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Dear Swansea Bay University Health Board,

Please can I make an FOI request for the following information.

1. How many members of staff do you employ to translate (Welsh-English-Welsh)?

2. What is the annual cost of employing senior translators and translators within your organisation?

3a. Do you employ translators on a bank basis?

3b. If you do employ translators on a bank basis, what was your annual spend for, 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021,22 and the first quarter of 2022/23?

4a Do you use translation companies on the National Procurement Framework for Translation and Interpretation Services?

4b.What was your annual spend for 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021,22 and the first quarter of 2022/23 with the companies on the National Procurement Framework for Translation and Interpretation Services?

4c. How many translation companies on the National Procurement Framework for Translation and Interpretation Services are you currently engaged with?

5a. Do you use freelance translators that are members of the Society of Welsh Translators?

5b. What was your annual spend for 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021,22 and the first quarter of 2022/23 with translators that are members of the Society of Welsh Translators?

6a. Do you use freelance translators that are not on the National Procurement Framework for Translation and Interpretation services nor are members of the Society of Welsh Translators and Interpreters?

6b. If you replied ‘yes’ to question 6a, please outline your actual spend for 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021,22 and the first quarter of 2022/23?

7a. Do you use translators from other frameworks and agencies in Wales, or the UK?

7b. If you replied yes to question 7a, what was your spend for 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22 and the first quarter of 2022/23.

8a Do you use interpreters from the National Procurement Framework for Translation and Interpretation Services?

8b If you do use interpreters from the National Procurement Framework for Translation and Interpretation Services, what was the spend for 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22 and the first quarter of 2022/23

8c How many interpreters are your currently engaged with that are on the National Procurement Framework for Translation and Interpretation Services?

9a Do you use interpreters from the Society of Welsh Translators and Interpreters?

9b If you replied yest to question 9a, how many are you engaged with at present, and what was the spend for 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22 and the first quarter of 2022/23.

9c How many interpreters are you engaged with at present that are not on the National Procurement Framework for Translation and Interpretation Services nor are they members of the Society of Welsh Translators?

9d If you’re engaging interpreters that are not on the National Procurement Framework for Translation and Interpretation Services and are not members of the Society of Welsh Translators and Interpreters, how much was your spend for interpreters in this category for 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22 and the first quarter of 2022/23?

10a Do you use a translation memory software, if so please detail:

which software you use;

how many licences you hold;

cost per licence per year

Please acknowledge my request and I expect to hear from you within the 20 working days allocated to requests to Public Authorities.

Yours faithfully,

Ffion Davies

FOIA Requests (ABM ULHB), Swansea Bay University Health Board

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Dear Ffion,

Thank you for your email dated 14.09.22 making a request under the Freedom of Information Act (2000). Please find attached a leaflet outlining the FOI Act.
Please note due to urgent operational responses in dealing with COVID-19 your request for information may be delayed. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, we do remain committed to responding to your request and will respond as soon as we are able.

Should our response to your request breach the statutory timeframe and you remain unhappy with our response you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office and you can contact them at the Information Commissioner’s Office (Wales), 2nd Floor, Churchill House, Churchill Way, Cardiff, CF10 2HH. Telephone Number: 0330 414 6421

In the meantime if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us at [Swansea Bay UHB request email]

Kind regards

Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol / Corporate Services
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Bae Abertawe/ Swansea Bay University Health Board
Pencadlys / Headquarters
Un Porthfa Talbot/ One Talbot Gateway, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 7BR

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Bae Abertawe yw enw gweithredu Bwrdd Iechyd Lleol Prifysgol Bae Abertawe
Swansea Bay University Health Board is the operational name of Swansea Bay University Local Health Board
“Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn y Gymraeg neu'r Saesneg. Atebir gohebiaeth Gymraeg yn y Gymraeg, ac ni fydd hyn yn arwain at oedi.”
“We welcome correspondence in Welsh or English. Welsh language correspondence will be replied to in Welsh, and this will not lead to a delay.”

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FOIA Requests (ABM ULHB), Swansea Bay University Health Board

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Dear Ffion

Please find attached our response to your request for information.

Regards

Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol / Corporate Services
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Bae Abertawe/ Swansea Bay University Health Board
Pencadlys / Headquarters
Un Porthfa Talbot/ One Talbot Gateway, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 7BR

Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn y Gymraeg neu'r Saesneg. Atebir gohebiaeth Gymraeg yn y Gymraeg, ac ni fydd hyn yn arwain at oedi.
We welcome correspondence in Welsh or English. Welsh language correspondence will be replied to in Welsh, and this will not lead to a delay.

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