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FOI / 3850 / 2018 - Assisting other agency call - outs and costs

 

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does hold this information.

Initial Request:

I should like to request the following information on the cost and payments of callouts made by local NHS Trusts to your authority between the dates of January 2017 and January 2018.

In particular I want to find out:

How many callouts your fire service had in the last year (January 2017 – January 2018) to assist hospitals/ ambulances/ paramedics to move obese people

The amount the fire service was paid by hospital trusts to move obese people (broken down into individual callouts)

I should prefer to receive these in electronic format at this email address, however, I am happy to receive them by post if that is more convenient.

Final Response:

Please see the answers below to your request.

How many callouts your fire service had in the last year (January 2017 – January 2018) to assist hospitals/ ambulances/ paramedics to move obese people

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) had 25 incidents involving bariatric people in 2017 between 01/01/2017 and 31/12/2017.

 

The amount the fire service was paid by hospital trusts to move obese people (broken down into individual callouts)

No money was claimed by ECFRS from hospitals and NHS Trusts between 01/01/2017 and 31/12/2017.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to apply for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of your original email and should be addressed to: Internal Review, Performance & Data Team, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex CM8 3HB.