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ICU / Online training / Nurses – Official Information Act Request Response

1. A breakdown by DHB showing how many nurses had completed the online ICU training module for nurses by August 17, and also now (most up to date figures available).”

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Aged Care Facilities – Official Information Act Request Response

Aged care facilities, total number funded, number of residents in facilities, number of facilities that have closed, Reason for closure.

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Immunisation / Children – Official Information Act Request Response

Immunisations for Maori and Pacific children / vaccine hesitancy including in relation to the Covid vaccine.

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OIA responses – Official Information Act Request Response

OIA response times:1.From 1 January to 30 June 2021, how many OIA requests did your agency receive? 2.From 1 January to 30 June 2021, what was the average OIA response time, in working days (including any extension time)? 3.From 1 January to 30 June 2021, what was the longest OIA response time, in working days (including any extension time)? 4.From 1 January to 30 June 2021, what percentage of OIAs required a time extension? 5.From 1 January to 30 June 2021, what percentage of OIAs were refused? 6.From 1 January to 30 June 2021, what percentage of OIAs were partially refused or redacted?

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Fossil fuel – Official Information Act Request Response

1.A list of all hospital, mental health wards, psychiatric care facilities, rest homes & healthcare facilities as well as administrative & miscellaneous buildings the Ministry of Health knows are using fossil fuels, with a breakdown of fossil fuel type, and region. 2.An outline of any plans that the Ministry of Health or Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority have to transition these institutions off fossil fuels, and the names of these institutions and the transition plan.

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Gloriavale / vaccinations – Official Information Act Request Response

Any correspondence with Gloriavale around vaccinations in the past year, or internal reports, external reports etc.

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ICU occupancy – Official Information Act Request Response

ICU bed occupancy (% of ICU beds occupied or number of occupied bed days and total number of available beds) for the period 1 Jan 2018 until the most recent available date. Could this please be provided in the smallest time periods possible (days, if available, otherwise weeks, otherwise months).

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Staff Surveys – Official Information Act Request Response

The latest two staff surveys relating to morale, job safety, security, bullying and harassment and similar from all departments. – In whatever format or formats it has been communicated to senior leadership. -And any resulting changes from leadership including emails to staff and/or unions.

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Ovarian cancer – Official Information Act Request Response

RE sonography waiting times for ovarian cancer symptoms in your region as part of our submission to the Health Select Committee – can you please provide the current wait time for an urgent, semi urgent and routine transvaginal ultrasound (or just ultrasound generally if your data does not make the distinction), and any criteria for evaluating the urgency of a request (general, or ovarian if you have) and include the current Health Pathways criteria for your DHB for ovarian cancer

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Te Nikau coal boiler – Official Information Act Request Response

Are you looking to move away from a coal boiler at Te Nikau to biomass – is there a report on this? Can I see a list of what defects have not been rectified at Te Nikau?

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RMO – Official Information Act Request Response

RMO FTE on ED runs 2016 and 2021, ED patient volumes last five years, ED presentations January and June 2021 by time band and day

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SMOs – Official Information Act Request Response

Provide the following information identified by Department/Specialty and by Hospital – that is, Christchurch, Hillmorton, Burwood, Princess Margaret, Ashburton Hospitals. • Availability Allowance. • Average after-hours call hours. • Call ratio. • Shift patterns (where they exist). • Recovery Time Agreements. • % of Non-Clinical time

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Covid Vaccination Programme / Pharmacy staff – Official Information Act Request Response

1.The number of Pharmacy employees at your DHB that are currently seconded to the COVID Vaccination Programme and what their profession is (e.g. Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Assistant etc.). 2.What they were paid prior to their secondment and what they are currently paid under the Covid Vaccination Programme.

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HIMSS Maturity report – Official Information Act Request Response

All original communications including briefings, reports, memos, aides memoirs, cabinet papers and texts regarding the following information:
• Around the eight DHBs who reported HIMSS maturity levels.

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Covid DNAs – Official Information Act Request Response

The number of scheduled COVID-19 vaccination appointments that were missed data to date since 1 July 2021 (i.e. since we moved to NIBS National booking system)

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Covid Vaccination Programme / Pharmacy staff – Official Information Act Request Response

1.The number of Pharmacy employees at your DHB that are currently seconded to the COVID Vaccination Programme and what their profession is (e.g. Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Assistant etc.). 2.What they were paid prior to their secondment and what they are currently paid under the Covid Vaccination Programme.

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Gender, hormone, transgender – Official Information Act Request Response

1. How many people were referred to the DHB for gender reassignment hormone therapy in each calendar year since 2006 until the present time?
2. What was the breakdown of ages in each of those years (youngest/oldest/median age)?
3. How many were transitioning male to female and how many female to male in each of those years?
4. How many children were referred for puberty blocking drugs in each calendar year since 2006?
5. How many people had psychological treatment for gender dysphoria in each calendar year since 2006?
6. How many people had double mastectomies (top surgery) as treatment for gender dysphoria in each calendar year since 2006?
7. What was the breakdown of ages in each of those years?

