COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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Official Information Act response

253 documents.

Please provide the total cost of running the paging systems used in hospitals i.e. cost of equipment, maintenance, paging volume charges and support costs.

RE Official information request WCDHB 9431

We refer to your email dated 27 May 2020 to the Ministry of Health which they subsequently transferred to us on 29 May 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB re paging systems used in hospitals for important messages. Specifically:

  1. Could you please provide (for each DHB), the total cost of running the paging systems used in hospitals. i.e cost of equipment, maintenance, paging volume charges and support costs.

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Publishing of DHB Intranet policies, protocols, best practice documents to be published online. IANZ accreditation for Labs.

RE Official Information Act request CDHB 10325 AND WCDHB 9433

I refer to your email dated 30 May 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from Canterbury DHB AND West Coast DHB re publication of all DHB Policies, Protocols and Best Practice Documents. Specifically:

1. That your DHB make ALL your DHB policies, protocols and best practice documents publicly available.

2. Is your DHB laboratory and radiology departments, or the agencies your DHB has contract out pathology and radiology services, IANZ accredited?

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Questions relating to gender bias in our health system

Gender Bias in health system:

  1. Number of patients who waited longer than six hours in ED.
  2. Number prescribed painkillers after presenting to ED.
  3. Wait time for patient to be referred from ED to gynaecology, cardiology, urology.
  4. Number of declined referrals from ED.
  5. Number of complaints relating to a referral to a MH service. number of complaints relating to undiagnosed symptoms or misdiagnosed conditions.

All with breakdown by gender, ethnicity and age.

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Covid-19 Hospitalisation costs

RE Official information request WCDHB 9432

We refer to your email dated 1 June 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB re Covid-19 hospitalisation costs. Specifically:

  • The total cost to the DHB from Covid-19 hospitalisations, between February 28 and May 27, broken down by the reasons for the costs;
  • The total number of Covid-19 patient admissions between February 28 and May 27, broken down by whether they were in HDU, ICU or general/medical beds;
  • The total number of bed days related to Covid-19 patients;
  • The total number of Covid-19 patients who required the support of a ventilator while in hospital under DHB care

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Guidelines of your DHB which relate to referral for women for consideration of abortions

RE Official information request CDHB 10318 and WCDHB 9430

I request pursuant to the OIA:

  1. A copy of any guidelines of your DHB which relate to referral for women for consideration of first, second or third trimester abortions, including any guidelines operative before or after the enactment of the Abortion Legislation Act 2020. If your DHB has no such guidelines please

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Permission granted by Greymouth MOH for the 2014 Kaiata Range aerial 1080 operation conducted by Tb-Free NZ

RE Official information request WCDHB 9426

We refer to your email dated 25 April 2020 which the Ministry of Health subsequently partially transferred to
West Coast DHB on 12 May 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act.
Specifically questions 1 and 2:

1. Please provide a copy of the permission granted by Greymouth MOH for the 2014 Kaiata Range aerial
1080 operation conducted by Tb-Free NZ. The File Reference number is 4/767/GRYPH/CB.
A copy of this permission is attached as Appendix 1.

2. Please provide a copy of the audit of this operation.
A copy of the field audit notes and photographs taken by the field auditors are attached as Appendix 2.
Please note we have redacted information pursuant to section 9(2)(a) of the Official Information Act “… to
protect the privacy of individuals”.

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Number of births at WCDHB facilities and home births during the nationwide coronavirus lockdown from March 25 to April 27

RE Official information request WCDHB 9427

We refer to your email dated 14 May 2020 requesting the following information from West Coast DHB under the Official Information Act. Specifically:

1. I wish to receive information relating to the number of births at West Coast District Health Board facilities and home births during the nationwide coronavirus lockdown from March 25 to April 27.

2. Can this information be broken down by location: at Grey Base Hospital, other West Coast DHB facilities, or a home birth, and by date and sex.

3. Can figures also be provided for the same period in 2019.

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All reports which considered fetal and infant mortality rates in the West Coast DHB

RE Official information request WCDHB 9434

I refer to your email dated 25 May 2020 to the Ministry of Health which they subsequently transferred to us on 3 June 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB re West Coast Fetal and Infant Mortality. Specifically:

  • Please provide all reports in the Ministry’s possession which were commissioned or produced by or for the Ministry of Health or West Coast DHB which considered fetal and infant mortality rates in the West Coast DHB. The scope of this OIA is for all reports of the described nature between 2015 and 2020.

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Number of ECT (Electro convulsive treatment) devices in hospitals

RE Official information request WCDHB 9429

We refer to your email dated 11 May 2020 to the Ministry of Health which they have subsequently partially transferred to us on 21 May 2020 requesting the following information from West Coast DHB under the Official Information Act. Specifically question 1 below.

1. Given that Electroconvulsive Treatment has been used as a method of torture historically in New Zealand, can you please inform me of the precise number of these devices in NZ hospitals in present time?

