Legal Letters re Bed Vacation

1) The number of letters issued by your Trust threatening legal proceedings if a patient does not leave. Please include specific details of any laws referred to in each.

2) How many letters has your Trust issued threatening legal proceedings if a patient does not vacate a hospital bed/ward on 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16. Please include specific details of any laws referred to in each if different from Question 1.

The information requested in the above questions would not be held centrally.  Letters in relation to discharge would be stored in patient records and to extrapolate the data would require scrutiny of individual healthcare records.  Therefore, the information requested is exempt under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act since the cost of compliance would exceed the appropriate limit. 

3) Number of cases an eviction notice or court order for possession of a bed been served by your trust in 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16. Please include specific details of any laws referred to in each if different from Questions 1 and 2. There have been no occasions on which an eviction notice/possession order for a bed has been served by the Trust.

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