Case Number 4547
Request Date 05/01/2016
Completion Date 06/01/2016

 

Details of the Request

  1. In the (a)2013/2014 and (b) 2014/15 financial year what was the budget on ingredients for patients’ meals provided in the hospital trust. Please provide this figure as a financial amount on ingredients only (no labour or preparation costs) per patient per day.
  2. In the (a) 2013/14 and (b) 2014/15 financial year what was the most expensive restaurant bill claimed on expenses by any of the Trust's executives/ directors? Please state the name and address of the restaurant, how many people were dining, the date of the dinner and the job title of the director/executive who claimed the meal on expenses.

 

Details of the Response

1. In the (a)2013/2014 and (b) 2014/15 financial year what was the budget on ingredients for patients’ meals provided in the hospital trust. Please provide this figure as a financial amount on ingredients only (no labour or preparation costs) per patient per day.

The Trust’s catering services are provided by a private company, OCS Healthcare (www.ocs.co.uk/healthcare) and therefore the Trust does not hold the data.

 

2. In the (a) 2013/14 and (b) 2014/15 financial year what was the most expensive restaurant bill claimed on expenses by any of the Trust's executives/ directors? Please state the name and address of the restaurant, how many people were dining, the date of the dinner and the job title of the director/executive who claimed the meal on expenses.

The Trust holds the requested information, but considers it is exempt under section 12 of the Act, as the cost of compliance is estimated to exceed the appropriate limit. It takes approximately 10 minutes to retrieve an expense form and study its contents. We would need to review each individual expense form in order to determine the most expensive restaurant bill claimed by Trust’s executives/directors.