Dear Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust,

Please could you let me know the answer to the questions below relating to the Trust’s taxi and patient transport services.

1. Who currently provides the Trust’s taxi service?
2. What is the Trust’s annual spend on all taxi services?
3. Who is responsible for managing this service and what are their phone, email and postal contact details?
4. How do you advertise this service for competitive tender, when did this last take place and when will it next be undertaken?

Yours faithfully,

Sobya Bibi

FOI (Dudley & Walsall MHPT), Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Dear Sir/Madam
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - Dudley & Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust Ref: FOI 2257

Thank you for your request for information under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We started work on this request on 12 January 2017. As per section 10 of the Act, you can expect a reply no later than 20 working days from this date.

There may be a fee payable for this information. This will be considered and you will be informed if a fee is payable. In this event the fee must be paid before the information is processed and released. The 20 day time limit for responses is suspended until receipt of the payment. If there is a fee payable we will write to you again to let you know the process in this event.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent the release of the information you have requested. We will assess whether any of the exemption categories apply to your request (as per PART 11 of the Act) and if they do, or if there is a delay due to the application of an exemption we will write to you again.

If any further assistance in this matter is required, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Linda Wix
Corporate Governance Support Officer
Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
               
Contact Details:
External number:   01384 325026
Internal extension: 65026

Email: [email address]

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust
Trust HQ
Trafalgar House, 2nd Floor
47-49 King Street
Dudley, DY2 8PS

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FOI (Dudley & Walsall MHPT), Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Dear Sir/Madam

Please see below the Trust's response to your FOI request. I can confirm that your request has now been closed.

1. Who currently provides the Trust’s taxi service?

Walsall - 1. Yellow Taxis. 2. Ablewell
Dudley - Crown Taxis

2. What is the Trust’s annual spend on all taxi services?

Dudley = £6,884.85
Walsall = £6,346.60
(based on spend from April 2016 to December 2016, i.e. 9 months)

3. Who is responsible for managing this service and what are their phone, email and postal contact details?
Directorate Administration Manager
Clee Ward
Bushey Fields Hospital
Russells Hall
Dudley
DY1 2LZ
01902 607000

4. How do you advertise this service for competitive tender, when did this last take place
The two Local Authorities provided approved taxi company lists and 12 companies were asked to quote for the provision of the service to the Trust on 5 November 2015. Subsequently one year contracts were awarded from 1 December 2015 with the option to extend for a further three 12 monthly increments.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact me. If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request please contact the Information Governance Manager on 01384 325013 or email [email address].

You can also refer to the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Telephone: 01625 545700
www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

Linda Wix
Corporate Governance Support Officer
Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
               
Contact Details:
External number:   01384 325026
Internal extension: 65026

Email: [email address]

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust
Trust HQ
Trafalgar House, 2nd Floor
47-49 King Street
Dudley, DY2 8PS

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Dear FOI (Dudley & Walsall MHPT),

The contact details given in the above response seem to be incorrect. The telephone number for the directorate administration manager 01902 607000 is not working. I would also be greatful if you could provide a contact name too.

Yours sincerely,

sobya

FOI (Dudley & Walsall MHPT), Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

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Dear Sobya,

 

I refer to your email below regarding the Trust’s response to your request
for information under the FOI Act dated 3 February 2017.

 

The Directorate Administration Manager is Amanda Rose. Please accept my
apologies, there was an incorrect digit in the telephone number given in
our original response, the correct telephone number is: 01922 607000.

 

If you have any further queries or concerns then please contact me.  If
you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request please contact the
Information Governance Manager on 01384 325013 or email
[1][email address].

 

You can also refer to the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Telephone: 01625 545700
[2]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

Regards,

 

Paul Lewis-Grundy

Company Secretary

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Trust HQ

Trafalgar House, 2nd Floor

47-49 King Street

Dudley, DY2 8PS

 

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