Termination of life support child AB

Alison Stevens made this Freedom of Information request to Barts Health NHS Trust

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Dear Barts Health NHS Trust,
Can you please answer the following questions with regards to this Freedom of Information Request
1. How much money has the Trust spent on Legal fees so far in the attempt to terminate the life support of child AB at the Royal London Hospital Whitechapel ?
2. Can you please forward me a copy of the Trust policy with reference to the Termination of patients life support?
3, How many cases have the Trust taken to Court in the past five calendar to terminate the life of a patient in their care?

Yours faithfully,

Alison Stevens

BARTSHEALTH, Foi (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST), Barts Health NHS Trust

Dear Alison Stevens

Your Request for Information: FOI-0387-22

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Yours faithfully,

Freedom of Information Team
Barts Health NHS Trust
Information Governance (FOI)
Shape Your Story
Floor 9, 20 Churchill Place
London, E14 5HJ

Website: www.bartshealth.nhs.uk
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KHAN, Salima (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST), Barts Health NHS Trust

Barts Health NHS Trust
Churchill Place Offices
9th Floor,
20 Churchill Place,
Canary Wharf,
London,
E14 5HJ

Salima Khan
Freedom of Information Officer
Information Governance Department
I Email: [email address]
Web: http://www.bartshealth.nhs.uk/

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KHAN, Salima (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST), Barts Health NHS Trust

KHAN, Salima (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST) would like to recall the message, “Freedom of Information request - Termination of life support child AB”.

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BARTSHEALTH, Foi (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST), Barts Health NHS Trust

Dear Alison Stevens

The Trust has received your request, however, before we can proceed we require some clarification from you.

You have asked for

1. How much money has the Trust spent on Legal fees so far in the attempt to terminate the life support of child AB at the Royal London Hospital Whitechapel ?
2. Can you please forward me a copy of the Trust policy with reference to the Termination of patients life support?
3, How many cases have the Trust taken to Court in the past five calendar to terminate the life of a patient in their care?

We do not make court applications to "terminate life", therefore, please could you provide clarification on the questions above?

In accordance with the FOI Act and the FOI Code of Practice, your request will be put on hold while we wait your clarification and the clock restarted once sufficient clarification has been received. If we do not receive a clarification from you within 2 months of this email we will consider the request closed.

If you decide that you no longer require the information that you have requested, we would encourage you to withdraw your request so that our team can focus on other requests and our services can focus on other work.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Team
Barts Health NHS Trust
Information Governance (FOI)
Shape Your Story
Floor 9, 20 Churchill Place
London, E14 5HJ

Website: www.bartshealth.nhs.uk
[Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

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Dear BARTSHEALTH, Foi (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST),
Clarification you asked me to comply with reference to my Freedom of Information request .
Child AB is stated to be brain dead by evidence given by your medical staff within the RCJ. High Court of appeal .
Thus there is no chance of any recovery.
So how much money has the Hospital Trust spent on legal fees so fat with regards to termination of life support because AB has no chance of recovery ?

Yours sincerely,

Alison Stevens

Dear BARTSHEALTH, Foi (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST),
Could please forward me a copy of the Trust policy which clarifies and determines when life support should be terminated

Yours sincerely,

Alison Stevens

BARTSHEALTH, Foi (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST), Barts Health NHS Trust

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Dear Alison Stevens

 

Please find attached the Trust’s response to your request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Team

Barts Health NHS Trust

Information Governance (FOI)

Shape Your Story

Floor 9, 20 Churchill Place

London, E14 5HJ

 

Website: [1]www.bartshealth.nhs.uk 

[2][Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

   

Please note our new Freedom of Information email address –
[3][Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear BARTSHEALTH, Foi (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST),
I am writing to request an internal review into the Hospital Trust breach of compliance time with regards to this Freedom of Information request.

Yours sincerely,

Alison Stevens

BARTSHEALTH, Foi (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST), Barts Health NHS Trust

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Dear Alison

 

Thank you for your email requesting an internal review. We note that you
have not expressed any issues with decisions we have taken, therefore we
decline to conduct an internal review.

 

The Trust believes that we did not breach the compliance time and that we
complied with the Cabinet Office FOI Code of Practice when asking for
clarification. We responded as soon as we could, but we apologise that
processing the request took longer than you were anticipating.

 

We can see that you have made a further request for the information,
referenced FOI-0554-22, we can confirm that our initial response still
stands as the Trust has not yet received the information at the time of
your request. If you would like to withdraw this further request and make
another request in one month time, please could you inform us that you
would like to withdraw.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Barts Health  NHS   Freedom of Information Team
 Trust
Information Governance Department
Churchill Place Offices
* Email: [Barts Health NHS Trust request email]   
9^th Floor,
8 Web: [1]http://www.bartshealth.nhs.uk/  
20 Churchill Place,
Canary Wharf,  

London,
E14 5HJ

 

 

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