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Information Governance Department

Tel: 01226 432017

Our ref: 2206

Your ref: email dated 02
September 2014

September 2014

Dear Mr Skillen,

I can confirm that the Trust does hold the information you have requested.

Many thanks for your request for information details of which are below:

Freedom of Information Request

1) Please provide the per patient expenditure for food on a daily basis by
the hospital.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust publish these details in their
Hospital Estates Return Information Collection (ERIC) Data which is
readily accessible in the Health and Social Care Information Centre
website http://hefs.hscic.gov.uk

2012/2013 is the latest published data.

For ease of reference, the cost for feeding a patient for this period was
8.47 per day

2) Please provide the yearly financial loss when it comes to food waste.

For the same period 2012/13, There were 459,715 meals requested
and the average levels of waste were recorded as 2%.

3) Please provide the times food is meant to be served on the wards in
Barnsley Hospital.

Please see attached spreadsheet: Meal Times, detailing the times of
which food is served for each ward.

4) Please provide information as to why there is such a large time gap
between serving the Evening meal/Tea and Breakfast, I'm reliably
informed this is between fourteen and fifteen hours, can you confirm or

The attached spreadsheet confirms there is a fourteen fifteen hour
time gap between evening meal and breakfast. However the Trust can
Information Governance Department
Tel: 01226 432017

confirm that drinks and snacks are available to patients between these

This completes the Trust response to your request, but please note:

Re-use of Public Sector Information
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
You may re-use this information (not including logos) free of charge in any
format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence.
To view this licence, visit

Alternatively you can consult the Guidance for Information Providers section
on The National Archives website

Your rights

If you are unhappy with the way we have handled your request, you may ask
for an internal review in accordance with Section VI Complaints Procedures of
the Section 45 Code of Practice of the Freedom of Information Act 2000: and
in accordance with the Trusts Code of Practice for Responding to Requests
for Information.

If you wish to complain you should contact:

Katie Hunter
Information Governance Manager
Tel: 01226 432017
Information Governance Department
Block 12
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Gawber Road
S75 2EP

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the
right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Information Governance Department
Tel: 01226 432017

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember
to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely
Information Governance Team
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust