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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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Advisory Committee Meeting – 26 November 2020

Advisory Committee Papers for 26 November 2020 Meeting

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Have there been any suicides… – 3 questions – OIA Request Response

RE Official information request WCDHB 9489

I refer to your email dated 3 November 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB. Specifically:

1. Have there been any suicides of people while in the care of the DHB in the past year? (On the ward)?

2. Have there been any suicides by someone within a week of discharge over the past year?

3. Have there been any suicides by someone living in the community with support in the past year?

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ECT / Electroconvulsive Therapy

RE Official information request WCDHB 9488

I refer to your email dated 11 September 2020 to the Ministry of Health which they subsequently partially transferred to us on 3 November 2020 requesting the following information under the Official
Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding electro convulsive therapy (ECT). Specifically, questions B, C, E and H of your request as laid out below:

b. Are there different machines in use in different DHBs?

c. How many machines are in use in each DHB?

e. If most of the machines are of a particular manufacturer, how long have they been in use. I am particularly interested in the age and make of the ECT machines.

h. Does the Ministry have any statistics of any complaints about ECT that have been made to the DHBs, and if so, please provide similar information broken down annually in the period 1 January 2010 to 1 January 2020.

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Locums – OIA Request Response

DHB spend on locums for medical specialists every year for the past five years. i.e.General surgery/Orthopaedics/Enterology/Gynaecology/
Ophthalmology/Urology
Cardiology/. Total locum spend year by year over this period, as well as the total internal staff spent on specialists for the same periods?
What is the size of the population the DHB serves and what is its annual operating budget? It would also be helpful to have explanations for higher (or lower) than usual locum costs for particular periods and whether or not the DHB offers limited services in respective departments.

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Mental Health Prescriptions – OIA Request Response

Mental Health Prescriptions: The number of antidepressant prescriptions handed out at the DHB each year for the last five years (January to December 2016 to January 2020 to YTD), broken down by each hospital if more than one under the DHB. The number of people prescribed antidepressants under the DHB  each year for the last five years (January to December 2016 to January 2020 to YTD), broken down by each hospital if more than one under the DHB. The number of antipsychotic prescriptions handed out at the DHB each year for the last five years (January to December 2016 to January 2020 to YTD), broken down by each hospital if more than one under the DHB. The number of people prescribed antipsychotic prescriptions under the DHB  each year for the last five years (January to December 2016 to January 2020 to YTD),  broken down by each hospital if more than one under the DHB. The number of admissions to the adult mental health inpatient unit each year for the last five years (January to December 2016 to January 2020 to YTD), broken down by each hospital if more than one under the DHB.The total amount of DHB funds allocated to the adult mental health inpatient each year for the last five years (January – December 2016 to January 2020 – YTD), with brief detail of what the money was being spent on each year. The number of complaints relating to mental health care each year for the last five years (January – December 2016 to January 2020 – YTD), with a brief description of each complaint. Also a breakdown of the number of these complaints that were investigated.

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ICU, Intensive Care Unit occupancy – OIA Request Response

What is the maximum bed occupancy in ICU? What has been the bed occupancy rate (% beds occupied in ICUs by week/month for the period 15 March to 1st October 2020

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RMOs / Australian – OIA Request Response

How many RMOs employed by the DHB are Australian citizens or graduates of an Australian Medical School and a breakdown of these employees stating whether each one is a house officer or registrar and their specialty.

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Whataroa Clinic Roster – November 2020

  • Date: 30 Oct 2020
  • Document Type:
  • ID: SW-Roster-Whataroa-112020

Whataroa Clinic Roster for November 2020

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Hari Hari Clinic Roster – November 2020

  • Date: 30 Oct 2020
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  • ID: SW-Roster-HariHari-112020

Hari Hari Clinic Roster for November 2020

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Haast Clinic Roster – November 2020

  • Date: 29 Oct 2020
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  • ID: SW-Roster-Haast-112020

Haast Clinic Roster for November 2020

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Franz Josef Glacier Clinic Roster – November 2020

  • Date: 29 Oct 2020
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  • ID: SW-Roster-FranzJosef-112020

Franz Josef Glacier Clinic Roster for November 2020

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Fox Glacier Clinic Roster – November 2020

  • Date: 29 Oct 2020
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  • ID: SW-Roster-Fox-112020

Fox Glacier Clinic Roster for November 2020

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Board Meeting – Friday, 30 October 2020

Board Papers for the West Coast DHB Board meeting Friday, 30 October 2020 meeting

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Consumer Council Agenda – 21 August 2020

Consumer Council Agenda – 21 August 2020

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Consumer Council Agenda – 9 December 2019

Consumer Council Agenda – 9 December 2019

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Consumer Council Minutes – 21 August 2020

Consumer Council Minutes – 21 August 2020

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Consumer Council Minutes – 9 December 2019

Consumer Council Minutes – 9 December 2019

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Fit Testing Problems: What was the % of workers across the whole of the DHB who had received fit testing in the previous 12 months?

RE Official information request CDHB 10437 & WCDHB 9479

I refer to your email dated 17 September 2020 to the Ministry of Health which they subsequently partially transferred to us on 1 October 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB. Specifically question 1 and 2 regarding Fit testing problems, as below:

1.What was the percentage of workers across the whole of the DHB who had received fit testing in theprevious twelve months?
2.What are the actual numbers for each DHB?

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Psychotherapists employed by the DHB and CPD budget and spend 2018 and 2019

RE Official information request CDHB 10434 & WCDHB 9476

I refer to your email dated 25 September 2020 requesting the following information under the Official
Information Act from Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB regarding: the data and/or information held
by your District Health Boards, with regards to psychotherapists, psychotherapists who use different
titles but work primarily as a psychotherapist (i.e. clinical leads, professional leaders), and those carrying
out the work of psychotherapists. Specifically:

1. The actual number of psychotherapists employed by the DHB
2. The actual number of psychotherapists engaged as contractors by the DHB
3. The number of psychotherapists on each salary step
4. For continuing professional development for DHB employed psychotherapists:
• Total budget for 2018 and 2020 (separately)
• Total spend for 2018 and 2019 (separately)

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Healthcare for transgender people

RE Official information request WCDHB 9472

I refer to your email dated 10 September 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB. Specifically:

1. Of the following list of services, which (if any) does the District Health Board provide? Does the DHB provide any services for transgender health care not listed, if so, what?
– Puberty blockers
– Hormone replacement therapy
– Fertility preservation
– Mastectomy
– Hysterectomy
– Orchiectomy
– Facial hair removal
– Breast augmentation
– Voice training
– Facial feminization surgery
– Genital reconstruction surgery
– Counselling
– Other mental health support (please specify services in response)

For services provided by the DHB:

2. What is their current status? What clinic (or clinics) provides the service? Are they accepting new patients?

3. Broken down by provided services (and initial consultation and readiness assessments or other if applicable), how long is the current wait time on appointments for transgender health? How long have these wait times been in previous years that the service was available?

For questions 4.-17.  Please see Full Description…

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Updated information as of Aug/Sept, how many HDU/CCU beds and negative isolation pressure rooms at DHB

RE Official information request WCDHB 9471

I refer to your email dated 16 August 2020 to Ministry of Health and subsequently partially transferred
to us on 10 September 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act
from West Coast DHB. Specifically:

1. As of this month (August/September), how many HDU/CCU beds, and negative
isolation pressure rooms across all DHBs? Note: ICU beds being answered by Ministry of Health)

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