FOI 3044 Public Health Act Funerals

1. Has the Trust conducted any Public Health Act funerals since 01/01/16 to the present (up to and including the date of your response)? Yes

2. If the answer to this question is yes, please disclose for each: The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is withholding this information provided in confidence under Section 41(1) of the Freedom of Information Act.

a)            The full name of the deceased

b)            The date of birth of the deceased

c)            The date of death of the deceased

d)            The last known address of the deceased

e)            Whether details of the estate have been/will be or are likely to be referred to the Government Legal Department, if known.

 

3. Have there been any similar FOI requests to this (within the time period outlined in question 1)? No

4. Within the time period outlined in question 1, has the Trust ever used a genealogist, family researcher, ‘heir hunter’ or similar company to try to locate the next of kin of a deceased person for whom the Trust has taken responsibility for conducting a public health funeral? If so, which research company has been used?  No

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