Official Information Act response

205 documents.

Chronic pain services provided by West Coast DHB

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9378

I refer to your email, dated 26 November 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding chronic pain services for the population of our district health board. Specifically:

1. Are chronic pain services separately funded by the DHB? If so please provided data on:
o Budgeted and actual expenditure in 2017/2018 and 2018/2019
o Number of pain specialists/consultants employed by the DHB
o Number of patients (both non-ACC and ACC patients) who received services in 2017/2018 and 2018/2019
o Average waiting times for an appointment following referral from a GP or other health practitioner
o Makeup and dedicated FTE of the multidisciplinary team workforce.

2. If there is no chronic pain service, please provide information on:
o Where patients are referred to, and the average waiting times for assessment and treatment in 2017/2018 and 2018/2019
o Number of patients referred for services out of the district in 2017/2018 and 2018/2019.

3. What steps is the DHB taking to improve chronic pain services?

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The performance measure results of each department from September 2017 to September 2019 e.g. patient flow indicators.

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9356

1.The performance measure results of each department from September 2017 to September 2019 e.g. patient flow indicators.
2.The number of vacancies in specialist roles across each DHB department and length of each vacancy from September 2017 to September 2019?

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What monitoring will be done to ensure there is no public health risk from the contamination of Westport beaches from dead carcasses after the 1080 drop in the headwaters of the Buller River.

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9377

I refer to your email, dated 24 November 2019, requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB in relation to 1080 aerial drops of 1080 pellets. Specifically:

As the local Medical Officer of Health authorises 1080 aerial drops of 1080 pellets:

1.What monitoring will be done to ensure there is no public health risk from the contamination of Westport beaches from dead carcasses after the 1080 drop in the headwaters of the Buller River?

The carcasses have been collected and buried. There is no public health risk, provided that people do not disturb the burial site and come into direct contact with the carcasses. As a general rule, people should avoid having direct contact with the bodies of dead animals (regardless of what has caused the animals to die), particularly when decomposition has set in.

2.As the official tests have found no 1080, as opposed to independent testing that has found presence of 1080 and other ingredients of 1080 pellets in several animal species, what possibilities will be investigated by health authorities?

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Number of staff currently employed at Grey Hospital. Number expected to be employed when new hospital opens.

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9369

I refer to your email, dated 4 November 2019, requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB.

1. The number of staff currently employed in each discipline by the WCDHB at Grey Hospital (ie registered nurses, doctors, district nurses, allied health), expressed as both a raw number and as FTEs please.
2. The number of staff expected to be employed in each discipline when the new hospital opens, expressed as both a raw number and as FTEs.
3. The annual staff cost for the hospital in the year to June 30, 2019.
4. The expected annual staff cost for the hospital after the new hospital opens.

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WCDHB site master planning report from Board meeting Friday 1/11/2019

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9370

I refer to your email, dated 4 November 2019, requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB.

Please may I see the DHB site master planning report-minutes from the DHB meeting on Friday (1 November 2019)?

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Manaakitanga mental health unit. Engineering reports in last five years.

Official Information Request WCDHB 9373

I refer to your email dated 11 November 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding Manaakitanga mental health inpatient unit.

I understand the Manaakitanga mental health inpatient unit building’s warrant of fitness issued by the Grey District Council is due to expire next year. Please provide the following information:

1. Any engineering reports for the unit produced in the last five years.
2. Any reports/documents on whether the unit meets earthquake code/reports on bringing it up to code.
3. The building’s warrant of fitness or other certification issued by Grey District Council in 2019 and 2018.
4. Any applications for 2020.

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The number of people who presented to a hospital emergency department with dental issues between 2014 and 2019.

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9375

I refer to your email, dated 31 October 2019, to the Ministry of Health which they subsequently partially transferred to us on 22 November 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB. Specifically:

1.The number of people who presented to a hospital emergency department with dental issues in 2014, 2015,2016,2017,2018 and 2019. Please itemise per year, and, where possible, per hospital.

