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Alleged incident at Larry’s Creek Road near Reefton on 25/7/2019.

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9332

I refer to your email dated 5 August 2019 requesting information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding an alleged incident at Larry’s Creek Road near Reefton on 25th July 2019 at approximately 12pm on the Inangahua East operational area. 

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Finances paid by WCDHB to NZ Drug Foundation since October 2017.

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9333

I refer to your email dated 7 August 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB.

  • A copy of information related to finances which have been paid between your District Health Board and the New Zealand Drug Foundation, including the broken-down amount, in the form of contracts, consulting, or other, since October 26, 2017.

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Tatau Pounamu Meeting papers for September 2019

Tatau Pounamu Advisory Group meeting papers for 13 September 2019 meeting at Board Room, Corporate Services, Grey Base Hospital

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Elective surgery Caseweights, Percentage of patients with confirmed cancer who receive their first treatment within 31 days, and high suspicion of cancer within 62 days of referral. Percentage of accepted referrals for CT scans and MRI scans receiving procedures within 42 days. Number and percentage of ED patients discharged or treated within six hours. number of presentations to ED.

1. Elective surgery discharges (caseweights and actual number)**

2. Elective surgery Caseweights, Percentage of patients with confirmed cancer who receive their first treatment within 31 days, and high suspicion of cancer within 62 days of referral. Percentage4 of accepted referrals for CT scans and MRI scans receiving procedures within 42 days. Number and percentage of ED patients discharged or treated within six hours. number of presentations to ED.

3. Elective medical discharges (caseweights and actual number)

4. Planned (funded) elective medical discharges (caseweights)

5. Acute caseweight discharges

6. Acute caseweights planned (funded)

7. Number and % of patients with a confirmed cancer diagnosis receive their first cancer treatment (or other management) within 31 days of a decision to treat

8. Number and % of patients referred urgently with a high suspicion of cancer receive their first treatment (or other management) within 62 days of the referral being received by the hospital

9. Number and % of accepted referrals for CT scans receiving procedures within 42 days

10. Number and % of accepted referrals for MRI scans receiving procedures within 42 days

11. Number and % of ED patients discharged or treated within 6 hours.

12. Number of presentations to ED.

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Measles Fact Sheet

Measles Fact Sheet – News item

With the large number of measles cases around the country, we can expect to see some measles cases on the Coast at some stage.

Measles is a highly infectious virus that can be life threatening. Complications occur in about one in three people, and for them measles can be serious, even fatal.

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Last 3 years: number of women who have undergone gender affirmation surgery who have given birth as a man after the surgery?

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9337

I refer to your email dated 9 August 2019 to Department of Internal Affairs which they subsequently transferred to us on 16 August 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB. Specifically:

  • All information from the last three years (2016/2017, 2017/2018, and 2018/2019) regarding the number of women in New Zealand who have undergone gender affirmation surgery and have delivered a baby, as a man, after the gender reaffirmation surgery.

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Following MoH recommendations regarding Youth Health Care in Secondary Schools: How many schools have taken up the recommendations? Where are the schools, Name of the schools that have taken up the recommendations?

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9334

2. How many schools have taken up the recommendations?
3. Where are the schools that have taken up the recommendations?
4. Are you able to name the schools that have taken up the recommendations?

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Over past five years: how many babies have been born to mothers dependent on illegal drugs? How many were uplifted by Oranga Tamariki? Length of stay in hospital for baby? Number of babies requiring withdrawal medication?

1. Over the past five years (since January 2014), how many babies have been born under the care of West Coast District Health Board to mothers dependent on illegal drugs?
2. How many of those babies were uplifted by Oranga Tamariki?
3. How many of those babies required a hospital stay of more than 7 days?
4. How many of those babies required a hospital stay of more than 14 days?
5. How many of those babies required medication as a result of withdrawal symptoms?

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What discussions has the DHB had in the past year with providers about additional aged care dementia care in Greymouth?

