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Buller Health Services are on the Move – Flyer

In preparation for the demolition needed to make way for construction of the new Buller Health facility, we are relocating a number of services to other areas of the
facility over the weekend starting Friday 22 November 2019.
From Monday 25 November, our Cobden Street entrance will become the single point of entry for the majority of our services, including Buller Medical Centre.

This flyer contains information that you need to know if you’re planning to visit the facility.

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Number of referrals to FSA from FPs for elective orthopaedic surgery? Number accepted onto waiting list? Number referred back to GP below or above threshold? Number of elective orthopaedic surgeries performed at Grey Base Hospital; number referred to Canterbury DHB? Number of Orthopaedic surgeons on roster?

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9347

1. How many referrals to First Specialist Appointments from GPs for elective orthopaedic surgery?
2. How many accepted onto waiting list?
3. How many referred back to GP because considered below the threshold for service?
4. How many referred back to GP even though on or above the threshold for service?
5. How many elective orthopaedic surgeries performed at Grey Base Hospital?
6. How many elective orthopaedic surgeries for West Coast based residents performed at Christchurch Hospital?
7. How many orthopaedic surgeons on the WCDHB roster?

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Information regarding West Coast patient movements.

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9353

I refer to your email dated 3 October 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding West Coast patient movements. I note your request was clarified on 4 October 2019 as below:

1. In the 2018/2019 year to June, how many patients were sent back to their GP after their first specialist appointment?
2. How many patients were sent to ChCh for orthopaedic surgery in the year to June (2018/2019)?
3. How many orthopaedic surgery procedures were done in Greymouth in the year to June (2018/2019)?
    • How many orthopaedic surgeons are on the roster?
4. How many patients had elective surgery in Greymouth in the year to June (2018/2019)?
5. How many patients from the Coast were admitted to ChCh hospital and-or had surgery in ChCh in the year to June (2018/2019)?

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Over the past ten years: number of schools offering HPV vaccine? Number of women who received vaccine in school and number who received the HPV vaccine outside of schools.

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9346

I refer to your email dated 2 September 2019 sent to the Ministry of Health which they subsequently partially transferred to us on 11 September 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding the HPV vaccine. I note we are responding to Questions 1, 2 and 3, specifically:

1. The number of schools offering the vaccine over the past ten years
2. The number of women who received the vaccine in schools over the past ten years
3. The number of women who received the vaccine outside of schools over the past ten years

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Current waiting time for: Referral from a GP for a prostate cancer initial consultation; for a follow up appointment for a prostate biopsy; for a post biopsy appointment to discuss results and treatment options and for a radical prostatectomy following the post biopsy appointment for persons with a confirmed prostate cancer diagnosis?

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9357

I refer to your email dated 10 October 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB, in relation to Prostate Cancer Treatment; specifically:

1. The current waiting time for an appointment following a referral from a GP for a prostate cancer initial consultation
2. The current waiting time for a follow-up appointment for a prostate biopsy
3. The current waiting time for a post-biopsy appointment to discuss results and treatment options
4. The current waiting time for a radical prostatectomy following the post-biopsy appointment for persons with a confirmed prostate cancer diagnosis. (Please only include those patients who undergo prostatectomy surgery who have a confirmed prostate cancer diagnosis, not those who require the surgery for other conditions.)

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WCDHB Statement of Intent 2019-2023

West Coast District Health Board Statement of Intent

Incorporating the 2019/20 Statement of Performance Expectiations

This document is our Statement of Intent which has been prepared to meet the requirements of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act, Crown Entities Act, Public Finance Act and the expectations of the Minister of Health.

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The NZHPL report discussed in committee at the WCDHB Board meeting on Friday 27/9/2019

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9351

I refer to your email dated 30 September 2019 requesting the following information under the Official
Information Act from West Coast DHB.

  • The NZHPL report or committee item discussed in committee at the board meeting on Friday (27
    September 2019).

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The number of mastectomies and lumpectomies undertaken since 2015/16.The number of breast reconstruction surgeries undertaken since 2015/16.

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9350

I refer to your email dated 24 September 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB.

    1. The number of mastectomies, (single and double) and lumpectomies, undertaken in respect of all hospitals and facilities under your jurisdiction, including any procedures which may have been contracted out to private health providers for whatever reason for the years 2015/16, 2016/2017, 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 respectively.
    2. The number of breast reconstruction surgeries, (single and double), undertaken in respect of all hospitals and facilities under your jurisdiction, including any procedures which may have been contracted out to private health providers for whatever reason for the years 2015/16, 2016/2017, 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 respectively.

