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Hospitals

Requested on
Thu 24th October, 2013
Reference
FOI 3499
Resolution
Information provided

Question

Please list a name of hospitals which fall within the council area/boundaries.
What relationship does the council have with the hospitals when it comes to matters of public health funerals or welfare funerals?
What is the council's involvement with hospitals regarding funerals of this nature?

If someone in the hospital dies, is it the responsibility of the council or hospital to provide a public health funeral?

Is the council notified of a death where there is no known next of kin, which takes place in the hospital?
What department from the hospital notifies you of the death?

If it is the duty of the council, what is the name of the officer (& email) who is responsible for arranging this funeral?
Is this officer is also obliged to notify the family members or next of kin, if they are not already aware of the death?
If not, then which department and what is the is the name of the officer (& email) who holds this responsibility?
What procedures does the council follow in order to notify family members of the death?
If family members or the next of kin have not been located, does the council place a public or legal notice?What is the name of the source where this legal or public notice placed?
If there is no notice placed, why is this the case?

If there is no legal or public notice placed; what is the name of the source in which the obituary notice placed?
If there is no obituary notice placed, why not?


What are the name of the contracted funeral directors which the council uses?
How often do these contracted funeral directors change? What is the reason for this?

As of Jan 2013, please answer the following questions about public health funerals:
Name of deceased
Residential address of the deceased
Date of death
Date of birth
date of funeral
If details were provided by the hospital, what is the name of hospital, hospital worker (& email) that referred this information?
If the information was not provided by the hospital, who did?
Has the family members or next of kin been traced?
Who located the family members or next of kin?
Name of source where the public/legal notice has been placed
Name of source where the obituary has been placed
Has this information of the deceased been sent to the Bona Vacantia, Treasury Solicitor, QLTR, National Ultimus, Duchy, Farrer & Co or any other companies?

Also, would it be possible for you not to make my request available in the public domain?

Answer

Please list a name of hospitals which fall within the council area/boundaries. Loughborough Hospital
What relationship does the council have with the hospitals when it comes to matters of public health funerals or welfare funerals?  No relationship is held with the Hospitals
What is the council's involvement with hospitals regarding funerals of this nature? No involvement

If someone in the hospital dies, is it the responsibility of the council or hospital to provide a public health funeral? If the deceased person died in a hospital managed by an NHS Hospital Trust and no relatives can be traced or relatives are unable to afford the cost of the funeral themselves, or they do not qualify for a Funeral Payment from the Benefits Agency, then the Bereavement Officer of the hospital in which the person died may assume responsibility for the funeral.

Is the council notified of a death where there is no known next of kin, which takes place in the hospital? No
What department from the hospital notifies you of the death?  N/A

If it is the duty of the council, what is the name of the officer (& email) who is responsible for arranging this funeral? N/A
Is this officer is also obliged to notify the family members or next of kin, if they are not already aware of the death? N/A
If not, then which department and what is the is the name of the officer (& email) who holds this responsibility?  N/A
What procedures does the council follow in order to notify family members of the death? N/A
If family members or the next of kin have not been located, does the council place a public or legal notice? What is the name of the source where this legal or public notice placed? N/A
If there is no notice placed, why is this the case? N/A
If there is no legal or public notice placed; what is the name of the source in which the obituary notice placed? N/A
If there is no obituary notice placed, why not? N/A

What are the name of the contracted funeral directors which the council uses? The council does not have a contracted funeral directors
How often do these contracted funeral directors change? What is the reason for this? N/A


As of Jan 2013, please answer the following questions about public health funerals:
Name of deceased Peter Mann
Residential address of the deceased Ronald West Court Loughborough
Date of death 2/5/2013
Date of birth 31/3/1947
date of funeral 17/5/2013
If details were provided by the hospital, what is the name of hospital, hospital worker (& email) that referred this information? None
If the information was not provided by the hospital, who did? N/A
Has the family members or next of kin been traced? No
Who located the family members or next of kin? N/A
Name of source where the public/legal notice has been placed N/A
Name of source where the obituary has been placed N/A
Has this information of the deceased been sent to the Bona Vacantia, Treasury Solicitor, QLTR, National Ultimus, Duchy, Farrer & Co or any other companies? No

As of Jan 2013, please answer the following questions about public health funerals:
Name of deceased Reginald Oram Morris
Residential address of the deceased 36 Linden Road,Loughborough
Date of death 23/8/2013
Date of birth 23/12/29
date of funeral 9/10/2013
If details were provided by the hospital, what is the name of hospital, hospital worker (& email) that referred this information? None
If the information was not provided by the hospital, who did? N/A
Has the family members or next of kin been traced? No
Who located the family members or next of kin? N/A
Name of source where the public/legal notice has been placed N/A
Name of source where the obituary has been placed N/A
Has this information of the deceased been sent to the Bona Vacantia, Treasury Solicitor, QLTR, National Ultimus, Duchy, Farrer & Co or any other companies? No

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