Answering your Questions about the Trust
Written by FOI Lead
Whilst we hope that the publication scheme covers the majority of corporate information about the Trust you may need. However, as a member of the public the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the “Act”) gives you the right to request any information that the Trust holds. This could be in digital, paper or other media format (such as audio or video).
Under the terms of the legislation, following a written request (or email to
) the Trust has a duty to
- Inform the requester whether the information exists
- Release the information within 20 working days
There are a number of exemptions under the FOI Act that may prevent the release of certain documents. For example,
Full details of the Act and your rights can be found on our website or at: http://www.ico.gov.uk/what_we_cover/freedom_of_information.aspx
- Section 38 – Information that may risk the health and safety of an individual
- Section 40 – Confidential information (see ”Access to Records” section)
- Section 43 – Information that may prejudice the commercial interests of the organisation
Making an FOI Request
If you would like to make a request, please write to:
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
St. Peter’s Hospital
Whilst we can not accept telephone requests, you can contact our FOI Co-ordinator on 01932 723677 if you have any queries about your request or would like help locating a document on our website or through the Freedom of Information Act.
We do not charge for materials supplied in any request. However, if the completion of the request would exceed 18 staff hours or comprise an exceptionally large amount of photocopying, a charge may be required to be paid before materials are released. We shall make this clear to the requester on acknowledgement of the request. The majority of requests received since the inception of the Act have been resolved through email contact or via direction to the appropriate document on our website.
Environmental Information Requests (EIRs)
If you wish to make an Environmental Information Request to the Trust please contact:
Acting General Facilities Manager
St. Peter’s Hospital
More details about EIRs can be found at:
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 July 2010 13:09