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Dear Aneurin Bevan 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

Lucy Bennett (Aneurin Bevan UHB - Corporate Services), Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Dear Sir/Madam,
 
Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act received on 14^th September 2022. We have allocated it the
following reference number FOI 22-453 and will be in contact again
shortly.
 
We aim to respond to all Freedom of Information requests within 20 working
days from the date of receipt.
 
In the meantime, if we can be of any further assistance, please do not
hesitate to contact me.
 
Kind regards,
Shane Dunning (On behalf of)
Lucy Bennett
Rheolwr Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol - Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Corporate Services
Manager - Freedom of Information
 
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Aneurin Bevan/Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Ystafell 043, Pencadlys, Ysbyty Sant Cadog, Ffordd y Lodj, Caerllion,
Casnewydd, NP18 3XQ/Room 043, Headquarters, St Cadoc's Hospital, Lodge
Road, Caerleon, Newport, NP18 3XQ
E-bost/E-mail: [1][email address]
Ffôn/Tel: Extension 55956 or (01633) 435956 (external)
Croesawn ohebiaeth yn Gymraeg ac yn Saesneg. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn
arwain at oedi. We welcome correspondence in Welsh and English.
Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay.

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Lucy Bennett (Aneurin Bevan UHB - Corporate Services), Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

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Dear Sir/Madam

 

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act, received on 14^th September 2022.

 

Please find attached the Health Board’s response to this request.

 

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me using
the details provided below.

 

Regards

 

Lucy Bennett
Rheolwr Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol - Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Corporate Services
Manager - Freedom of Information

 

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Aneurin Bevan/Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Ystafell 043, Pencadlys, Ysbyty Sant Cadog, Ffordd y Lodj, Caerllion,
Casnewydd, NP18 3XQ/Room 043, Headquarters, St Cadoc's Hospital, Lodge
Road, Caerleon, Newport, NP18 3XQ

E-bost/E-mail: [1][email address]
Ffôn/Tel: Extension 55956 or (01633) 435956 (external)

Croesawn ohebiaeth yn Gymraeg ac yn Saesneg. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn
arwain at oedi. We welcome correspondence in Welsh and English.
Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay.

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