services

Trust Headquarters

Marlborough Street

Bristol

BS1 3NU

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
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confidentiality of all requestors in this instance and will not disclose
any personal details.

Yours sincerely

Sarah da Silva

Assistant Information Governance Manager

0117 34 20971 - (Monday to Wednesday when I am based at IM&T)

0117 34 23752 - (Thursday & Friday when I am based at Legal Services)

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

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