Use of temporary (agency) physiotherapists and occupational therapists

Rose Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

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Dear Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust,

Please could you provide details of the number of temporary (agency) staff you had in place on 15th January 2018 in each of the following categories:

- occupational therapists
- physiotherapists

Yours faithfully,

Rose Smith

SWBH-GM-FOIRequests (SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM HOSPITALS NHS TRUST), Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Thank you for your freedom of information request received on 25th January 2018 (below).

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Kind regards.

Clare Dooley
Head of Corporate Governance/Trust Board Secretary
0121 507 3837 / 07970 229794
[email address]
Trust Headquarters, Health and Wellbeing Centre, Sandwell General Hospital, Lyndon, West Bromwich B71 4HJ

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SWBH-GM-FOIRequests (SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM HOSPITALS NHS TRUST), Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay in providing the response to your freedom of information request, due to internal capacity issues. I am in the process of ensuring all responses that are outstanding are provided within the next 10 working days.

With kind regards.

Clare Dooley
Head of Corporate Governance/Trust Board Secretary
0121 507 3837
[email address]
Trust Headquarters, Health and Wellbeing Centre, Sandwell General Hospital, Lyndon, West Bromwich B71 4HJ

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