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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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Q1 How COVID-19 has impacted on community oral health service for pre-school and primary school children

RE Official information request WCDHB 9452

I refer to email dated 1 July 2020 to the Ministry of Health which they subsequently partially transferred to us on 23 July 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding how COVID-19 has impacted on the community oral health service for pre-school and primary school children. Specifically question 1.

1. Can you please let me know the current percentage of overdue cases across the Northern, Midland, Central and Southern regions– and how that compares to the past two years.
a. What are the longest wait times?
b. Where are they?

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Breast reconstruction wait lists 2019/2020

RE Official information request CDHB 10349 and WCDHB 9447

I refer to your email dated 7 July 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB regarding breast reconstruction following a mastectomy. Specifically:

West Coast DHB: This level of plastic or reconstructive surgery for women from the West Coast is undertaken through tertiary services at Canterbury DHB.

  1. The number of clients who received immediate breast reconstruction following a mastectomy in 2019/20?
  2. The average breast reconstruction wait time for 2019/20?

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Number of dietitians employed. Salary step, continuing professional development.

RE Official information request WCDHB 9454

I refer to your email dated 24 July 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding dietitians. Specifically:

1. The actual number of dietitians – i.e. headcount.

2. The number of dietitians on each salary step.

3. For continuing professional development for DHB employed dietitians:

• Total budget for 2018 and 2019 financial years
• Total spend for 2018 and 2019 financial years
• A breakdown of:
• Spend on training
• Spend on all other professional development.

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Number of Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Assistants, salary step, CPD budget and spend FYs 2018 and 2019

RE Official information request WCDHB 9453

I refer to your email dated 23 July 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding Pharmacy Assistants, Trainee Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Technicians, Intern Pharmacists, and Pharmacists. Specifically:

1. The actual number of Pharmacists – i.e. headcount.

a. The actual number of Pharmacy Technicians – i.e. headcount
b. The actual number of Pharmacy Assistants – i.e. headcount
c. The number of employees, broken down into Pharmacists, Technicians, and assistants on each salary step.

2. For continuing professional development for DHB employed pharmacy staff:

a. Total budget for 2018 and 2019 financial years
b. Total spend for 2018 and 2019 financial years
c. A breakdown of:

  • Spend on training for qualifications including technicians, level 5 and 6, pharmacist prescriber, and postgraduate diploma in clinical pharmacy.
  • Spend on all other professional development.

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Does the Board have a policy to prioritise Maori and/or Pasifika patients on elective surgery waiting lists? Pressures of deferred surgery due to COVID-19?

RE Official information request WCDHB 9460

I refer to your email dated 4 August 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB. Specifically:

1. Does the Board have a policy to prioritise Maori and/or Pasifka patients on elective surgery waiting lists?
2. If so, how long has this policy been in force and when is it scheduled to end?
3. If so, what is the rationale for this policy?
4. If so, is the policy based on the pressures of deferred surgery due to COVID-19?
5. If there is no such policy, why has the Board not followed the lead of the Capital and Coast District Health Board?
6. What is the current number of deferred elective surgeries due to the pressures of COVID-19?

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Last financial year (2019/2020) Total sum paid direct to each medical college on behalf of all medical practitioners, and through reimbursements on behalf of SMOs and RMOs.

I refer to your email dated 21 July 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB. Specifically:

  • The total sum paid to each medical college by your DHB on behalf of all medical practitioners. For the avoidance of doubt, this is sums paid by the DHB directly to medical colleges and through reimbursements on behalf of SMOs and RMOs. (Clarified as being for the last financial year.)

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Assaults last 3 years: Mental Health workers, ED workers, Maternity workers, Health workers

RE Official information request WCDHB 9450

I refer to your email dated 7 July 2020 sent to Ministry of Health which they subsequently transferred to us on 21 July 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB. Specifically:

1. The number of complaints from mental health workers alleging they were assaulted in the workplace within the last 3 years. 

