Smoking and mental health inpatient services

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

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The request was partially successful.

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

FOI HywelDda (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information), Hywel Dda University Health Board

Thank you for your recent request for the supply of information from Hywel Dda University Health Board.

Under the Act, the Health Board is required to supply the information to you within 20 working days. If this is not possible, a further letter will be sent advising you of the progress made in satisfying your request.

Please find attached our leaflet giving guidance on our procedure for managing requests for information that is covered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Yours sincerely

Rebecca Davies

Freedom of Information Officer/Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth

Rhif Ffôn / Telephone Number: 01267 239892 (WHTN 01825 4892)
E-bost/ Email: [email address]
 
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda yw enw gweithredol Bwrdd Iechyd Lleol Hywel Dda/
Hywel Dda University Health Board is the operational name of Hywel Dda Local Health Board

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Hello, the following clarification of this request may be helpful:

To clarify questions 2 and 3, I would be looking for the number of occasions, rather than the number of individual patients.

I.E if one patient had failed to return from leave on three occasions that year, that this would count as 3 rather than 1 in the figures.

Kind regards,
Claire Wilde

FOI HywelDda (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information), Hywel Dda University Health Board

Dear Claire,

Thank you for your email, we will action accordingly.

In light with your change to your request please note your revised deadline is 4 March 2020.

However we will try to get this responded to as soon as possible.

Diolch/Thank you,

Hannah Jones.

Corporate Information Officer/Swyddog Gwybodaeth Corfforaethol

Rhif Ffôn / Telephone Number: 01267 239654(WHTN 01825 4654)
E-bost/ Email: [email address]

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Katie Jenner (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information Officer), Hywel Dda University Health Board

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Dear Claire

 

Please find attached our response to your Freedom of Information request.

 

Yours Sincerely

 

 

Katie Jenner

Senior Corporate Information Officer/Uwch Swyddog Gwybodaeth Corfforaethol

Hywel Dda University Health Board/Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda

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SA31 3BB

 

Rhif Ffôn / Telephone Number: 01267 239730 (WHTN 01825 4730)

E-bost: Email: [1][email address]

 

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda yw enw gweithredol Bwrdd Iechyd Lleol
Hywel Dda / Hywel Dda University Health Board is the operational name of
Hywel Dda Local Health Board

 

 

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