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Board Meeting – Friday, 1 November 2019

Board Papers for the West Coast DHB Board meeting Friday, 1 November 2019 meeting

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Advisory Committee Meeting – 1 November 2019

Advisory Committee Papers for 1 November 2019 Meeting

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Number of beds in current Grey Base Hospital? How many does new Hospital have? Is new Hospital large enough?

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9349

I refer to your email dated 13 September 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB following a Stuff article stating that Wellington Regional Hospital is too small for population: Specifically:

  1. How many beds does the current Greymouth Hospital have?
  2. How many does the new one have?
  3. On its busiest night over winter, how many beds were occupied?
  4. Is the new hospital large enough?

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Regarding fibreoptic colonoscopies to Hepatic Flexure or to Caecum provided since 2010/2011.

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9348

I refer to your email dated 19 September 2019 requesting information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding fibreoptic colonoscopies to Hepatic Flexure or to Caecum  provided since 2010/2011. Specifically:

  1. Number of fibreoptic colonoscopies to Hepatic Flexure or to Caecum provided in each of the financial years from 2010/11 to current date?
  2. Number of fibreoptic colonoscopies to Hepatic Flexure or to Caecum provided as elective outpatient procedures in each of the financial years from 2010/11 to current date?

9 further questions were asked… Please view the resonse to see them.

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Haast Clinic Roster – November 2019

  • Date: 29 Oct 2019
  • Document Type:
  • ID: SW-Roster-Haast-112019

Haast Clinic Roster for November 2019

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Fox Glacier Clinic Roster – November 2019

  • Date: 29 Oct 2019
  • Document Type:
  • ID: SW-Roster-Fox-112019

Fox Glacier Clinic Roster for November 2019

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Franz Josef Glacier Clinic Roster – November 2019

  • Date: 29 Oct 2019
  • Document Type:
  • ID: SW-Roster-FranzJosef-112019

Franz Josef Glacier Clinic Roster for November 2019

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Whataroa Clinic Roster – November 2019

  • Date: 29 Oct 2019
  • Document Type:
  • ID: SW-Roster-Whataroa-112019

Whataroa Clinic Roster for November 2019

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Hari Hari Clinic Roster – November 2019

  • Date: 29 Oct 2019
  • Document Type:
  • ID: SW-Roster-HariHari-112019

Hari Hari Clinic Roster for November 2019

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How many West Coast patients are able to claim travel expenses to collect methadone in the past year?

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9345

I refer to your email dated 10 September 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB.

  1. How many West Coast patients are able to claim travel expenses to collect methadone in the past year to June?
  2. What was the smallest claim?
  3. What was the largest?
  4. There is a pharmacy service to outlying towns on the Coast, but I assume they don’t do methadone.

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How many people claiming Funded Family Care since 2015/2016. Cost

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9336

I refer to your email dated 14 August 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act
from West Coast DHB. This request relates Funded Family Care (FFC). Specifically:

1. What is your DHBs policy on Funded Family Care (FFC)? Please provide a copy of it.
2. How many people within your DHB catchment are currently claiming FFC in this financial year?
    a. What is the cost of that?
3. How many individuals claimed FFC within your DHB catchment for the 2015/16 financial year?
    a. What is the cost of that?
4. How many individuals claimed FFC within your DHB catchment for the 2016/17 financial year?
    a. What is the cost of that?
5. How many individuals claimed FFC within your DHB catchment for the 2017/18 financial year?
    a. What is the cost of that?
6. How many individuals claimed FFC within your DHB in the 2018/19 financial year?
    a. What is the cost of that?
7. What is the annual budgeted and actual expenditure for the NASC in your DHB for the financial years 2015/16; 2016/17; 2017/18; 2018/19 and the current year’s budget 2019/20.

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Any reports of any food complaints in the past year regarding Grey Base Hospital.

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9335

I refer to your email dated 12 August 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB.

  • Any reports and minutes from the food item discussed in committee please? (West Coast DHB Board Meeting 9/8/2019)

The information contained in the Public Excluded paper presented to the West Coast DHB Board on 9 August 2019 is still withheld under Section 9(2)(j) of the Official Information Act, however I understand that you have now received a copy of the attached media statement (Appendix 1) resulting from these discussions.

  • Also reports of any food complaints in the past year regarding Grey Base.

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Number of locum and permanent doctors and nurses working at Buller Health for the year to June 2019?

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9338

1. How many locum doctors did Buller Health employ in the year to June 30, 2019, and how many FTE positions does that equate to?
During the year to 30 June 2019, there were 25 individuals who served as locum doctors at Buller Health in the general practice and the hospital services (as defined above). Locum cover equated to an average of 1.76 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) doctors over the 12-month period.

2. How many permanent GPs did Buller Health employ in the same period and how many FTE positions does that equate to?
During the year to 30 June 2019, there were 6 individuals who served as permanent doctors at Buller Health in the general practice and the hospital services (as defined above). This equated to an average of 4.99 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) doctors over the 12 month period.

