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Use of herbicide containing Glyphosate on hospital grounds

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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

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Good Morning Juliet

Please see attached an acknowledgement of your request.

Best regards
FOI Team, Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Juliet

Please see attached the response to your request.

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Dear Information Officer,

Thank you for your reply.

I am wondering if you could please clarify whether the volume of chemical herbicide used in 2021 at 559 litres, represents the concentrated/undiluted volume of chemical herbicide or the diluted volume of chemical herbicide used.

Kind regards

Juliet Ferguson

FreedomofInformation (GREAT WESTERN HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Hi Juliet

This was the diluted amount

Regards
Carole

Best Regards
Carole Sheppard
Freedom of Information Team
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Great Western Hospital
Marlborough Road
Swindon SN3 6BB

E: [Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust request email]

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