2. The number of complaints from health workers alleging they were assaulted while working at the Emergency Department over the last three years. age, sex, job title of the complainant

3. The number of complaints from health workers who have made allegations they were assaulted while working at maternity services over the last 3 years.

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COVID-19 border control impact on DHB clinical workforce

RE Official information request WCDHB 9449

I refer to your email dated 8 July 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB. Specifically:

1. What percentage of your usual clinical workforce is overseas-trained?
2. If possible, please provide percentages of overseas-trained staffers in each of these categories: doctors, nurses, midwives, and allied health, science and technical professionals.
3. What impact do you expect border restrictions to have on the DHB workforce over the next year?
4. Are there specialities likely to be under pressure as a result of border restrictions? For example, because there is a small workforce in New Zealand or because of overseas training needs. If so, which specialties?
5. Is your DHB currently recruiting for any clinical positions which you cannot fill with New Zealand applicants?
6. If so, how many, and what is/are the positions?
7. Have you had any overseas-trained and recruited clinicians cut contracts short and return home because of Covid?
8. If so, how many, and in what category (doctor, nurse…)?

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The total number of annual leave days taken by all Senior Medical Officers (SMOs) in each of following months: December 2018, January 2019, December 2019 and January 2020.

RE Official information request WCDHB 9457

I refer to email dated 28 July 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB. Specifically:

1. The total number of annual leave days taken by (all) Senior Medical Officers (SMOs) in your employ in each of the following months: December 2018, January 2019, December 2019 and January 2020

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Advisory Committee Meeting – 10 September 2020

Advisory Committee Papers for 10 September 2020 Meeting

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Number of days annual leave taken by RMOs between 23/12/2019 and 12/01/2020

RE Official information request WCDHB 9455

I refer to your email dated 27 July 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB. Specifically:

The total number of days annual leave taken by RMOs at your DHB between 23 December 2019 and 12 January 2020.

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Whataroa Clinic Roster – September 2020

  • Date: 31 Aug 2020
  • Document Type:
  • ID: SW-Roster-Whataroa-092020

Whataroa Clinic Roster for September 2020

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Hari Hari Clinic Roster – September 2020

  • Date: 31 Aug 2020
  • Document Type:
  • ID: SW-Roster-HariHari-092020

Hari Hari Clinic Roster for September 2020

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Haast Clinic Roster – September 2020

  • Date: 31 Aug 2020
  • Document Type:
  • ID: SW-Roster-Haast-092020

Haast Clinic Roster for September 2020

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Franz Josef Glacier Clinic Roster – September 2020

  • Date: 31 Aug 2020
  • Document Type:
  • ID: SW-Roster-FranzJosef-092020

Franz Josef Glacier Clinic Roster for September 2020

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Fox Glacier Clinic Roster – September 2020

  • Date: 31 Aug 2020
  • Document Type:
  • ID: SW-Roster-Fox-092020

Fox Glacier Clinic Roster for September 2020

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Survey – how a person with cancer has their oral health needs assessed and addressed at each stage of their cancer journey in NZ. 17 questions.

RE Official information request WCDHB 9441

I refer to your email dated 29 June 2020 requesting information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding a survey you are conducting into “How a person with cancer has their oral health needs assessed and addressed at each stage of their cancer journey in NZ”.

Hospital dental services for people with cancer of the head and neck and of blood tumour streams for residents of the West Coast are primarily provided by and through specialist tertiary services at Canterbury DHB.

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Total number of patients referred to and seen by Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology specialities within specified time. Please provide the data from July 2019 to present by month (Attachment 1).Number of patients who underwent surgery for colorectal cancer and waiting time. Please provide the data from July 2019 to present by month (Attachment 2).

RE: OFFICIAL INFORMATION ACT REQUEST WCDHB 9397

I refer to your email dated 21 February 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB.

  1. Total number of patients referred to and seen by Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology specialities within specified time. Please provide the data from July 2019 to present by month (Attachment 1).
  2. Number of patients who underwent surgery for colorectal cancer and waiting time. Please provide the data from July 2019 to present by month (Attachment 2).

