Official Information Act response

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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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Does each respective DHB and GP have implemented, an electronic health record?

RE Official Information Act request CDHB 10145 and WCDHB 9324

I refer to your email dated 24 June 2019 sent to the Ministry of Health which they subsequently transferred to us on 10 July 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB regarding Electronic Health Records. Specifically:

  • I am researching the impact of information technology investment in health across New Zealand in regards to its impact on access and equity of access to health care. This is with the hypothesis that integrated electronic health records support and promote access to essential health care for the New Zealand population.  To achieve this, I shall be taking advantage of discontinuities in the stages at which General Practices and District Health Boards have implemented electronic health records. As such, I am requesting whether each respective DHB and GP have implemented an electronic health record. (For ease of the request, I have attached an excel template with the required information).

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Statistics on investigations or prosecution of breaches of health and safety have resulted from inspections of establishments and homes?

Could you provide the statistics of:

1. How many inspections have been carried out of a) establishments and b) homes in respect of sections 24 to 29 of the Prostitution Reform Act from 2003 until 2019, by year? To avoid doubt, these are inspections of licensed brothels or home-based sex work to ensure that Health and Safety standards are adhered to.

2. Can you provide statistics on how many investigations or prosecutions of breaches of health and safety have resulted from the above inspections for the same period, by year

3. Of the number of investigations, please provide data on what proportion of investigations and prosecutions relate to owner-operators versus licensed brothels.

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The total funding required for the provision of termination of pregnancy services in NZ 2018/2019

RE Official Information Act request CDHB 10134 and WCDHB 9321

I refer to your email dated 1 June 2019 to the Ministry of Health which they subsequently partially transferred to us on 28 June 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB, specifically Question 2.

2. The total funding required for the provision of termination of pregnancy services in Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB in the previous year. (2018/2019)?

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Regarding the state of children and adolescent oral health to assess whether there has been any further investment in services since the 2008 major reorientation program to the Community Oral Health Service (COHS)

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9314

I refer to your letter dated 30 May 2019 and received on 5 June 2019 requesting information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding the state of children and adolescent oral health to assess whether there has been any further investment in services since the 2008 major reorientation program to the Community Oral Health Service (COHS).

We also acknowledge that to save time you have provided a template for us to complete based on data already available through Titanium Dental Software.
The West Coast DHB Template is attached as Appendix 1

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Have people been harmed as a result of oncology and or radiation wait times over past six months

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9320

I refer to your email dated 24 June 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB. Clarified as being for the last six months.

  1. Have any people been harmed as a result of oncology and / or radiation wait times? If so, how many?
  2. Are there any reports that indicate and / or detail harm to patients as a result of oncology service wait times or radiation wait times? Can you supply those report(s)?
  3. Have any reports been provided indicating patients are being compromised by wait times to access first treatment of first specialist appointment? Can you supply those reports
  4. Have any of your staff raised concerns about the adverse effects on patients due to waiting times?

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What is the DHB’s top priorities for spending in 2019/2020 year? Proportion of patients accepted for urgent colonoscopy who received procedure within 14 days and proportion of patients high suspicion of cancer who received their first treatment within 62 days of being referred

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9318

I refer to your email dated 19 June 2019 requesting information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding priority spending and cancer treatment.
Background Response:

DHBs do not really have priority areas for spending, that would suggest a higher level of discretion and discretionary funding is very limited. Where we do have choices, the three strategic objectives which underpin our strategic direction and influence our funding decisions, along with our decision making framework are:

  • The development of services that support people to stay well and enable them to take greater responsibly for their own health,
  • The development of primary/community-based services that support people in the community and provide a point of ongoing continuity, which for most people will be general practice,
  • The freeing-up of hospital-based specialist resources to be more response to episodic events, provide timely access to more complex care and specialist advice to primary care.

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How many Primary Health providers have had their back to back contract terminated by a PHO for failure to achieve Foundation Standards during 2017 to the present day 24/5/2019?

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9317

I refer to your emails dated 24 May 2019 to Ministry of Health which they subsequently transferred to us on 18 June 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB.

1. Please advise how many Primary Health providers have had their Back to Back contract terminated by a Primary Health Organisation for failure to achieve Foundation 

2. How many Primary Health providers had not achieved Foundation Standard certification by 1 July 2017?

3. When those Primary Health providers achieved Foundation Standard certification?

4. Do any Primary Health providers who are required to hold Foundation Standard Certification not currently hold that certification?

