Use of herbicide containing Glyphosate on hospital grounds

The request was successful.

Juliet Ferguson

Dear Information Officer,

This is a request under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. I would like to request the following information:

What is your policy for weed control in the hospital's grounds?
Do you use herbicides containing glyphosate eg Roundup, Weedol etc
If yes, what do you use
What areas have been sprayed with herbicides containing glyphosate?
What is your policy on the use of glyphosate?
What precautions were taken ahead of its use?

For the calendar years 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022, please can you tell me:

The volume of these herbicides you have you used
The cost

I would like to receive the information electronically - preferably in an Excel format. If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, or the request is too broad or too vague, I would be grateful if you could contact me and provide assistance as to how I could refine the request.

Many thanks.

Juliet Ferguson

FOI (EAST LONDON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), East London NHS Foundation Trust

Information Governance Department
Charter House
7 Alma Street
Luton
LU1 2PJ
Email: [East London NHS Foundation Trust request email]

Our Ref: FOI DA4227

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FOI (EAST LONDON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), East London NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Juliet,

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

Yours sincerely

Shuchi Joshi (she/her)

FOI Team
East London NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

 

 

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Dear Ms. Joshi,

Thanks for your reply. It seems that your subcontractor, OCS Group, failed to provide information in relation to the cost and volume of glyphosate used for the calendar years 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

I would be obliged if this information could please be provided at your earliest convenience in order to complete my request.

Yours sincerely,

Juliet Ferguson

FOI (EAST LONDON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), East London NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Juliet,

As we contract OCS to provide a number of services on behalf of the Trust, we do not hold this information and are therefore unable to provide it.

Kind regards,

Lara Cousens
Information Governance Manager - Information Rights
East London NHS Foundation Trust

Information Governance Team
Charter House, 7 Alma Street, Luton, LU1 2PJ
e) [email address]
t) 07940001136
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