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Use of requisitioning powers – provide details on your organisation’s use of requisitioning powers authorised under the state of emergency or under the epidemic notice

RE Official information request CDHB 10308 and WCDHB 9425

We refer to your email dated 7 May 2020 requesting the following information from Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB under the Official Information Act regarding the use of requisitioning powers.

In terms of the Official Information Act, please provide me with detail on your organisation’s use of requisitioning powers authorised under the state of emergency or under the epidemic notice. I would like to know what sorts of goods have been requisitioned, how frequently this has happened, and what compensation has been offered.

Note that I am making the same request of the Ministry of Health, the District Health Boards, and Civil Defence.

1. I would like copies of any requisition orders provided under 90(3) of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act, as well as copies of any requisition orders produced under 90(5) of the same Act. I also request detail of any compensation provided.
2. I would also like copies of any requisition orders produced under 71 (1) of the Public Health Act, also with detail of any compensation provided.
3. Please also provide any background papers, policies, guidelines, advice, or related documents on the use of requisitioning powers

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1080 operations Buller

RE Official information request WCDHB 9417

We refer to your email dated 14 April 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding 1080 operations in the Buller region. Specifically:

1. Could you please supply the log sent from DOC officer 9 (2)(a) to the WCDHB Medical Officer of Health for applications 19/1228/CB/GRYPH and 19/1183/CB/GRYPH to supply “..sufficient evidence to demonstrate compliance with EPA Communication Guidelines for 1080 Operations” and supplying the records of the consultation on managing the public health risks prior to the aerial two 1080 operations above
2. What was the evidence provided that demonstrated that the guidelines had been complied with?
3. What public health risks were identified and how were they to be managed, and how were they managed?
4. Please supply the audits and reports of the whole 1080 operations that resulted in the large presence of carcasses of rats and non-target species on the beach at Westport; including the decision to bury (as opposed to the required disposal in a toxic waste site) and the actual burial.
5. As there was no supervision of the operation by DHB staff who decided that beach burial was adequate in order to safeguard public, animal and environmental health?

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What percentage of NZ COVID-19 deaths had Do Not Resuscitate orders?

RE Official information request CDHB 10313 and WCDHB 9428

We refer to your email dated 3 May 2020 to the Ministry of Health which they partially transferred to us on 18 May 2020 requesting the following information from Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB under the Official Information Act. Specifically Question 1:

1. What percentage of NZ COV-19 deaths to date had Do Not Resuscitate orders?

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Provide details of PPE as applicable: the locations, quantities, brand names, number of uses, purchase dates and expiry dates

RE Official information request CDHB 10303 and WCDHB 9422

We refer to your letter dated 25 March 2020 and received 30 April 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB with regard to Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), CT scanners, Oxygen tanks and Ventilators. Specifically:

We are asking all DHBs to share with us, and ideally place on their websites, the following information as applicable on the items listed below: the locations (e.g. hospital name), quantities, brand names, number of uses (i.e. are they disposable or reusable?), purchase dates and expiry dates:
1 – 6 . Gowns, Masks, Goggles , Gloves, Disinfectant (e.g. bleach) and Hand sanitiser

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COVID lab tests – info requested from labs and community and public health

RE Official information request CDHB 10307, WCDHB 9424 and SCDHB

We refer to your email dated 3 May 2020 requesting the following information from Canterbury DHB under the Official Information Act.

Community and Public Health are a division of the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB), but serve as the Public Health Unit (PHU) for the South Canterbury District Health Board (SCDHB) and the West Coast District Health Board (WCDHB). We are therefore responding for all three DHBs.

1. How many tests for Covid-19 have been carried out (ie swabs or other tests initiated) in your Public Health Unit area (ie the Community and Public Health region – CPH in future references)?
2. How many of these tests within the CPU region have been discarded / not completed by a lab (whether Canterbury Health Labs or another)?
3. Can you please specify how many tests were not processed because of a decision made by a CPU Medical Officer of Health, and how many were decided by someone else e.g. at the lab?
4. Can these rejected / discarded tests please be broken down into the reasons given for rejecting the test

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A copy of each referral pathway for each region in New Zealand

RE Official information request CDHB 10306 and WCDHB 9423

We refer to your email dated 3 April 2020 to the Ministry of Health which they subsequently partially transferred to Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB on 1 May 2020 requesting the following information with regard to consumers rights and physicians’ obligations. Specifically, the Ministry has transferred to us the following:

According to the Health and Disability Commissioner (Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights) Regulations 1996, Right 6 clause 3 (c),”Every consumer has the right to honest and accurate answers to questions relating to services, including questions about…(c) how to obtain an opinion from another provider;”. Further, Right 7 clause 8 states: “Every consumer has the right to express a preference as to who will provide services and have that preference met where practicable.” According to the MoH Operational Policy Framework 2019/20, available through Nationwide Service Framework Library https://nsfl.health.govt.nz; section 7.5.2 “Regions should ensure that clear referral pathways are in place and known to all clinicians.”

