ORANGE

We are at ORANGE according to the NZ COVID-19 Protection Framework.  Protect yourself and our community by getting boosted, wearing a mask when out and about and reducing contact with others. Hospital visitors don’t need a Vaccine Pass, but must wear a surgical/medical paper mask. Fabric face coverings are no longer acceptable.  See our COVID-19 page for general COVID-19 advice, detailed hospital visiting guidelines and COVID-19 tests.

See www.vaccinatecanterburywestcoast.nz for info on vaccinations.

Official Information Act response

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Covid / Remdesivir / ventilators – Official Information Act Request Response

Have Remdesivir and ventilators been used or are being used as a treatment for COVID patients in hospital?

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Maternal Mental Health – Official Information Act Request Response

Number of women referred to Maternal Mental Health in 2021 and number accepted. Current wait times for maternal mental health.

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Assaults on staff – Official Information Act Request Response

The number of assaults on staff for years 2018,2019,2020,2021,2022 (to current date)

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Ziman House/Reefton Health – Official Information Act Request Response

RE Ziman Ward within Reefton Hospital and transferring residents/patients to other centres? Reports and correspondence with Board etc.

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Carbon Neutral Plan – Official Information Act Request Response

  1. Do you have a carbon neutral plan by 2025, and if so, what is the official wording of it?
  2. Do you have a carbon neutral team or committee? If so, how many are in this team, and are they trained/experts?
  3. How much carbon do you emit/how are your carbon emissions measured?
  4. If coal is still in use at your facilities, when do you plan to phase it out? 5. Have you transitioned to EVs and or/hybrids? Have you begun to downsize your fleet size?

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Covid Hospitalisation – Official Information Act Request Response

Covid hospitalisation directly related to covid and covid only.
Covid hospitalisation where patient was admitted for another reason and covid was
detected after arriving at the hospital.
ICU and HDU beds used for covid only infections.
ICU and HDU beds used for non-covid conditions where a covid test after arriving at the
hospital showed infection.

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Covid costs – Official Information Act Request Response

4) the full costs of all testing centres for covid 19..including the road cone staff and the site payments etc. 5)the full costs health workers solely working with covid ..in labs or wards or anywhere else.”

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Ziman House / Reefton Health – Official Information Act Request Response

RE Ziman House – Any reports presented to the special Board meeting held on 24/02/2022 re relocating ten residents who live at Ziman House in Reefton

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Covid / hospital admissions – Official Information Act Request Response

Please indicate what is your exact procedure for determining that hospital admissions in this current time are in fact directly due to covid. ie: are you testing people who are admitting themselves for something non-respiratory related and if they test positive after admission for sars cov 2 are you listing it as a covid admission regardless ? i.e: people who are admitted for something respiratory related that is later diagnosed as not sars cov 2, are you indicating them as covid hospitalizations if they return a positive test during admission.

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Emergency Department Presentations – Official Information Act Request Response

Please provide a breakdown of all emergency admission numbers in 2020 and 2021, broken down by month. Please include a categorisation of the types of admissions also.

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Eldernet – Official Information Act Request Response

RE Eldernet: Interested to understand the nature of this agreement for data collection, and the accessibility of the data in the public domain.

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Transgender – Official Information Act Request Response

Follow-up to OIA 9652 re Transgender or gender diverse discrimination complaints to DHB.

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Code Red and Code Black / Hospital – Official Information Act Request Response

Number of days hospitals spent in ‘Code Red’ and ‘Code Black’ 2021 calendar year (Jan-Dec)

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Staffing levels – Official Information Act Request Response

Before Christmas there was an OIA request around correspondence with the nurses’ union. Can I now repeat that please for late November, when the last OIA ended, through to now (Feb 2022)

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Hospital admissions / Heart – Official Information Act Request Response

The number of people that have visited any/all hospitals and doctor’s surgeries within the WCDHB for any/all heart related issues, (including but not limited to pericarditis, myocarditis, heart attacks and strokes) 2018-2021.

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Transgender – Official Information Act Request Response

How many people have complained regarding discrimination for being transgender or gender diverse when seeking health services on the West Coast?
Have any complaints been resolved and has any changes been made to improve services?
If not, are there any plans to improve health services with things staff training, or improving access to gender affirming healthcare in the future?

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Covid / staffing and cost – Official Information Act Request Response

How many staff on the West Coast are working on the Covid response
That includes tracing, vaccinations, testing etc
How many are frontline
How many are back office, management etc
What is the total cost to date’
What budget has it come from

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DEXA Scans – Official Information Act Request Response

Are publicly funded bone density (DEXA) scans available for (1) all relevant Endocrinology patients (2) any patient seen in a relevant subspecialty (yes/no adequate detail for both questions). The scan could be provided in private but the question is about who pays – the DHB or the patient. If some patients would be funded (e.g. community service card holders) please provide this information.