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9330

I refer to your email dated 29 July 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB.

  1. What discussions has the DHB had in the past year with providers about additional aged care dementia care in Greymouth?
  2. Who were the discussions with?
  3. With Kowhai Manor out the picture, are there concerns over capacity on the Coast for dementia patients?

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Whataroa Clinic Roster – September 2019

  • Date: 30 Aug 2019
  • Document Type:
  • ID: SW-Roster-Whataroa-092019

Whataroa Clinic Roster for September 2019

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Hari Hari Clinic Roster – September 2019

  • Date: 30 Aug 2019
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  • ID: SW-Roster-HariHari-092019

Hari Hari Clinic Roster for September 2019

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Haast Clinic Roster – September 2019

  • Date: 30 Aug 2019
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  • ID: SW-Roster-Haast-092019

Haast Clinic Roster for September 2019

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Franz Josef Glacier Clinic Roster – September 2019

  • Date: 30 Aug 2019
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  • ID: SW-Roster-FranzJosef-092019

Franz Josef Glacier Clinic Roster for September 2019

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Fox Glacier Clinic Roster – September 2019

  • Date: 30 Aug 2019
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  • ID: SW-Roster-Fox-092019

Fox Glacier Clinic Roster for September 2019

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WCDHB Studentship 2019 Application Form (Computer-typeable version)

  • Date: 27 Aug 2019
  • Document Type: ,
  • ID: Stdtsh2019AppForm-CT

Studentship 2019 Application Form (Computer-typeable version)

To be eligible for consideration, applicants are required to complete this West Coast DHB Studentship Application form and submit it along with the necessary documentation listed in the form.

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WCDHB Studentship 2019 Application Form (Printer-friendly version)

  • Date: 27 Aug 2019
  • Document Type: ,
  • ID: Stdtsh2019AppForm-PF

Studentship 2019 Application Form (Printer-friendly version)

To be eligible for consideration, applicants are required to complete this West Coast DHB Studentship Application form and submit it along with the necessary documentation listed in the form.

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Maternity – staffing, vacancies, correspondence re staffing problems, complaints re lack of staff.

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9327

I refer to your email dated 22 July 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB.

  1. The number of full and part time staff currently employed in the maternity ward at your District Health Board.
  2. The number of positions that exist or need to be filled
  3. Please also provide any reports or information
  4. I also request any complaints or matters of concern raised by maternity ward staff to management about problems or incidents arising from or related to a lack of staffing within the maternity ward.

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Does each respective DHB and GP have implemented, an electronic health record?

RE Official Information Act request CDHB 10145 and WCDHB 9324

I refer to your email dated 24 June 2019 sent to the Ministry of Health which they subsequently transferred to us on 10 July 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB regarding Electronic Health Records. Specifically:

  • I am researching the impact of information technology investment in health across New Zealand in regards to its impact on access and equity of access to health care. This is with the hypothesis that integrated electronic health records support and promote access to essential health care for the New Zealand population.  To achieve this, I shall be taking advantage of discontinuities in the stages at which General Practices and District Health Boards have implemented electronic health records. As such, I am requesting whether each respective DHB and GP have implemented an electronic health record. (For ease of the request, I have attached an excel template with the required information).

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Statistics on investigations or prosecution of breaches of health and safety have resulted from inspections of establishments and homes?

Could you provide the statistics of:

1. How many inspections have been carried out of a) establishments and b) homes in respect of sections 24 to 29 of the Prostitution Reform Act from 2003 until 2019, by year? To avoid doubt, these are inspections of licensed brothels or home-based sex work to ensure that Health and Safety standards are adhered to.

2. Can you provide statistics on how many investigations or prosecutions of breaches of health and safety have resulted from the above inspections for the same period, by year

3. Of the number of investigations, please provide data on what proportion of investigations and prosecutions relate to owner-operators versus licensed brothels.