5. Did any Primary Health providers have Capitation Based Funding withdrawn as a result of not having achieved Foundation Standard by 1 July 2017?

6. Please supply the following information under the Official Information Act – memorandums, emails, letters, minutes of meetings etc. relating to the termination of such contracts.

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Any remuneration, including but not limited to incentives, of RMOs, SMOs and any other employee for work carried out as a result of the strike actions.

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9309

I refer to your letter dated 15 May 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB in relation to the Resident Medical Officer (RMO) strike that has taken place from 29 April 2019 to 4 May 2019: Specifically:

1. Any remuneration, including but not limited to incentives, of RMOs, Senior Medical Officers and any other employee for work carried out as a result of the strike actions.
Payments to date made by West Coast DHB for work carried out as a result of the strike action from 29 April 2019 to 4 May 2019

2. Any ancillary costs incurred by the DHB as a result of the strike action including, but not limited to, meals provided, business related travel and accommodation and/or alternative days off.

3. Further to item (1) above, detail of all costs associated with and time spent by any other staff such as administrators, payroll staff and managers undertaking tasks resulting from the strike action including, but not limited to, rescheduling of patients, contingency planning, calculating pay alterations as a result of strike action, drafting communication with the public and other staff regarding the strike.

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How many psychologists are in paid employment within the various DHBs inpatient mental health services

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9313

I refer to your email dated 17 May 2019 sent to the Ministry of Health who subsequently partially transferred your request to us on 29 May 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB. Specifically Questions 2(a) and 5.

2(a). How many psychologists are in paid employment within the various DHB’s inpatient mental health services?

5. What psychological services are funded by the Ministry of Health where a psychologist needs a masters level or higher qualification?

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Number of children, adolescents, adults assessed for physical signs of being sexually abused in 2016-2018

RE Official Information Act request CDHB 10116 and WCDHB 9315

I refer to your email dated 5 June 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB.
Sexual abuse and Assault medical services for all ages on the West Coast are delivered in Christchurch, therefore numbers supplied below in our response are for both DHBs. Twelve years and under to Christchurch Hospital Paediatricians and 13 years and over to Cambridge Clinic.

1. The number of children (0-12 years old) assessed for physical signs of being sexually abused in your DHB in 2018, 2017 and 2016?

2. For how many of these cases did a DHB clinician attend a court hearing with respect to a report?

3. The number of people aged 13 years and over who were assessed for physical signs of being sexually abused in your DHB in 2018, 2017 and 2016?

4. For how many of these cases in each of these years, did a DHB clinician attend a court hearing with respect to a report?

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How many intersex children have had genital surgery within their first year of life between 2000 and 2018?

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9303

I refer to your email dated 26 April 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding Intersex babies having genital surgery. Specifically:

1. Data on how many intersex children have had genital surgery within their first year of life between 2000 and 2018 broken down by year, whether or not the surgery was medically necessary or whether it was cosmetic, gender of child as recorded on their birth certificate and the total cost per year of the surgeries (Can I please have this information in the form of an Excel spreadsheet)

2. Information (including but not limited to internal communications, memos, meeting minutes, briefing notes, letters, communications with external stakeholders) about policies/procedures relating to intersex people’s health care received by the DHB and published by the DHB between January 2017 and today April 26 2019
West Coast DHB has neither received nor published any information, policies or procedures in regard to intersex people’s health care between 1 January 2017 and 26 April 2018. 9(2)(a)

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Please provide data about the use of restraints in the West Coast DHB for mental health services.

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9305

I refer to your email dated 5 May 2019, and received on 6 May 2019, requesting the following information under
the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding how the use of restraints in New Zealand mental
health facilities has changed since their minimisation became a priority in 2009. Specifically:

  1. Can you please provide data about the use of physical/mechanical restraints in your District Health Board for
    mental health services and identify the service associated with this data? (By physical/mechanical restraints I
    mean using appliances such as straps, ties or handcuffs to immobilise patients).

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Data on vaccination coverage and vaccination decline in DHB area for past four years

RE Official Information Act request CDHB 10052 and WCDHB 9292

I refer to your email dated 5 March 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB regarding vaccination/immunisation. I note that this request was partially transferred to the Ministry of Health Immunisation Team on 8 March 2019 and that the Canterbury DHB and West
Coast DHB are responding to the following for the past four years.

  • any copies of reports, initiatives, discussion papers, advice, plans or policies created by your DHB around vaccination rates (for example: plans for how to address declines in rates, discussion of any communities that are hotspots for anti-vaxxers, etc.) This includes complaints or alerts of any active anti-vaccination communities or individuals.

