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Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) reflects the government's commitment to promote greater openness.  The Act's purpose is to ensure that all areas of public bodies, including the NHS are open and transparent.  South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust recognises that the public have the right to know how the services are organised and run. 

The Environmental Information Regulations are an alternative way of requesting information when the information being requested relates to the environment. These regulations will be applied instead of the Freedom of Information Act if we consider this to be the case.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, individuals have a right of access to information held about themselves, such as patient records.

Freedom of Information/Environmental Information Regulations requests:

You should provide us with your full name and contact address (either an email or postal address), a clear description of the information you want and the format you want to receive the information, such as by email or postal response.

Your request for information must be made in writing either by e-mail to foi@stft.nhs.uk or by post to:

Freedom of Information

Trust Headquarters
South Tyneside District Hospital
Harton Lane
South Shields
NE34 0PL

Accessing your records under Data Protection Act:

Please apply in writing to:

Medical Records Manager
South Tyneside District Hospital
Harton Lane
South Shields
NE34 0PL

Locations for Freedom of Information in South Tyneside:

South Tyneside District Hospital, South Shields, 0191 404 1000