The Freedom of Information Act 2000 allows anyone - no matter who or where they are - to find out whether information is held in the Trust and, if it is held, to have access to it subject to certain exemptions. Further information on the Act can be found via the links below.
If you are interested in information about City Hospitals Sunderland, please first check our Publication Scheme that describes the work of the Trust and outlines the material that we routinely publish. A printable PDF version of the Publication Scheme is available below:
You can also view Trust documents and publications, including those outlined in the Publication Scheme, via the links below:
If you want to request information that is not contained in the Publication Scheme, you need to make a General Rights of Access request in writing to:
Freedom of Information Officer
Corporate Affairs, Trust Headquarters, City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, Kayll Road, Sunderland, SR4 7TP
Fax: 0191 514 0220
Your request must give a contact name and address (if you are contacting us by email, an email address is sufficient). It will help us respond to your request quickly if you can be as specific as possible concerning the information that you are requesting.
We want to find the information for you promptly. To help us process your request efficiently and identify exactly what information you are requesting, we are providing a form that you may like to download, complete and return to us at the above address. You do not need to use this form to make a request. A printable PDF version of the request form is available below.
Re-Use of Information
Any information we provide following your request under the Freedom of Information Act will not confer an automatic right for you to re-use that information, for example to publish it. If you wish to re-use the information that we provide and you do not specify this in your initial application for information then you must make a further request for its re-use as per the Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005. This will not affect your initial information request.
Freedom of Information and City Hospitals Sunderland
All our policies and procedures relating to how we manage FOI in the Trust can be found in
Any questions, comments or complaints about the Publication Scheme or Freedom of Information and this Trust should be sent to the Freedom of Information Officer at the address given above.
For any further information, general enquires, or applications for information you can contact the Freedom of Information Officer via email@example.com