9 March 2022
ATISN 16117 – Patient data
Thank you for your request which I received on 24 February 2022. You asked for the following information, regarding the age and vaccination status of confirmed COVID-19 hospital patients in Wales:
The ages and vaccination status of the 87 patients in Wales hospitals general beds being actively treated for covid on 22.2.2022 as opposed to being admitted for something else then testing positive in hospital.
The Welsh Government publishes data from Health Boards on the numbers of COVID-19 patients in acute hospitals actively treated for COVID-19 in Wales by date (gov.wales) however we do not hold the additional information you requested for those patients.
The Public Health Wales report Surveillance of vaccine status in confirmed COVID-19 episodes and hospital inpatients may be of interest to you. However, the data are as at 2 December 2021 and are not provided separately for patients being actively treated for COVID-19.
The request you sent me contains personal information about you - for example, your name and address. The Welsh Government will be the controller for this information and, in accordance with the UK General Data Protection Regulation, it will be processed in order to fulfil our public task and meet our legal obligations under the Act to provide you with a response. We will only use this personal information to deal with your request and any matters which arise as a result of it. We will keep your personal information and all other information relating to your request for three years from the date on which your request is finally closed. Your personal information will then be disposed of securely.
Under data protection legislation, you have the right:
- to be informed of the personal data we hold about you and to access it
- to require us to rectify inaccuracies in that data
- to (in certain circumstances) object to or restrict processing
- for (in certain circumstances) your data to be ‘erased’
- to (in certain circumstances) data portability
- to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) who is our independent regulator for data protection.
For further information about the information which the Welsh Government holds and its use, or if you wish to exercise your rights under the GDPR, please see contact details below:
Data Protection Officer
If you are dissatisfied with the Welsh Government’s handling of your request, you can ask for an internal review within 40 working days of the date of this response. Requests for an internal review should be addressed to the Welsh Government’s Freedom of Information Officer at:
Information Rights Unit
or e-mail: Freedom.firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember to quote the ATISN reference number above.
You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Telephone: 0303 123 1113
However, please note that the Commissioner will not normally investigate a complaint until it has been through our own internal review process.