The number of recorded presentations at Grey Base Hospital Emergency Department for dental issues and related matters (inclusive of dental trauma and injury during accidents) during the financial periods 1 July to 30 June, between 2014 and 2019 were as follows:
• 2014/15 – 71
• 2015/16 – 86
• 2016/17 – 107
• 2017/18 – 99
• 2018/19 – 87

2.What is the standard procedure when someone presents to the emergency department with a dental problem? Please explain standard procedure for cases where treatment is refused, and where treatment is administered.

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Information regarding staffing and costs – Buller Health.

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9366

I refer to your email, dated 30 October 2019, requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB.

1. The number of staff currently employed in each discipline at Buller Health (i.e. registered nurses, doctors, district nurses, allied health), expressed as both a raw number and as FTEs please.

2. The number of staff expected to be employed in each discipline at Buller Health when the new health centre opens, expressed as both a raw number and as FTEs.

3. The annual staff cost for Buller Health in the year to June 30, 2019.

4. The expected annual staff cost for Buller Health after the new health centre opens.

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Total amount of debt incurred by the DHB in treating ineligible patients or those from overseas for the financial years 2014/15-2018/19.

I refer to your email, dated 16 October 2019, requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB.
1. The total amount of debt incurred by the District Health Board in treating ineligible patients or those from overseas for the financial years of 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, and 2018/19.
2. A breakdown of the number of patients who incurred these debts, (the totals as above) for the financial years of 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19.

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Granger House: details of any recent complaints, including reports on them, and any audits, from the past six months.

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9368

I refer to your email, dated 31 October 2019, requesting the following information under the Official
Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding Granger House.

1. Details of any recent complaints, including reports on them, and any audits, from the past
six months.

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Breast Reconstruction: The budgeted cost of the clinical codes covering procedures for breast reconstruction: 4553002, 4553900,4554500, 4554501, 4554502

RE Official Information Act request CDHB 10203 and WCDHB 9361

I refer to your email, dated 16 October 2019, requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB.

The budgeted cost of the following clinical codes covering procedures for breast reconstruction:
4553002
4553900
4554500
4554501
4554502

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The number of persons on Needs Assessment Service Coordination (NASC) waiting list for aged home support.

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9359

I refer to your email, dated 14 October 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding the number of persons on the West Coast DHB’s Needs Assessment Service Coordination (NASC) waiting list for aged home support. Specifically:

1. The total number of people in the West Coast DHB area receiving aged home-based support services as at 30 September 2019.
2. The total number of people referred to the West Coast DHB NASC for assessment for home-based aged support services, as at 30 September 2019, where the referral/non-referral to HCSS services is yet to occur.
3. The total number of people, with a completed assessment for home-based services, referred for service to a HCSS provider during the month of September 2019.
4. The total number of people, with a completed assessment for home-based services during the month of September 2019, where no referral is to be made for such services.

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Any information the DHB holds about vaccination / immunisation rates for its health workers.

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9354

I refer to your email dated 3 October 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB, (this being a follow-up request to our response to your original request WCDHB 9329). This request pertains to vaccination and immunisation rates among staff.

  • Is the rate or proportion of health staff who’d be immune currently, for example against pertussis.  In your charts, I can see that over the 7 years to 2019 Canterbury DHB gave out 1592 pertussis vaccinations to staff.  In West Coast, I can see from your chart that in last 5 years 177 staff were given pertussis vaccines, which is offered 5 yearly.  What this doesn’t tell me is what the proportion of staff is who are up to date – I’d assume that every ten years, all staff would need to have a booster to gain full staff immunity to pertussis, meaning that you’d expect about half of staff to have boosters every five years, when they’re offered.  I’m trying to work out how close to full immunity hospital staff might be – not many DHBs seem to know, and the few that do have rates that vary hugely between regions.
  • Could you tell me how many health workers were at the DHB on average over the years you’ve been tracking vaccinations, or better yet the actual current rates of immunity among your staff?

