Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Information held by the Trust

Due to the CORONAVIRUS the Trust is facing numerous challenges including pressure in maintaining staffing levels. The Trust will endeavour to respond to Freedom of Information Act Requests and Information Rights Requests (including subject access requests) within the statutory timescales, however, this may not always be possible. As you will appreciate, the Trust is prioritising the delivery of healthcare and focusing its resources on making sure that patients are receiving the treatment and care needed. This means that staff who would usually assist with your response are putting their time and attention to this to ensure that our patients are well looked after. Unfortunately this may mean that there is a delay in responding to you. However, the Trust will endeavour to provide a response at the earliest opportunity. The Information Commissioner is aware of these understandable delays and has stated that it will not penalise organisations such as the Trust that need to prioritise other areas or adapt their usual approach during this extraordinary period.