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Covid-19 preparedness assessments done on the six West Coast aged care providers

RE Official information request WCDHB 9444

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

Please may I see the Covid-19 preparedness assessments done on the six West Coast aged care providers.

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Details on Anaesthetic Technicians employed by DHB

RE Official information request WCDHB 9443

I refer to your email dated 30 June 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB. Specifically:

1. How many anaesthetic technicians are employed by the DHB and for each technician please provide the following: their FTE, their length of service as per their employment agreement, and what step on the salary scale they are paid, and what the salary for the step they are on is.

2. How much anaesthetic technician FTE is currently vacant at the DHB;

3. The number of anaesthetic technician trainees currently employed at the DHB;

4. The number of Maori and Pacifica anaesthetic technicians and trainees (identified separately) are employed at the DHB;

5. Both the budget for and the actual amount of money spent by the DHB on professional development for anaesthetic technicians in the 12 months from 1 June 2019 to 1 June 2020;

6. How much has been spent on locum and contractor anaesthetic technicians in the 12 months from 1 June 2019 to 1 June 2020. This will include all salary, wage or contractor fees as well as incidentals such as recruitment costs, travel and accommodation for such individuals.

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The current Ethnicity information for the Canterbury and the West Coast DHB

RE Official information request CDHB 10335 and WCDHB 9437

I refer to your email dated 18 June 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB.

The current Ethnicity information for the Canterbury and the West Coast DHB. Please also provide the same information as at 31 March 2017 or a date as close as possible to three years ago. Please provide the answers for the four following groups (Maori male, Maori female, Total male, total female).

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Deinstitutionalisation Mental-Health Facilities

RE Official information request WCDHB 9446

I refer to your email dated 21 June 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding the number of patients in psychiatric hospitals 1990 to 2010. I note your request was clarified on 7 July 2020. Specifically:

• The number of persons confined ‘living’ in Seaview Asylum in the years 1990 to 2010. Either as at 31 December of the year or annual average. Please include the proportion of people confined per 100,000 population (rate of confinement).

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Buller Health Locums

RE Official information request WCDHB 9445

I refer to your email dated 8 July 2020 requesting information from West Coast DHB under the Official Information Act on the number of locum and permanent doctors, and nurses, working at Buller Health for the year to 30 June 2020.

Buller Health includes both the general practice (Buller Medical) as well as the hospital service, and has doctors covering both areas. The doctors’ employment with us is not split or differentiated between general practice and hospital systems. For the purpose of this request, we have included all doctors working as either locum or permanent employees engaged in the Buller Health system.

1. How many locum doctors did Buller Health employ in the year to June 30, 2020, and how many FTE positions does that equate to?
2. How many permanent GPs did Buller Health employ in the same period and how many FTE positions does that equate to?
3. How many permanent GPs did Buller Health employ at June 30, 2020, and how many FTE positions does that equate to?
4. What was the cost of locum doctors for salaries and other expenses?
5. What was the minimum and maximum length of stay among locum doctors working at Buller Health during the year?
6. What was the cost of permanent doctors for salaries and other expenses?
7. How many practice nurses did Buller Health employ in the year to June 30, 2020, and what does that equate to in FTEs?
8. What was the cost of practice nurses for the year to June 30, 2020?

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Please provide the Letter of Understanding between the DHB and the PSA regarding an increase of penal rates for PSA members, effective 13/4/2020. clarified as referring to all DHBs that employ laboratory workers.

RE Official information request CDHB 10344 and WCDHB 9442

I refer to your email dated 19 May 2020 to TAS which they subsequently transferred to us on 29 June 2020 requesting information under the Official Information Act from Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB.  Specifically:

• To provide the “Letter of Understanding” between the District Heath Boards (the DHBs) and the Public Service Association (the PSA) regarding an increase of penal rates for PSA members, effective 13 April 2020.

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