Dear Western Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland),

Please outline the following.

1) Various care agencies have contracts with WHSCT for shifts in SWAH (Enniskillen) but there is an order where the highest on the list gets first refusal.
In the years 2018, 2019, 2020 please outline the top 5 care agencies who were/ are contacted by WHSCT with shifts for SWAH, and in the order from first on the list , to fifth.

2. For the months of Oct 2018, Nov 2018, Dec 2018, Jan 2019, Feb 2019, March 2019, April 2019, please outline the following;

How many shifts were completed and paid for regarding FIRST CHOICE CARE AGENCY STAFF in SWAH, Enniskillen.

3) How much was FIRST CHOICE paid for the months above for work provided in SWAH Enniskillen.

Yours faithfully,

Joan Corrigan

FOI Request, Western Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Ms Corrigan

I refer to your Freedom of information request below which we acknowledged today. We issued your request to the service area for consideration and they have asked for some clarification - see below;

- does your request relate to all agencies or is it for a category of staff i.e. nursing, nursing assistants/HCAs, medical, social work. Etc.?

We will put your request on hold until we receive this clarification and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Western Health & Social Care Trust
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Dear FOI Request,

My request refers to HCAs.

Question one refers to the top 5 care agencies for HCAs in SWAH.

Two refers to FIRST CHOICE for HCAs

Three refers to FIRST CHOICE. HCAs.
Thanks

Yours sincerely,

Joan Corrigan

Dear FOI Request,
Can you please confirm that you received my clarification on this request and are working on a response?

Yours sincerely,

Joan Corrigan

FOI Request, Western Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Ms Corrigan

I refer to your Freedom of Information (FOI) request below which was received by the Western Health and Social Care Trust on 10th February 2020. Please see attached a Trust response to your request.

Regards

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Western Health & Social Care Trust
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Dear FOI Request,

Thank you for your recent response which was quite helpful, however, there are two issues with the answer provided.

1) I asked
" For the months of Oct 2018, Nov 2018, Dec 2018, Jan 2019, Feb 2019, March
2019, April 2019, please outline the following;

How many shifts were completed and paid for regarding FIRST CHOICE CARE
AGENCY STAFF in SWAH, Enniskillen. "

Your response has added up all the shifts when I did not ask you to; my request clearly asks for each month's shift amount separately. Please respond with the separate amount for each month , that is 7 answers ( 7 months.) Thanks.

Also,
In question three, when I asked,

3) How much was FIRST CHOICE paid for the months above for work provided
in SWAH Enniskillen.

..and you provided a table of figures..these figures are helpful, however, you also wrote;

"This is the amount paid to first choice for HCAs in that month but may
not relate to the work undertaken in that month. "

As you have not clarified what you mean by that and it gives a misleading answer - I am asking for clarification. I imagine what you are saying is that FC may be paid by WHSCT in Oct 2018 for work that was done in Sept 2018?

So I will re-phrase and ask for clarity.

Can you please provide me with the figures paid to FC for the work specifically and solely done by FC HCAs in the months as follows;

Amount paid for work done in Oct 2018
Amount paid for work done in Nov 2018
Amount paid for work done in Dec 2018
Amount paid for work done in Jan 2019
Amount paid for work done in Feb 2019
Amount paid for work done in March 2019
Amount paid for work done in April 2019.

Thanks
Sincerely
Joan Corrigan.

FOI Request, Western Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Ms Corrigan

I refer to your email and query below regarding our FOI response issued to you. We have now forwarded this to the service area for consideration and we will contact you again when this has been received.

Kind Regards

Freedom of Information Office
Western Health & Social Care Trust
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Dear FOI Request,
Please outline when a response will be forthcoming.

Yours sincerely,

Joan Corrigan

FOI Request, Western Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Ms Corrigan

As advised, your email has been sent to the service area for their consideration and response.

You will be aware of the significant pressures on our health and social care services during this time due to the outbreak of CoVid19 (Coronavirus). We are asking our staff to prioritise their duties as front line health and social care workers.  We believe other duties within their role such as responding to legislative requirements under FoI and the processing of Subject Access Requests will be significantly delayed due to the need to prioritise professional caring duties and respond to the emergency. 

Your request has been logged and in the event that the service are unable to respond at this time, it will be kept on file and it is expected that we will respond as we work to recover many services after the outbreak is over.

Kind Regards

Teresa Molloy
Director of Performance & Service Improvement
Western Health & Social Care Trust

Freedom of Information Office
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