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FOI Request

Disclosure ID
FOI/02667
Request Date
August 23, 2018
Subject
Bounty Contract
Description

I am writing to you to ask for information regarding Bounty representatives being given access to hospital wards.

 

In the 12 months to date (23.08.18) please confirm the following:

 

1) Whether the Trust currently is, or has been in the past 12 months, engaged in a contract or written agreement with Bounty UK Limited. If the Trust is currently engaged in a contract please attach a copy of it, making necessary redactions in order to comply with the Act. Please provide the date that the contract began and/ or ended. Please provide an overview of the terms of payment. (i.e. per mother visited / per photo pack purchased).

 

2) Please confirm how much money has been paid to the Trust by Bounty UK Limited in the past 12 months and how many new mothers are recorded as having been approached by Bounty representatives (if held).

 

3) Please provide details of the policies the Trust has in place with regards to protecting new mothers (i.e are representatives allowed on any ward at any time, or do they have restricted access? Are mothers given the option to opt out of being visited?)

 

4) Please confirm the number of complaints made to the Trust by new parents. If not time prohibitive, please provide details of the complaints.

Response

1) We can confirm in the 12 months to date (23.08.18) our Trust has been engaged in a contract or written agreement with Bounty UK Limited. Please see attached document.

 

2) Specific details relating to pricing and payment structure are confidential and commercially sensitive due to the nature of the agreements we have in place, therefore we are exempting this information under section 43(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as disclosure would prejudice the commercial interests of the Trust.

 

We do not hold details of how many mothers have been approached by Bounty representatives.

 

3) All new mothers are given the option to opt out of being visited. Access for Bounty UK representatives is restricted to office hours seven days a week.

4) During the period identified we have not received any formal or informal complaints that reference Bounty UK Limited or its representatives.

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