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Statement of Service Performance 2020/21

Under the Crown Entities Act 2004, Article 149C, West Coast DHB is required to submit a Statement of Performance Expectations before the start of the new financial year which is 1 July 2020. Due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, legislation was passed on 30 April 2020 which allows a Minister to extend this deadline by up to 3 months. West Coast DHB has received notice that the Minister of Health has agreed to extend the requirement to finalise the 2020/21 Statement of Performance Expectations to 15 August 2020.

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Please provide the total cost of running the paging systems used in hospitals i.e. cost of equipment, maintenance, paging volume charges and support costs.

RE Official information request WCDHB 9431

We refer to your email dated 27 May 2020 to the Ministry of Health which they subsequently transferred to us on 29 May 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB re paging systems used in hospitals for important messages. Specifically:

  1. Could you please provide (for each DHB), the total cost of running the paging systems used in hospitals. i.e cost of equipment, maintenance, paging volume charges and support costs.

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Publishing of DHB Intranet policies, protocols, best practice documents to be published online. IANZ accreditation for Labs.

RE Official Information Act request CDHB 10325 AND WCDHB 9433

I refer to your email dated 30 May 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from Canterbury DHB AND West Coast DHB re publication of all DHB Policies, Protocols and Best Practice Documents. Specifically:

1. That your DHB make ALL your DHB policies, protocols and best practice documents publicly available.

2. Is your DHB laboratory and radiology departments, or the agencies your DHB has contract out pathology and radiology services, IANZ accredited?

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Questions relating to gender bias in our health system

Gender Bias in health system:

  1. Number of patients who waited longer than six hours in ED.
  2. Number prescribed painkillers after presenting to ED.
  3. Wait time for patient to be referred from ED to gynaecology, cardiology, urology.
  4. Number of declined referrals from ED.
  5. Number of complaints relating to a referral to a MH service. number of complaints relating to undiagnosed symptoms or misdiagnosed conditions.

All with breakdown by gender, ethnicity and age.

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Covid-19 Hospitalisation costs

RE Official information request WCDHB 9432

We refer to your email dated 1 June 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB re Covid-19 hospitalisation costs. Specifically:

  • The total cost to the DHB from Covid-19 hospitalisations, between February 28 and May 27, broken down by the reasons for the costs;
  • The total number of Covid-19 patient admissions between February 28 and May 27, broken down by whether they were in HDU, ICU or general/medical beds;
  • The total number of bed days related to Covid-19 patients;
  • The total number of Covid-19 patients who required the support of a ventilator while in hospital under DHB care

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Guidelines of your DHB which relate to referral for women for consideration of abortions

RE Official information request CDHB 10318 and WCDHB 9430

I request pursuant to the OIA:

  1. A copy of any guidelines of your DHB which relate to referral for women for consideration of first, second or third trimester abortions, including any guidelines operative before or after the enactment of the Abortion Legislation Act 2020. If your DHB has no such guidelines please

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Haast Clinic Roster – July 2020

  • Date: 1 Jul 2020
  • Document Type:
  • ID: SW-Roster-Haast-072020

Haast Clinic Roster for July 2020

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Franz Josef Glacier Clinic Roster – July 2020

  • Date: 1 Jul 2020
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  • ID: SW-Roster-FranzJosef-072020

Franz Josef Glacier Clinic Roster for July 2020

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Hari Hari Clinic Roster – July 2020

  • Date: 1 Jul 2020
  • Document Type:
  • ID: SW-Roster-HariHari-072020

Hari Hari Clinic Roster for July 2020

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Fox Glacier Clinic Roster – July 2020

  • Date: 1 Jul 2020
  • Document Type:
  • ID: SW-Roster-Fox-072020

Fox Glacier Clinic Roster for July 2020

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Whataroa Clinic Roster – July 2020

  • Date: 1 Jul 2020
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  • ID: SW-Roster-Whataroa-072020

Whataroa Clinic Roster for July 2020

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Board Meeting – Friday, 26 June 2020

Board Papers for the West Coast DHB Board meeting Friday, 26 June 2020 meeting

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Permission granted by Greymouth MOH for the 2014 Kaiata Range aerial 1080 operation conducted by Tb-Free NZ

RE Official information request WCDHB 9426

We refer to your email dated 25 April 2020 which the Ministry of Health subsequently partially transferred to
West Coast DHB on 12 May 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act.
Specifically questions 1 and 2:

1. Please provide a copy of the permission granted by Greymouth MOH for the 2014 Kaiata Range aerial
1080 operation conducted by Tb-Free NZ. The File Reference number is 4/767/GRYPH/CB.
A copy of this permission is attached as Appendix 1.

