Reference 2020-561

REF:       2020-561      

Subject:   DNAR           



Please can you tell me how many Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR) notices were issued by the Trust between 1st March 2020 and the present date (8th December 2020). Please include the date each DNAR was issued.

Please can you also tell me how many DNARs were issued for the same period last year (i.e. 1st March 2019 – 8th December 2019).

Please can you also tell me how many complaints you have received related to a DNAR being issued at any point between 1st March 2019-8th December 2020 and please provide as much detail as possible about the nature of the complaint.




From our preliminary assessment, it is clear that we will not be able to answer your request without further clarification.


We estimate that it will take us in excess of 2.5 working days to determine appropriate material and locate, retrieve and extract the information in reference to your request. Therefore, your request will not be processed further.


Section 12 of the Act makes provision for public authorities to refuse requests for information where the cost of dealing with them would exceed the appropriate limit, which for Bolton NHS Foundation Trust is set at £450. This represents the estimated cost of one person spending 2.5 working days in determining whether the department holds the information, locating, retrieving and extracting the information.


You may wish to refine your request by narrowing its scope by being more specific about what information you particularly wish to obtain, including any dates or period of time relevant to the information required.