Scale (value, cost, quantity etc.) of lost equipment

Aditya Arora made this Freedom of Information request to South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,

Can you please provide information on the scale (value, cost, quantity etc.) of lost equipment (high value and high worth assets) for Ambulance Services?

Yours faithfully,
Aditya Arora

Information Governance, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Aditya,

 

Thank you for your request for information which we received on 14/1/19.

 

We have now made an initial review of the question you submitted however
before we can proceed further please can you provide clarification on the
following:

 

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|Can you please provide information |Which is the time period for the |
|on the scale (value, cost, quantity|data requested you would like to |
|etc.) of lost equipment (high value|focus on? |
|and high worth assets) for | |
|Ambulance Services? |  |
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|  |By ‘lost’ do you mean any equipment |
| |which has gone missing from the |
| |Trust? |
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| |Please also specify exactly what |
| |information you would like about |
| |each ‘lost’ item (i.e. your use of |
| |‘etc’ needs to be clarified) We will|
| |then be able to see if the |
| |information you would like is |
| |extractable.   |
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Your Freedom of Information Request will now be put on hold until
clarification is received. We will respond to your request within 19
working days upon receipt of the clarification. If we do not receive
clarification by 29/1/19 we will assume you no longer require this
information and abort the request.

 

Kind regards,

Clare Lunk | Assistant Information Governance Manager
South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

 

Direct Line 01392 261 603 | Web [1]www.swast.nhs.uk | E-Mail
[email address]

Trust Headquarters, Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter, EX2 7HY, TrustHQ

 

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Dear Information Governance,

Please see the details below:

- Time-frame: Information for 2017 and 2018
- What is meant by high value and high worth assets: High value >£500 or of High worth = of clinical importance in Emergency and Urgent care provision
- By ‘lost’ items do we mean any equipment which has gone missing from the Trust? In respect of the ambulance or make ready location

Hope this answers your query

Yours sincerely,
Aditya Arora

Information Governance, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Aditya

 

I refer to your request for information under the provisions of the
Freedom of Information Act.  Following a careful review of your request,
the Trust’s response has been provided as below.

 

Information requested Trust response
Can you please provide information Regrettably, the Trust is not
on the scale (value, cost, quantity currently in a position where we are
etc.) of lost equipment (high value able to provide this information to
and high worth assets) for Ambulance you. Although the data does exist in
Services? our current systems to collate it in
a reportable format for you would
  require a lengthy and manual
interrogation across a number of
Time period: ‘Information for 2017 platforms and reporting mechanisms.
and 2018’ Our Logistics Operations Manager has
estimated that this process would
  take in excess of the stipulated time
and cost limit specified within the
Your definition of ‘High Value’: Freedom of Information Act.
>£500 Consequently, we are therefore
exempting your request under Section
  12 of the Freedom of Information Act.

Your definition of ‘High Worth’: ‘of  
clinical importance in Emergency and
Urgent care provision’ Our systems are however in the
process of changing. In line with the
  recent Carter review, the Trust is in
the process of risk assessing the
Your definition of ‘lost’: ‘any current system and developing a
equipment which has gone missing business case for a more effective
from an ambulance or make ready system to implement in the near
location’ future. Whilst this unfortunately
does not allow us to address your FOI
  request in the present moment, we
hope this project work reassures you
  that the Trust is committed to
improving our reporting mechanisms
for our organisation and service
users.  

 

 

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Regulations, if you wish to publish or otherwise use this information
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In the first instance you may write to the Chief Executive of this Trust

 

Mr Ken Wenman

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Abbey Court

Eagle Way

Exeter  EX2 7HY

 

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Kind regards

 

Clare Lunk | Assistant Information Governance Manager

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

[1]cid:[email address]

 

Direct Line 01392 261 603 

Web [2]www.swast.nhs.uk

E-Mail [3][email address]

Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter EX2 7HY

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