2. Please provide a copy of the audit of this operation.
A copy of the field audit notes and photographs taken by the field auditors are attached as Appendix 2.
Please note we have redacted information pursuant to section 9(2)(a) of the Official Information Act “… to
protect the privacy of individuals”.

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Number of births at WCDHB facilities and home births during the nationwide coronavirus lockdown from March 25 to April 27

RE Official information request WCDHB 9427

We refer to your email dated 14 May 2020 requesting the following information from West Coast DHB under the Official Information Act. Specifically:

1. I wish to receive information relating to the number of births at West Coast District Health Board facilities and home births during the nationwide coronavirus lockdown from March 25 to April 27.

2. Can this information be broken down by location: at Grey Base Hospital, other West Coast DHB facilities, or a home birth, and by date and sex.

3. Can figures also be provided for the same period in 2019.

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All reports which considered fetal and infant mortality rates in the West Coast DHB

RE Official information request WCDHB 9434

I refer to your email dated 25 May 2020 to the Ministry of Health which they subsequently transferred to us on 3 June 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB re West Coast Fetal and Infant Mortality. Specifically:

  • Please provide all reports in the Ministry’s possession which were commissioned or produced by or for the Ministry of Health or West Coast DHB which considered fetal and infant mortality rates in the West Coast DHB. The scope of this OIA is for all reports of the described nature between 2015 and 2020.

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Number of ECT (Electro convulsive treatment) devices in hospitals

RE Official information request WCDHB 9429

We refer to your email dated 11 May 2020 to the Ministry of Health which they have subsequently partially transferred to us on 21 May 2020 requesting the following information from West Coast DHB under the Official Information Act. Specifically question 1 below.

1. Given that Electroconvulsive Treatment has been used as a method of torture historically in New Zealand, can you please inform me of the precise number of these devices in NZ hospitals in present time?

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Use of requisitioning powers – provide details on your organisation’s use of requisitioning powers authorised under the state of emergency or under the epidemic notice

RE Official information request CDHB 10308 and WCDHB 9425

We refer to your email dated 7 May 2020 requesting the following information from Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB under the Official Information Act regarding the use of requisitioning powers.

In terms of the Official Information Act, please provide me with detail on your organisation’s use of requisitioning powers authorised under the state of emergency or under the epidemic notice. I would like to know what sorts of goods have been requisitioned, how frequently this has happened, and what compensation has been offered.

Note that I am making the same request of the Ministry of Health, the District Health Boards, and Civil Defence.

1. I would like copies of any requisition orders provided under 90(3) of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act, as well as copies of any requisition orders produced under 90(5) of the same Act. I also request detail of any compensation provided.
2. I would also like copies of any requisition orders produced under 71 (1) of the Public Health Act, also with detail of any compensation provided.
3. Please also provide any background papers, policies, guidelines, advice, or related documents on the use of requisitioning powers

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1080 operations Buller

RE Official information request WCDHB 9417

We refer to your email dated 14 April 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding 1080 operations in the Buller region. Specifically:

1. Could you please supply the log sent from DOC officer 9 (2)(a) to the WCDHB Medical Officer of Health for applications 19/1228/CB/GRYPH and 19/1183/CB/GRYPH to supply “..sufficient evidence to demonstrate compliance with EPA Communication Guidelines for 1080 Operations” and supplying the records of the consultation on managing the public health risks prior to the aerial two 1080 operations above
2. What was the evidence provided that demonstrated that the guidelines had been complied with?
3. What public health risks were identified and how were they to be managed, and how were they managed?
4. Please supply the audits and reports of the whole 1080 operations that resulted in the large presence of carcasses of rats and non-target species on the beach at Westport; including the decision to bury (as opposed to the required disposal in a toxic waste site) and the actual burial.
5. As there was no supervision of the operation by DHB staff who decided that beach burial was adequate in order to safeguard public, animal and environmental health?

