Reference 2018-223

REF:          2018-223 

Subject:      Asbestos claims 

 

Request:

  1. Do any of your hospitals currently contain asbestos?
  2. How many reported incidents of asbestos exposure have there been in any of your hospital buildings over the past five years (between January 2013 –  December 2017).
  3. How many claims have ever been made against your trust for asbestos related exposure/disease including but not exclusively for mesothelioma.
  4. How many of these claims have been settled?
  5. What is the amount of money that has been paid in settlement of these claims where your Trust did not go through NHS Resolution (formerly the NHS Litigation Authority)?  Please include claims with and without your trust/board accepting responsibility and claims made through any other insurance schemes excluding the NHSLA/NHS Resolutions.

 

 

Response:

Do any of your hospitals currently contain asbestos? Yes.

The building assets within the Royal Bolton Hospital estate range from new healthcare facilities, to premises which were constructed during the 1890’s, and it is inevitable that some asbestos containing materials will be present in the older buildings which have not been the subject of major renovation projects.

 

However all such areas of contamination are scheduled within an Asbestos Register, and managed in compliance with the ‘Control of Asbestos Regulations : 2012’.

How many reported incidents of asbestos exposure have there been in any of your hospital buildings over the past five years (between January 2013 –  December 2017). None
How many claims have ever been made against your trust for asbestos related exposure/disease including but not exclusively for mesothelioma. 0
How many of these claims have been settled? 0
What is the amount of money that has been paid in settlement of these claims where your Trust did not go through NHS Resolution (formerly the NHS Litigation Authority)?  Please include claims with and without your trust/board accepting responsibility and claims made through any other insurance schemes excluding the NHSLA/NHS Resolutions. 0