Spinal Cord Injury Centres (REF: TCN/2018)

Tim Nicholson made this Freedom of Information request to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

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Dear Cardiff and Vale University Health Board,

I work for the Spinal Injuries Association, the leading national user-led charity supporting spinal cord injured people and their families.

Being a user led organisation SIA understand the challenges of living with a spinal cord injury. We strive to support all people living with SCI to access the services and support they need to stay healthy and live full, fulfilling and active lives.

Part of my role is to assist the Head of Public Affairs with FOI requests, such as the one that follows.

As a request under the Freedom of Information Act, please provide the following information in respect of the Welsh Spinal Injuries and Neurological Rehabilitation Unit.

1. In each of the following years, how many bed days were lost due to delayed discharges from the centre?

(a) 2012/13;
(b) 2015/16;
(c) 2017/18.

For the purposes of this question, we are using the NHS’s definition of a delayed discharge which is:- A delayed transfer of care from acute or non-acute (including community and mental health) care occurs when a patient is ready to depart from such care and is still occupying a bed. This is counted from the first day.

2. In each of the following years, what was the centre’s total budget?

(a) 2012/13;
(b) 2015/16;
(c) 2017/18.

3. In each of the following years, what was the centre’s actual expenditure?

(a) 2012/13;
(b) 2015/16;
(c) 2017/18.

If you have any queries or require clarification on any of these questions, please contact me on 01908 694191 ext 220 or email me at [email address].

Thanks for your help with this request.

Yours faithfully,

Tim Nicholson

FOI Requests (Cardiff and Vale UHB - Information Governance), Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Dear Tim Nicholson,

I am writing in response to your e-mail below requesting information from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives individuals the right to access official information. The Act allows the right to request any recorded information held by a public authority, such as Cardiff and Vale UHB. A request can be made for any information it is thought a public authority may hold. The right only covers recorded information which includes information held on computers, in emails and in printed or handwritten documents as well as images, video and audio recordings.

A request can take the form of a question, rather than a request for specific documents, but an authority does not have to answer your question if this would mean creating new information or giving an opinion or judgment that is not already recorded.

As you are making a request under the Freedom of Information Act the UHB will consider your request in accordance with the Act and in line with the appropriate guidance issued by the Information Commissioner as detailed below.

The UHB will:

• identify which questions amount to requests for information held on record;

• be ready to offer advice and assistance that is reasonable in the circumstances; and

• provide a response in line with the requirements of the legislation.

I would now like to confirm that your request has been forwarded to the relevant department to action. A further response will be issued in due course.

As your request is being dealt with under FoI, there is a deadline of 20 working days for response to be issued.

Yours sincerely,
Abigail Coultis
Information Governance
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
02920 744870

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FOI Requests (Cardiff and Vale UHB - Information Governance), Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

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Dear Mr Nicholson,

 

I am writing further to your e-mail below requesting information from
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

I can now confirm that the UHB has completed a search of its records and
has established it does hold information falling within the confines of
your request and is in a position to respond to your request. Please see
attached above the information that can be disclosed which I trust is
sufficient for your purposes.

 

Should you have any queries or need clarification on any aspect of this
response please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to:

 

Sian Rowlands
Head of Corporate Governance
Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board
Executive Headquarters
University Hospital of Wales
Heath Park
Cardiff
CF14 4XW

 

If you are not content with the outcome of any complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally the
Information Commissioners Office cannot make a decision unless you have
exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the UHB.

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office - Wales

2nd Floor Churchill House

Churchill Way

Cardiff
CF10 2HH

 

Yours sincerely,

Daniel Jones

Information Governance

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

02920 744870

 

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