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The total funding required for the provision of termination of pregnancy services in NZ 2018/2019

RE Official Information Act request CDHB 10134 and WCDHB 9321

I refer to your email dated 1 June 2019 to the Ministry of Health which they subsequently partially transferred to us on 28 June 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB, specifically Question 2.

2. The total funding required for the provision of termination of pregnancy services in Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB in the previous year. (2018/2019)?

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Guideline to Developing a Career Plan for Nurses and Midwives

  • Date: 8 Aug 2019
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  • ID: CareerPlanGuideline2020

This guide has been adapted from information provided by Health Workforce Directorate (HWD). It is intended for use by Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners who are undergoing postgraduate study funded by HWD.

This guideline and the career plan template are designed to support staff with choices around career development in order to support them to achieve their full potential.

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Career Plan – Worksheet – (Computer typable)

  • Date: 8 Aug 2019
  • Document Type:
  • ID: CarPlanWorksheet

Career Plan Worksheet for Postgraduate Nursing Education

This worksheet consists of 4 parts:

  1. Knowing Yourself
  2. Explore the Possibilities
  3. Making Choices
  4. Make it Happen

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Career & Professional Development Plan (Nursing) – 2020 (Printer friendly)

  • Date: 8 Aug 2019
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  • ID: CarProfDevlpmtPlanNursing-2020-Word

Career planning is a continuous process of self-reflection and goal setting. This plan will help you to identify your short and long term career aspirations, as well as any professional development that you might need to undertake in order to achieve these goals. Any career aspiration should align with organisational priorities and should be reflected in your regular performance review discussions with your line manager.

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Career & Professional Development Plan (Nursing) – 2020 (Computer typable)

  • Date: 8 Aug 2019
  • Document Type:
  • ID: CarProfDevlpmtPlanNursing-2020-Word

Career planning is a continuous process of self-reflection and goal setting. This plan will help you to identify your short and long term career aspirations, as well as any professional development that you might need to undertake in order to achieve these goals. Any career aspiration should align with organisational priorities and should be reflected in your regular performance review discussions with your line manager.

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How to make an employee expense claim on MAX

Instructions on how to use the MAX app on the WCDHB Intranet to make an employee expanse claim.

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Training Conference and Travel Form

External Training and Conference Applications Form (includes Travel and Accommodation Form); West Coast DHB

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Prioritisation strategy 2020 – HWD Funded Postgraduate Nurse Education

Health Workforce Directorate (HWD) has a contract with the West Coast District Health Board (WCDHB) to fund Level 8 postgraduate education for nurses on the West Coast. 

Each year, nurses apply to receive funding to support their learning pathway towards either a:

  • postgraduate certificate
  • postgraduate diploma
  • or clinical masters of nursing

As part of this process, a prioritisation strategy is utilised to make best use of the funding. HWD specifications, Ministry of Health health targets, and workforce needs inform the prioritisation strategy.

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Pacific People Support funding service specification 2018

The purpose of the Pacific People Support fund is to enhance the likelihood of the Pacific workforce successfully completing HWNZ funded training programmes by providing Pacific Peoples support that is culturally competent and technically relevant to the training programme.

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Māori Support fund specifications 2018

The purpose of the Māori Support fund is to enhance the likelihood of the Māori workforce successfully completing HWNZ funded training programmes by providing Māori support that is culturally competent and technically relevant to the training programme.

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FAQs – Health Workforce Directorate (HWD) – 2020 Academic Year

Questions answered include:

  • Who is eligible to apply for Health Workforce Directorate (HWD) funding?
  • What does HWD funding cover?
  • How do I apply for HWD funding?

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Postgraduate Nursing Education on the West Coast – 2020 Version

The West Coast District Health Board (WCDHB) administers funding from Health Workforce Directorate (HWD) for West Coast nurses wanting to undertake postgraduate (level 8) study toward qualifications including: certificates, diplomas, and clinical masters.
The WCDHB Nurse Manager – Workforce Development, based in Greymouth, coordinates this funding on behalf of the West Coast region.

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