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Number of referrals to FSA from FPs for elective orthopaedic surgery? Number accepted onto waiting list? Number referred back to GP below or above threshold? Number of elective orthopaedic surgeries performed at Grey Base Hospital; number referred to Canterbury DHB? Number of Orthopaedic surgeons on roster?

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9347

1. How many referrals to First Specialist Appointments from GPs for elective orthopaedic surgery?
2. How many accepted onto waiting list?
3. How many referred back to GP because considered below the threshold for service?
4. How many referred back to GP even though on or above the threshold for service?
5. How many elective orthopaedic surgeries performed at Grey Base Hospital?
6. How many elective orthopaedic surgeries for West Coast based residents performed at Christchurch Hospital?
7. How many orthopaedic surgeons on the WCDHB roster?

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Information regarding West Coast patient movements.

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9353

I refer to your email dated 3 October 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding West Coast patient movements. I note your request was clarified on 4 October 2019 as below:

1. In the 2018/2019 year to June, how many patients were sent back to their GP after their first specialist appointment?
2. How many patients were sent to ChCh for orthopaedic surgery in the year to June (2018/2019)?
3. How many orthopaedic surgery procedures were done in Greymouth in the year to June (2018/2019)?
    • How many orthopaedic surgeons are on the roster?
4. How many patients had elective surgery in Greymouth in the year to June (2018/2019)?
5. How many patients from the Coast were admitted to ChCh hospital and-or had surgery in ChCh in the year to June (2018/2019)?

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Over the past ten years: number of schools offering HPV vaccine? Number of women who received vaccine in school and number who received the HPV vaccine outside of schools.

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9346

I refer to your email dated 2 September 2019 sent to the Ministry of Health which they subsequently partially transferred to us on 11 September 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding the HPV vaccine. I note we are responding to Questions 1, 2 and 3, specifically:

1. The number of schools offering the vaccine over the past ten years
2. The number of women who received the vaccine in schools over the past ten years
3. The number of women who received the vaccine outside of schools over the past ten years

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Current waiting time for: Referral from a GP for a prostate cancer initial consultation; for a follow up appointment for a prostate biopsy; for a post biopsy appointment to discuss results and treatment options and for a radical prostatectomy following the post biopsy appointment for persons with a confirmed prostate cancer diagnosis?

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9357

I refer to your email dated 10 October 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB, in relation to Prostate Cancer Treatment; specifically:

1. The current waiting time for an appointment following a referral from a GP for a prostate cancer initial consultation
2. The current waiting time for a follow-up appointment for a prostate biopsy
3. The current waiting time for a post-biopsy appointment to discuss results and treatment options
4. The current waiting time for a radical prostatectomy following the post-biopsy appointment for persons with a confirmed prostate cancer diagnosis. (Please only include those patients who undergo prostatectomy surgery who have a confirmed prostate cancer diagnosis, not those who require the surgery for other conditions.)

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The NZHPL report discussed in committee at the WCDHB Board meeting on Friday 27/9/2019

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9351

I refer to your email dated 30 September 2019 requesting the following information under the Official
Information Act from West Coast DHB.

  • The NZHPL report or committee item discussed in committee at the board meeting on Friday (27
    September 2019).

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The number of mastectomies and lumpectomies undertaken since 2015/16.The number of breast reconstruction surgeries undertaken since 2015/16.

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9350

I refer to your email dated 24 September 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB.

    1. The number of mastectomies, (single and double) and lumpectomies, undertaken in respect of all hospitals and facilities under your jurisdiction, including any procedures which may have been contracted out to private health providers for whatever reason for the years 2015/16, 2016/2017, 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 respectively.
    2. The number of breast reconstruction surgeries, (single and double), undertaken in respect of all hospitals and facilities under your jurisdiction, including any procedures which may have been contracted out to private health providers for whatever reason for the years 2015/16, 2016/2017, 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 respectively.