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Skin cancer – Official Information Act Request Response

What is the current size of the waiting list for all skin cancer referrals to your DHB as follows: •Initial consultation appointment for suspected or confirmed BCC, SCC and melanoma
•Surgical appointment for melanoma excision. •Surgical appointment for BCC or SCC excision. I would also like to know to what extent, if any, your DHB funds GPs or private providers to carry out any SCC, BCC or melanoma excisions on an annual basis (e.g. for 2021).

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Cancer misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, cancer – Official Information Act Request Response

How many people had a cancer misdiagnosis in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021? how many people had a delayed diagnosis of cancer in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021?

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Transportation / microbiology samples – Official Information Act Request Response

Official guidance documents we use in New Zealand to cover the handling and transportation of microbiology samples from provincial hospitals to centralized testing laboratories.

I expect that official guidance would cover aspects such as reported by Miller et al. [1] including transport media, temperature and time from specimen extraction from patient until the analysis is completed at the centralized laboratory. [1] Miller et al., A guide to utilization of the microbiology laboratory for diagnosis of infectious diseases 2018: Updated by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Society of Microbiology. Current Infectious Diseases 2018, 67(6), e1-e94. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy381.

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Covid / myocarditis – Official Information Act Request Response

Any information you have regards number of people admitted to hospital due to Covid-19 as the primary illness, that later had a diagnosis of Myocarditis, caused by the virus

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Procedures and protocols – Official Information Act Request Response

1. What are the official Guidelines /procedures for urgent X-rays (24 hour)? 2. What are the Guidelines/procedures for patients repeatedly admitted to Emergency Department with severe epigastric pain/ and upper right and left quadrant pain? 3. Guidelines/procedure for investigating possible Colonic Motility Dysfunction /Defecatory Disorders/Anorectal Dysfunction?

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Aggression, assaults, nurses and healthcare staff – Official Information Act Request Response

Rise in aggression and violence against nurses (AVAN). • The number of incidents related to nurses, midwives and health care assistants being abused, harassed or physically assaulted/ attacked at their workplace since 1 Jan 2017 to date, broken down by location and calendar year. • Brief description of the incidents and what the incidents related to e.g. verbal abuse, physical assault, sexual assault, physical threat or otherwise. • How many ‘code orange’* events that occurred? Brief description of the events. • Where did the incidents happen? e.g. the emergency department, mental health/addictions, obstetrics? • How many incidents were notified to WorkSafe? • How many incidents required police interventions e.g. Police report, statements from DHB employees? • How many incidents required an ACC claim? • How many incidents resulted in working days lost? And if so, how many?

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Covid / vaccinations / policy – Official Information Act Request Response

1. a list of all district health board emergency departments that have a policy to provide COVID -19 vaccinations to unvaccinated people (COVID-19 )who attend the emergency department 2. a list of all district health board emergency departments, paediatric debarments or wards that have a policy to provide childhood immunisations to all unvaccinated children who attend the department or ward. 3 what plan each district health board has to connect people or children not currently enrolled in primary care who attend the emergency department or other departments – in primary care ( registered with a PHO) – currently only 84% of Māori are enrolled in primary care (PHO).

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Assaults – Official Information Act Request Response

1. How many recorded assaults on health staff have there been in 2021?
2. How many recorded incidents of verbal abuse or threats have there been on health staff in 2021?
3. How many days have been lost due to staff taking time off after being assaulted in the same time frame?

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COVID-19 – Official Information Act Request Response

Information and communications on the design of COVID-19 related visual material

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Covid costs – Official Information Act Request Response

2.Costs to the DHBs for health care provided to the Covid-positive patients, including HDU and ICU, 4.Costs of the incentives / bribes, music, food, and other draw-cards at testing and vaccination centres implemented to entice people to get tested and vaccinated, (Costs that commenced 17/08/2021)

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Urinary retention, persistent pain, constipation – Official Information Act Request Response

Treatment protocols: Post Operative Urinary retention, persistent postsurgical pain, treatment of patients after a suicide attempt or suicidal ideation and constipation

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Procedures cancelled in last year – Official Information Act Request Response

Partial trans from MoH: 1.How many surgeries /procedures/assessments have been cancelled in the past year. 2.Is it possible to break that number down by month? 3.How many surgeries/procedures/assessments were cancelled in 2019 and in 2017.

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