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Lothian NHS Board - NHS Lothian

Lothian NHS Board

Waverley Gate

2-4 Waterloo Place

Edinburgh

EH1 3EG

Telephone 0131 536 9000

Fax 0131 536 9088

www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Date: 16/08/2013

Our ref: 3980

Enquiries to: Bryony Pillath

Extension: 35676

Direct Line: 0131 465 5676

bryony.pillath@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Dear

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION – COMELY BANK CENTRE

I write in response to your request for information in relation to site inspections at the Comely Bank

Centre, Crewe Road South, Edinburgh.

I have been provided with information to help answer your request by Ms Michelle Finnie, Lands

and Property Manager, NHS Lothian.

Question:

1. The Department responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the Comelybank Centre,

Crewe Road South, Edinburgh

Answer:

NHS Lothian’s Estates Department is responsible for the maintenance of the Comely Bank

Centre.

Question:

2. Documentary evidence of the Western General’s and NHS Lothian’s policy for gritting of

pavements in the Western General, Royal Victoria Hospital and Comelybank Centre.

Answer:

I have enclosed the gritting regime and the snow clearing policy for the Western General

Hospital area applicable over the winter of 2012/13, including the diagram showing the

snow clearing plan for the Comely Bank Centre.

Question:

3. The date on which the overflow pipe, which juts out from the side of the Comelybank

Centre, was discovered to be leaking and dripping down to the pavement.

Answer:

I am advised that the overflow pipe described was found to be leaking on 3 April 2013 and

was adjusted and tested on the same day.

Question:

4. The date on which this was inspected.

Headquarters

Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG

Chair Brian Houston

Chief Executive Tim Davison

Lothian NHS Board is the common name of Lothian Health Board


3980 Comely Bank Centre August 2013

Answer:

After adjustment and testing on 3 April 2013 the site was inspected again on 16 May 2013.

Question:

5. The date on which the overflow pipe was repaired.

Answer:

3 April 2013.

Question:

6. What steps were taken to repair the overflow pipe and by whom?

Answer:

The ball-cock was adjusted and tested on 3 April 2013. The ball-cock was overhauled on

28 June 2013 after a fault with the boiler was reported.

I hope the information provided helps with your request.

If you are unhappy with our response to your request, you do have the right to request us to review

it. Your request should be made within 40 working days of receipt of this letter, and we will reply

within 20 working days of receipt. If our decision is unchanged following a review and you remain

dissatisfied with this, you then have the right to make a formal complaint to the Scottish Information

Commissioner.

If you require a review of our decision to be carried out, please write to the FOI Reviewer at the

address at the head of this letter. The review will be undertaken by a Reviewer who was not

involved in the original decision-making process.

FOI responses (subject to redaction of personal information) may appear on NHS Lothian’s

Freedom of Information website at:-

http://www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/YourRights/FOI/Pages/default.aspx

Yours sincerely

ALAN BOYTER

Director of Human Resources

and Organisational Development

Cc: Chief Executive

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