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Number of beds in current Grey Base Hospital? How many does new Hospital have? Is new Hospital large enough?

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9349

I refer to your email dated 13 September 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB following a Stuff article stating that Wellington Regional Hospital is too small for population: Specifically:

  1. How many beds does the current Greymouth Hospital have?
  2. How many does the new one have?
  3. On its busiest night over winter, how many beds were occupied?
  4. Is the new hospital large enough?

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Regarding fibreoptic colonoscopies to Hepatic Flexure or to Caecum provided since 2010/2011.

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9348

I refer to your email dated 19 September 2019 requesting information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding fibreoptic colonoscopies to Hepatic Flexure or to Caecum  provided since 2010/2011. Specifically:

  1. Number of fibreoptic colonoscopies to Hepatic Flexure or to Caecum provided in each of the financial years from 2010/11 to current date?
  2. Number of fibreoptic colonoscopies to Hepatic Flexure or to Caecum provided as elective outpatient procedures in each of the financial years from 2010/11 to current date?

9 further questions were asked… Please view the resonse to see them.

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How many West Coast patients are able to claim travel expenses to collect methadone in the past year?

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9345

I refer to your email dated 10 September 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB.

  1. How many West Coast patients are able to claim travel expenses to collect methadone in the past year to June?
  2. What was the smallest claim?
  3. What was the largest?
  4. There is a pharmacy service to outlying towns on the Coast, but I assume they don’t do methadone.

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How many people claiming Funded Family Care since 2015/2016. Cost

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9336

I refer to your email dated 14 August 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act
from West Coast DHB. This request relates Funded Family Care (FFC). Specifically:

1. What is your DHBs policy on Funded Family Care (FFC)? Please provide a copy of it.
2. How many people within your DHB catchment are currently claiming FFC in this financial year?
    a. What is the cost of that?
3. How many individuals claimed FFC within your DHB catchment for the 2015/16 financial year?
    a. What is the cost of that?
4. How many individuals claimed FFC within your DHB catchment for the 2016/17 financial year?
    a. What is the cost of that?
5. How many individuals claimed FFC within your DHB catchment for the 2017/18 financial year?
    a. What is the cost of that?
6. How many individuals claimed FFC within your DHB in the 2018/19 financial year?
    a. What is the cost of that?
7. What is the annual budgeted and actual expenditure for the NASC in your DHB for the financial years 2015/16; 2016/17; 2017/18; 2018/19 and the current year’s budget 2019/20.

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Any reports of any food complaints in the past year regarding Grey Base Hospital.

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9335

I refer to your email dated 12 August 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB.

  • Any reports and minutes from the food item discussed in committee please? (West Coast DHB Board Meeting 9/8/2019)

The information contained in the Public Excluded paper presented to the West Coast DHB Board on 9 August 2019 is still withheld under Section 9(2)(j) of the Official Information Act, however I understand that you have now received a copy of the attached media statement (Appendix 1) resulting from these discussions.

  • Also reports of any food complaints in the past year regarding Grey Base.

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Number of locum and permanent doctors and nurses working at Buller Health for the year to June 2019?

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9338

1. How many locum doctors did Buller Health employ in the year to June 30, 2019, and how many FTE positions does that equate to?
During the year to 30 June 2019, there were 25 individuals who served as locum doctors at Buller Health in the general practice and the hospital services (as defined above). Locum cover equated to an average of 1.76 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) doctors over the 12-month period.

2. How many permanent GPs did Buller Health employ in the same period and how many FTE positions does that equate to?
During the year to 30 June 2019, there were 6 individuals who served as permanent doctors at Buller Health in the general practice and the hospital services (as defined above). This equated to an average of 4.99 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) doctors over the 12 month period.

3. What was the cost of locum doctors for salaries and other expenses?

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The percentages of Maori who have had a colonoscopy in the past year as compared with the percentage of Maori in local population.