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Neurology / Multiple sclerosis – Official Information Act Request Response

Neurologists/Nurses/Nurse specialists staffing numbers. Waiting times 2020/2021 Financial year FSAs, Outpatients, follow up, Outpatient MRI, Outpatient infusion clinic appointment.

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Progressive Procurement Policy – Official Information Act Request Response

•Copies of any communications you have sent to suppliers or contractors asking whether they meet the definition of a Māori business; •Copies of any communications you have sent to suppliers or contractors advising them of the requirements of the Progressive Procurement Policy; •The number/value of contracts your agency has terminated because a supplier or contractor didn’t meet the definition of a Māori business since the Progressive Procurement Policy came into force; •The number/value of contracts your agency has signed with Māori businesses since the Progressive Procurement Policy came into force.

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Contraception funding – Official Information Act Request Response

$6 million per annum in funding that was allocated to the better access to contraception : I want to know how this funding has been allocated and spent over the last 2 years by West Coast DHB – would it be possible to get a full breakdown of how much of the $6 million the DHB receives, how, where and to who they’ve been distributing it and whether the funding has been used up or if it has been underspent?

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Colonoscopy decline data – Official Information Act Request Response

1.Colonoscopy decline data for the last five years? a. If possible, it would be good to have this data presented monthly, and as up to date as possible. b.This data should be presented by DHB area, with raw numbers as well as percentages, please. c. Could MOH also provide a definition of “decline”, to ensure consistency between DHB data? For example, if a referral from a GP is declined, and, later, that person sees a specialist and is successfully accepted for a procedure, is that a decline? Also, if a full colonoscopy is suggested, but the procedure delivered is something lesser, like a flexible sigmoidoscopy or CT colonography, is that also a decline?

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Crohns Disease – Official Information Act Request Response

Total number of patients with Crohn’s disease of ulcerative colitis to receive biologic treatments (infliximab, adalumimab) between 2016 and 2020 inclusive who were 1. White New Zealander 2. Maori 3 Asian (Ideally separated into South Asian and East Asian) 5. Pacific Islanders by each ethnicity separately

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CAMHS / Eating disorder – Official Information Act Request Response

* how many people were referred to CAMHS in the last year with a suspected eating disorder
* how many were accepted for treatment
* how many required inpatient care
* how many were accepted to an inpatient unit
* how many are awaiting a place at an inpatient unit.

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PET-CT scans – Official Information Act Request Response

How many PET CT scans have been referred per year the past 3 years? How many PET CT scans have been referred this year so far? What percentage of the patients being referred are Maori? What is the average cost per PET CT scan referral?

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Waitlist psychiatric services – Official Information Act Request Response

“Can you please provide the number of people on the waiting list for psychiatric services, including eating disorder services, by DHB, as at 20 March 2021?”

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Mental Health Services – Official Information Request Response

Community Mental Health Services – Child and adolescent metal health; and (Te Haika) Mental Health Crisis response. DHB Mental Health Services Admissions, waitlists, number of psychologists employed by the DHB

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Joint replacement / Ear, Nose, Throat referrals – Official Information Act Request Response

Referrals by GP for Joint replacement 2017 and 2020 calendar years etc. Criteria for Joint surgery. Semi-urgent referrals from GP to Ears, nose and Throat how many seen by a specialist?

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Complaints ARC (Aged Care facilities) – Official Information Act Request Response

1. Copies of all complaints received about aged care facilities/rest homes since January 1 2020, and all related correspondence, reports, documents and memoranda. 2. Copies of any reports, documents, memoranda, correspondence, legal advice or emails, both internal and external regarding how aged care facilities/rest homes and their residents fared during Covid-19 related restrictions (such as lockdowns but also ongoing visitor restrictions), including any concern about the impact on residents, or staffing levels.

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Cyber security

Agendas/minutes past 3 years re cyber security (IT, ICT). Copies of any relevant risk registers that provide info re cyber (ITC, IT, info tech, data and digital) security and/or risks at any time in the last 3 years. And DHB response to DG Dr Bloomfield’s letter to DHBs dated 24 July 2020. Copies of risk registers.

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Psychometric testing – Recruitment

The details of any psychometric testing undertaken as part of staff recruitment, training, resourcing or outsourcing – including as undertaken by outside recruitment firms.

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Gift register, Conflict of Interest.

1. Please provide the gift registers held by the DHB about gifts / contributions/received items given to DHB employees (including medical professionals) for the following years: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016. 2.Please provide records held regarding of any flights provided, paid for or subsidised by pharmaceutical or medical equipment companies to employees of the DHB (including medical professionals) in the following years: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016. 3.Please provide any information the DHB holds regarding professional affiliations, board roles or advisory positions held by employees of the DHB (including medical professionals) in connection to pharmaceutical or medical equipment companies. If possible, break these affiliations down by the following years: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016.

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SMO Christmas leave

The total number of annual leave days taken by (all) Senior Medical Officers (SMOs) in your employ in each of the following months for each DHB (WCDHB and CDHB) separately: a. December 2020 b. January 2021

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Mental Health Greymouth

All reports, minutes, plans, emails and other correspondence relating to the business case for a new mental health facility in Greymouth.

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