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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50071494
  • Date: 30 June 2006
  • Public Authority: East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Summary: The complainant made a request for all information held in relation to complaints about various medical professionals and employees of the Trust. The Trust explained that information on some of the individuals was exempt under section 40. The Commissioner decided that the information requested constituted personal data, some of it being sensitive personal data, about various patients who made complaints to the Trust and disclosure would be in breach of the Data Protection Act. The Commissioner has decided that section 40 was applied correctly to the information sought by the complainant. However he has decided that the Trust failed to comply with s.10 and s.17 of the Act.
  • View PDF of Decision Notice: dn.pdf