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Number of packs of codeine purchased by General Hospital from 2013 to 2015 (FOI)

Number of packs of codeine purchased by General Hospital from 2013 to 2015 (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 22 January 2016.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Please provide details of costs per month and number of boxes of codeine phosphate purchased by Jersey General Hospital over the last three years.


The department can confirm that it holds this information. However, the cost price of codeine is commercially sensitive to the Health and Social Services Department and its suppliers. 

The information is therefore exempt under Article 33 of the Freedom of Information law. 

Having considered the public interest, the department has decided to withhold the cost per month of codeine as this would be likely to prejudice the department’s ability to obtain codeine at the best price.

However, after consultation with the applicant, the department will release the quantity purchased each month and this information is provided in the spreadsheet below.


Article 33 Commercial interests

Information is qualified exempt information if
(a) it constitutes a trade secret; or
(b) its disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice the commercial interests of a person (including the scheduled public authority holding the information).

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