If intending to download this document, please note it’s 73 MB in size.  This document contains scanned pages.

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Number of orthopaedic FSA referrals received by DHB and number of rejections since June 2018 and for 2017/18

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9304

I refer to your email dated 2 May 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB.

  • A breakdown by specialty, of the number of orthopaedic FSA referrals received by the WCDHB, and the number of rejections, since June 30 last year, and for the preceding year.

 

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How many inpatients have died in mental health units in past year

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9310

I refer to your email dated 20 May 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB.

  1. I would like to know how many patients in your in-patient mental health units have died in the past year while being there. If you could please break these down into gender and age as well that’d be great.
  2. Also, I know this may not be possible due to privacy, but if you could can I please have cause of death (e.g. self-inflicted or not) and dates they happened.

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How many surgical mesh procedures have been undertaken using the Trans Obturator System mesh tape (TVT-0) made by Johnson and Johnson Medical/-Ethicon from the period 1st Jan 2009 to 1st Jan 2019?

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9308
I refer to your letter dated 8 May 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB.

  1. How many surgical mesh procedures have been undertaken using the Trans Obturator System mesh tape (TVT-O) made by Johnson and Johnson Medical/-Ethicon from the period 1/1/2009 to 1/1/2019?
  2. Please confirm the brand names of all other Trans obturator surgical mesh devices that have been used in surgical procedures for the period 1/1/2009 to 1/4/2019. How many surgical procedures in total have been undertaken using these Trans Obturator devices from 1/1/2009 to 1/1/2019?

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The cost to the district health board of paying senior doctors to provide cover during all of the five strikes by members of the Resident Doctors Association so far this year

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9307
I refer to your email dated 8 May 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB.

  • Please provide details about the cost to the district health board of paying senior doctors to provide cover during all of the five strikes by members of the Resident Doctors Association so far this year. The dates are Jan 15-16; Jan 29-30; Feb 12-13; Feb 26-27; April 29-May 3 2019

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Hours worked by senior doctors and consultants on Hospital maternity wards during the week and at weekends

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9306
I refer to your email dated 6 May 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding Maternity Ward staffing.
1. How many consultants/senior doctors are rostered on and physically present on your hospital maternity wards on Saturdays and Sundays and between 10pm and 8am during the week?
2. If consultants/senior doctors are rostered on to work in the ward on the weekend, what times do their shifts start and end? (ie, is there someone there at all times?)
3. What times are consultants/senior doctors rostered on until during the week? (ie, is there someone there at all times?)
4. Why are/why aren’t consultants/senior doctors present/not present on the ward at all times?

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RE 1080 – Perth River, Bettison Whataroa Drop Zone

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9302

I refer to your email dated 25 April requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding Perth, Bettison Whataroa drop zone.

Specifically:
1. A copy of track clearance logs in this area that should be made available to you as per consent conditions?

2. Also any records of actions taken by operators to comply with consent conditions re Scone Hut water supply and 50 metre buffer zone around hut?
Scone Hut clearances (Conditions 16 and 17)

3. Were any checks done there? Please supply evidence of this.

4. Can we also have a printout of all toxic flightpaths in this area?

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How much senior doctors were paid to cover RMO strike action in 2019

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9300
I refer to your email dated 20 March 2019 which was subsequently transferred to us from the Ministry of Health on 3 April 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB.
1. How much senior doctors were paid, on top of their salary, to cover a shift for striking junior
doctors in 2019?
2. How many senior doctors were paid this extra amount?
3. And across how many extra shifts?

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All information re contracts, communications with Nga Hau E Wha

Requesting under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB all information regarding funding, contracts, communications, applications for funding, contracts, provision of services and all other matters, made to an organisation known as ‘Nga Hau E Wha’, Management and co- ordination of Nga Hau E Wha (NHEW), and all previous contracts with this organisation.
I further request: all information held by the District Health Boards regarding the Chairperson (or former Chairperson) Victoria Roberts, and others associated with NHEW including Jak Wild and Tui Taurua Peihopa – in particular any and all communication with Tui Taurua Peihopa or anyone from the organisation NHEW regarding the letter sent to her in about June last year regarding her misleading claim to being a “clinician”.

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Average wait time for patients referred with high suspicion of cancer

Request for the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding wait times relating to cancer – including: The average wait time for patients referred to the DHB with a high suspicion of cancer (all tumourstreams) to receive a FSA (first specialist assessment), including the shortest and longest individual waittime, month by month for the last 12 months.

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