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What percentage of NZ COVID-19 deaths had Do Not Resuscitate orders?

RE Official information request CDHB 10313 and WCDHB 9428

We refer to your email dated 3 May 2020 to the Ministry of Health which they partially transferred to us on 18 May 2020 requesting the following information from Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB under the Official Information Act. Specifically Question 1:

1. What percentage of NZ COV-19 deaths to date had Do Not Resuscitate orders?

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Provide details of PPE as applicable: the locations, quantities, brand names, number of uses, purchase dates and expiry dates

RE Official information request CDHB 10303 and WCDHB 9422

We refer to your letter dated 25 March 2020 and received 30 April 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB with regard to Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), CT scanners, Oxygen tanks and Ventilators. Specifically:

We are asking all DHBs to share with us, and ideally place on their websites, the following information as applicable on the items listed below: the locations (e.g. hospital name), quantities, brand names, number of uses (i.e. are they disposable or reusable?), purchase dates and expiry dates:
1 – 6 . Gowns, Masks, Goggles , Gloves, Disinfectant (e.g. bleach) and Hand sanitiser

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COVID lab tests – info requested from labs and community and public health

RE Official information request CDHB 10307, WCDHB 9424 and SCDHB

We refer to your email dated 3 May 2020 requesting the following information from Canterbury DHB under the Official Information Act.

Community and Public Health are a division of the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB), but serve as the Public Health Unit (PHU) for the South Canterbury District Health Board (SCDHB) and the West Coast District Health Board (WCDHB). We are therefore responding for all three DHBs.

1. How many tests for Covid-19 have been carried out (ie swabs or other tests initiated) in your Public Health Unit area (ie the Community and Public Health region – CPH in future references)?
2. How many of these tests within the CPU region have been discarded / not completed by a lab (whether Canterbury Health Labs or another)?
3. Can you please specify how many tests were not processed because of a decision made by a CPU Medical Officer of Health, and how many were decided by someone else e.g. at the lab?
4. Can these rejected / discarded tests please be broken down into the reasons given for rejecting the test

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A copy of each referral pathway for each region in New Zealand

RE Official information request CDHB 10306 and WCDHB 9423

We refer to your email dated 3 April 2020 to the Ministry of Health which they subsequently partially transferred to Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB on 1 May 2020 requesting the following information with regard to consumers rights and physicians’ obligations. Specifically, the Ministry has transferred to us the following:

According to the Health and Disability Commissioner (Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights) Regulations 1996, Right 6 clause 3 (c),”Every consumer has the right to honest and accurate answers to questions relating to services, including questions about…(c) how to obtain an opinion from another provider;”. Further, Right 7 clause 8 states: “Every consumer has the right to express a preference as to who will provide services and have that preference met where practicable.” According to the MoH Operational Policy Framework 2019/20, available through Nationwide Service Framework Library https://nsfl.health.govt.nz; section 7.5.2 “Regions should ensure that clear referral pathways are in place and known to all clinicians.”

1. I respectfully request a copy of each referral pathway for each region in New Zealand.

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Advisory Committee Meeting – 11 June 2020

Advisory Committee Papers for 11 June 2020 Meeting

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Tatau Pounamu Meeting papers for June 2020

Tatau Pounamu Advisory Group meeting papers for 5 June 2020 meeting at Board Room, Corporate Services, Grey Base Hospital

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Fox Glacier Clinic Roster – June 2020

  • Date: 31 May 2020
  • Document Type:
  • ID: SW-Roster-Fox-062020

Fox Glacier Clinic Roster for June 2020

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Whataroa Clinic Roster – June 2020

  • Date: 31 May 2020
  • Document Type:
  • ID: SW-Roster-Whataroa-062020

Whataroa Clinic Roster for June 2020

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Haast Clinic Roster – June 2020

  • Date: 31 May 2020
  • Document Type:
  • ID: SW-Roster-Haast-062020

Haast Clinic Roster for June 2020

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Hari Hari Clinic Roster – June 2020

  • Date: 31 May 2020
  • Document Type:
  • ID: SW-Roster-HariHari-062020

Hari Hari Clinic Roster for June 2020

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