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9339

I refer to your email dated 22 August 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB related to the percentages of Maori who have had colonoscopies. Specifically:

  • It would be greatly appreciated if your IT or data analysis team at the District Health Board could provide the Society with data on the percentages of Maori who have had colonoscopy in the past year (or financial year if that is easier to work out), as compared with the percentage of Māori in the local population.

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A copy of each annual audit of compliance and enforcement of HSNO s95A permits issued since delegation was given to the Ministry of Health by the EPA.

RE Official Information Act request CDHB 10174 and WCDHB 9341

I refer to your email dated 16 August 2019 to the Ministry of Health which they transferred to us on 21 August 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB. I note you subsequently clarified your request on 23 August 2019.

A copy of each annual audit of compliance and enforcement of HSNO s95A permits issued by Ministry of Health, around New Zealand, since the HSNO s95A delegation was given to the Ministry of Health by the EPA.

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A copy of the current risk register?

RE Official Information Act request CDHB 10178 and WCDHB 9343

I refer to your email dated 6 August 2019 sent to the Ministry of Health which they subsequently transferred to us on 2 September 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB.

  • A copy of the current risk register for each DHB, and copies of any summary briefings, memos or correspondence related to the current risk register items.

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Vaccination/Immunisation rates for DHB Health Care workers, i.e. midwives, nurses and doctors.

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9329

I refer to your email dated 25 July 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB.

1. Any information the DHB holds about vaccination/immunization rates for its health workers, including the various rates for midwives, nurses and doctors working for the DHB.
2. Any information the DHB holds about trends in vaccination rates for health workers over the previous decade, and whether any measures have been taken to increase uptake.
3. Any information the DHB holds about vaccination rates for its health workers specifically from Pertussis/Whooping cough, seasonal ‘flu and MMR.

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How many samples processed in the Greymouth laboratory end up: Lost, mislabelled? What safeguards are there? Any problems of late?

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9344

I refer to your email dated 4 September 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB. I note you clarified your request on 5 September 2019 that the information you are seeking is for the past 12 months to date.

  1. How many samples processed in the Greymouth laboratory end up ‘lost’ each year?
  2. How many are mislabelled?
  3. What safeguards are there?
  4. Have there been any problems of late?

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Copies of complaints received by the DHB since January 2019 about Aged Care rest homes and residential care.

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9342

I refer to your email dated 27 August 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB, to be used as part of a report by the New Zealand Herald into rest homes and residential care.

Copies of complaints received by the DHB since January 1 2019 about residential care, and copies
of any related investigations and findings

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Total number of complaints relating to alleged staff bullying harassment or inappropriate behaviour for the last five years.

RE Official Information Act request CDHB 10173 and WCDHB 9340

I am referring to your email dated 23 August 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB. Specifically:

1. The total number of complaints relating to alleged staff bullying, harassment or inappropriate behaviour reported, with a breakdown from each department, each year for the last five years.

2. The total number of complaints relating to staff alleged staff bullying, harassment or inappropriate behaviour formally investigated, with a breakdown from each department, each year for the last five years.

3. The total number of staff disciplined following a compliant relating to alleged staff bullying, harassment or inappropriate behaviour each year, for the last five years.

4. The total number of staff dismissed or whose employment ended (such as a resignation or non-renewal of contract) following a complaint relating to alleged staff bullying, harassment or inappropriate behaviour each year, for the last five years.

5. The total cost of legal fees to investigate alleged staff bullying, harassment or inappropriate behaviour complaints each year for the last five years.

6. Copies of any legal advice given to the DHB relating to alleged staff bullying, harassment or inappropriate behaviour in the last five years. Please note I am meaning broadly rather than a specific case.

7. The total number of staff employed at the DHB, with a breakdown on the number of staff at each department, each year for the last five years.

8. Copies of any policy, regulation, protocol relating to alleged staff bullying, harassment or inappropriate behaviour and reporting of such incidents.

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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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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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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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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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