3. What was the cost of locum doctors for salaries and other expenses?

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The percentages of Maori who have had a colonoscopy in the past year as compared with the percentage of Maori in local population.

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9339

I refer to your email dated 22 August 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB related to the percentages of Maori who have had colonoscopies. Specifically:

  • It would be greatly appreciated if your IT or data analysis team at the District Health Board could provide the Society with data on the percentages of Maori who have had colonoscopy in the past year (or financial year if that is easier to work out), as compared with the percentage of Māori in the local population.

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A copy of each annual audit of compliance and enforcement of HSNO s95A permits issued since delegation was given to the Ministry of Health by the EPA.

RE Official Information Act request CDHB 10174 and WCDHB 9341

I refer to your email dated 16 August 2019 to the Ministry of Health which they transferred to us on 21 August 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB. I note you subsequently clarified your request on 23 August 2019.

A copy of each annual audit of compliance and enforcement of HSNO s95A permits issued by Ministry of Health, around New Zealand, since the HSNO s95A delegation was given to the Ministry of Health by the EPA.

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A copy of the current risk register?

RE Official Information Act request CDHB 10178 and WCDHB 9343

I refer to your email dated 6 August 2019 sent to the Ministry of Health which they subsequently transferred to us on 2 September 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB.

  • A copy of the current risk register for each DHB, and copies of any summary briefings, memos or correspondence related to the current risk register items.

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How many samples processed in the Greymouth laboratory end up: Lost, mislabelled? What safeguards are there? Any problems of late?

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9344

I refer to your email dated 4 September 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB. I note you clarified your request on 5 September 2019 that the information you are seeking is for the past 12 months to date.

  1. How many samples processed in the Greymouth laboratory end up ‘lost’ each year?
  2. How many are mislabelled?
  3. What safeguards are there?
  4. Have there been any problems of late?

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Vaccination/Immunisation rates for DHB Health Care workers, i.e. midwives, nurses and doctors.

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9329

I refer to your email dated 25 July 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB.

1. Any information the DHB holds about vaccination/immunization rates for its health workers, including the various rates for midwives, nurses and doctors working for the DHB.
2. Any information the DHB holds about trends in vaccination rates for health workers over the previous decade, and whether any measures have been taken to increase uptake.
3. Any information the DHB holds about vaccination rates for its health workers specifically from Pertussis/Whooping cough, seasonal ‘flu and MMR.

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Copies of complaints received by the DHB since January 2019 about Aged Care rest homes and residential care.

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9342

I refer to your email dated 27 August 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB, to be used as part of a report by the New Zealand Herald into rest homes and residential care.

Copies of complaints received by the DHB since January 1 2019 about residential care, and copies
of any related investigations and findings

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Total number of complaints relating to alleged staff bullying harassment or inappropriate behaviour for the last five years.

RE Official Information Act request CDHB 10173 and WCDHB 9340

I am referring to your email dated 23 August 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB. Specifically:

1. The total number of complaints relating to alleged staff bullying, harassment or inappropriate behaviour reported, with a breakdown from each department, each year for the last five years.

2. The total number of complaints relating to staff alleged staff bullying, harassment or inappropriate behaviour formally investigated, with a breakdown from each department, each year for the last five years.

3. The total number of staff disciplined following a compliant relating to alleged staff bullying, harassment or inappropriate behaviour each year, for the last five years.

4. The total number of staff dismissed or whose employment ended (such as a resignation or non-renewal of contract) following a complaint relating to alleged staff bullying, harassment or inappropriate behaviour each year, for the last five years.

5. The total cost of legal fees to investigate alleged staff bullying, harassment or inappropriate behaviour complaints each year for the last five years.

6. Copies of any legal advice given to the DHB relating to alleged staff bullying, harassment or inappropriate behaviour in the last five years. Please note I am meaning broadly rather than a specific case.

7. The total number of staff employed at the DHB, with a breakdown on the number of staff at each department, each year for the last five years.

8. Copies of any policy, regulation, protocol relating to alleged staff bullying, harassment or inappropriate behaviour and reporting of such incidents.

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Whataroa Clinic Roster – October 2019

  • Date: 1 Oct 2019
  • Document Type:
  • ID: SW-Roster-Whataroa-102019

Whataroa Clinic Roster for October 2019

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Hari Hari Clinic Roster – October 2019

  • Date: 1 Oct 2019
  • Document Type:
  • ID: SW-Roster-HariHari-102019

Hari Hari Clinic Roster for October 2019

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Haast Clinic Roster – October 2019

  • Date: 1 Oct 2019
  • Document Type:
  • ID: SW-Roster-Haast-102019

Haast Clinic Roster for October 2019

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