Smoking and mental health inpatient services

Claire Wilde made this Freedom of Information request to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board as part of a batch sent to 73 authorities

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Hello,

I hope you're well.

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please can you provide separate information for each of your hospitals/facilities providing mental health inpatient services:

- Is the hospital smokefree (i.e. does not allow smoking anywhere on hospital grounds) and, if yes, what date did this happen?
- How many patients/service users have absconded/gone AWOL while on leave for each separate calendar year since 2000 (or for each year you have information)?
- Of these, how many patients/service users have absconded/gone AWOL while on leave to have a cigarette or where the report mentions cigarettes for each separate calendar year since 2000 (or for each year you have information)?
- When looking at all incident reports (not just those in which a patient absconded), how many incident reports mentioned "smoking", "smoke", "cigarette" or "lighter" a) in 2017, b) in 2018 and c) in 2019?

If this request will come in above the cost limit, please advise how I might refine it.

Yours faithfully,

Claire Wilde

Rona Button (Aneurin Bevan UHB - Corporate Services), Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Dear Ms Wilde,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act received today, 15 January. We have allocated it the following reference number, FOI 20-017, and will be in contact again shortly. We aim to respond to all Freedom of Information requests within 20 working days from the date of receipt.

In the meantime, if we can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Rona Button
Rheolwr Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol - Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Corporate Services Manager - Freedom of Information

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Aneurin Bevan/Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Ystafell 043, Pencadlys, Ysbyty Sant Cadog, Ffordd y Lodj, Caerllion, Casnewydd, NP18 3XQ/Room 043, Headquarters, St Cadoc's Hospital, Lodge Road, Caerleon, Newport, NP18 3XQ
E-bost/E-mail: [email address]
Ffôn/Tel: Extension 55956 or (01633) 435956 (external)

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Rona Button (Aneurin Bevan UHB - Corporate Services), Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

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Dear Ms Wilde,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, received on 7 January.

Please find attached the Health Board's response to this request.

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me using the details provided below.

Yours sincerely,

Rona Button
Rheolwr Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol - Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Corporate Services Manager - Freedom of Information
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Aneurin Bevan/Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Ystafell 043, Pencadlys, Ysbyty Sant Cadog, Ffordd y Lodj, Caerllion, Casnewydd, NP18 3XQ/Room 043, Headquarters, St Cadoc's Hospital, Lodge Road, Caerleon, Newport, NP18 3XQ
E-bost/E-mail: [email address]
Ff?n/Tel: Extension 55956 or (01633) 435956 (external)

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Rona Button (Aneurin Bevan UHB - Corporate Services), Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

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Dear Ms Wilde,

Please accept my apologies that I did not attach the enclosure to my original email.

Yours sincerely,

Rona Button
Rheolwr Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol - Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Corporate Services Manager - Freedom of Information
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Aneurin Bevan/Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Ystafell 043, Pencadlys, Ysbyty Sant Cadog, Ffordd y Lodj, Caerllion, Casnewydd, NP18 3XQ/Room 043, Headquarters, St Cadoc's Hospital, Lodge Road, Caerleon, Newport, NP18 3XQ
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Many thanks - I note the way the data is set out (in combined tables) means many of the figures are suppressed because they are small numbers.

Would you be able to provide column totals too please? E.g. total number presenting each year with dental problems, and so on.

Many thanks in advance,
Claire Wilde

Rona Button (Aneurin Bevan UHB - Corporate Services), Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Dear Ms Wilde,

Thank you for your email, and I am sorry that it has been necessary for you to contact me again.

I can confirm the following totals:

2014-2015 - 874 people
2015-2016 - 865 people
2016-2017 - 809 people
2017-2018 - 769 people
2018-2019 - 771 people
2019- 1 January 2020 - 630 people

I hope that this information is useful to you and sufficient for your requirements.

Yours sincerely,

Rona Button
Rheolwr Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol - Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Corporate Services Manager - Freedom of Information

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Aneurin Bevan/Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Ystafell 043, Pencadlys, Ysbyty Sant Cadog, Ffordd y Lodj, Caerllion, Casnewydd, NP18 3XQ/Room 043, Headquarters, St Cadoc's Hospital, Lodge Road, Caerleon, Newport, NP18 3XQ
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Ffôn/Tel: Extension 55956 or (01633) 435956 (external)

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Many thanks for this. Can I ask - do the figures relate to A&E only or do they also include any minor injury units/walk-in centres?

With many thanks in advance,

Claire Wilde

Rona Button (Aneurin Bevan UHB - Corporate Services), Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Dear Ms Wilde,

The Health Board does not have any walk-in centres, and the information therefore includes A&E departments and minor injuries units, as requested.

Yours sincerely,

Rona Button
Rheolwr Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol - Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Corporate Services Manager - Freedom of Information

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Aneurin Bevan/Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Ystafell 043, Pencadlys, Ysbyty Sant Cadog, Ffordd y Lodj, Caerllion, Casnewydd, NP18 3XQ/Room 043, Headquarters, St Cadoc's Hospital, Lodge Road, Caerleon, Newport, NP18 3XQ
E-bost/E-mail: [email address]
Ffôn/Tel: Extension 55956 or (01633) 435956 (external)

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Rona Button (Aneurin Bevan UHB - Corporate Services), Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

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Dear Ms Wilde,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, received on 15 January.

Please find attached the Health Board's response to this request.

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me using the details provided below.

Yours sincerely,

Rona Button
Rheolwr Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol - Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Corporate Services Manager - Freedom of Information
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Aneurin Bevan/Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Ystafell 043, Pencadlys, Ysbyty Sant Cadog, Ffordd y Lodj, Caerllion, Casnewydd, NP18 3XQ/Room 043, Headquarters, St Cadoc's Hospital, Lodge Road, Caerleon, Newport, NP18 3XQ
E-bost/E-mail: [email address]
Ff?n/Tel: Extension 55956 or (01633) 435956 (external)

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