1. I respectfully request a copy of each referral pathway for each region in New Zealand.

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Gloriavale – the number of notifiable diseases from the Gloriavale Christian Community for the years 2011 and 2012

RE Official information request WCDHB 9419

We refer to your email dated 15 April 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB. Specifically:

May I please have the number of notifiable diseases from the Gloriavale Christian Community for the years 2011 and 2012.

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Abortion services concerning the second and third trimesters only. Access and Providers. This is post the Abortion Legislation Act which came into force on 24/3/2020

RE Official information request CDHB 10298 and WCDHB 9416

We refer to your email received 14 April 2020 requesting information under the Official Information Act from Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB regarding the Abortion Legislation Act (ALA 2020) and specifically with regard to 2nd and 3rd trimester terminations.

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Breakdown of DMAs conducted by health organisation type DHB/PHO etc. Assessment results?

RE Official information request WCDHB 9409

We refer to your email dated 9 March 2020 to the Ministry of Health which they partially transferred to us on 18 March 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding Digital Maturity Assessments (DMAs).

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Best Practice: Archiving, Storage, Biobanking of Human Tissue for Diagnostic Purposes

RE Official information request CDHB 10287 and WCDHB 9405

I refer to your email dated 11 March 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB regarding Best practice: Archiving, Storage, Biobanking of Human Tissue for Diagnostic Purposes.

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Internal legal costs CDHB and WCDHB

RE Official information request CDHB 10297 and WCDHB 9415

We refer to your email sent to the Ministry of Health on 13 March 2020 and which they subsequently partially transferred to Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB on 7 April 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act. Specifically question 1:

1. Please advise re any internal legal costs regarding Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB

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RE: 1080 Buller River aerial operation, November 2019

RE Official information request WCDHB 9406

We refer to your email dated 13 March 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding clarification of our responses to Official Information Act requests WCDHB 9391 and WCDHB 9394.  Specifically related to Buller River 1080 aerial operation November 2019.

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1. DHB policy on second opinions requested by a third party who is a medical practitioner currently involved in the medical care of the patient from whom the pathological material was original obtained. 2. In the event your DHB deviates from the RCPA policy, please explain why?

RE Official information request CDHB 10293 and WCDHB 9411

We refer to your email dated 22 March 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB.

1. I respectfully request your DHB’s policy on second opinions requested by a third party who is a medical practitioner currently involved in the medical care of the patient from whom the pathological material was originally obtained.

2. In the event that your DHB deviates from the aforementioned RCPA policy, I request an explanation for why your DHB deviates from best practice.

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detailed breakdown of any and all incidents relating to equipment not being properly sterilised by the District Health Board from March 2019. Please clarify if the lack of sterilisation was picked up before or after patient exposure.

RE Official information request WCDHB 9407

We refer to your email dated 13 March 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB. Specifically:

• I would like a detailed breakdown of any and all incidents relating to equipment not being properly sterilised by the District Health Board from March 2019.
• Please clarify if the lack of sterilisation was picked up before or after patient exposure.

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Birthing info, women transferred elsewhere. Transfers from Buller by ambulance and helicopter, Costs of transfers

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9396

I refer to your email dated 20 February 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB specifically:

1. The number of births per month at Kawatiri Maternity Unit in the past five years (to June 30, 2019), and the number of Buller mothers who birthed in Greymouth Hospital over the same period (also per month please).
2. The number of home births in Buller per month over the same period.
3. The number of Buller mothers who birthed outside the Coast over the same period.
4. The number of patient transfers from Buller Hospital to hospitals elsewhere, per month, in the past five years (to June 30, 2019).
5. The number of those transfers to each hospital (ie Greymouth, Christchurch, Nelson).
6. The number of transfers from Buller Hospital by ambulance, and the number by helicopter, per month, for the same period.
7. The cost of ambulance transfers from Buller each year, and the cost of helicopter transfers each year.
8. The number of fixed wing transfers per month from Buller over the five years, and the cost of those transfers.
9. The number of those fixed wing transfers to each hospital.

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Reported assaults / sexual harassment

Official Information Request WCDHB 9402

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

1. The number of sexual harassment reports made by person(s) employed (staff) by the DHB in the calendar years of 2019, 2018 and 2017, broken down by whether they involved either patients or other staff.

2. The number of sexual harassment reports made by patients to the DHB in the calendar years of 2019, 2018 and 2017, broken down by involving either other patients or staff.

3. The number of complaints made to the DHB by staff members for each of the following:
a) Physical assault/abuse
b) Verbal assault/abuse
c) Psychological assault/abuse
d) Racial assault/abuse;

4. The number of complaints made to the DHB by patients for each of the following:
a) Physical assault/abuse
b) Verbal assault/abuse
c) Psychological assault/abuse
d) Racial assault/abuse;

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Partial trans from MoH: Q1 The NASC manual for older persons health. Q4. The number of over 65’s receiving long term NCSS in each region (please record personal care and household management separately).

RE Official information request WCDHB 9410

We refer to your email dated 24 February 2020 to the Ministry of Health and partially transferred to us on 18 March 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding Older Persons Health. The Ministry of Health have transferred questions 1 and 4 as below:

1. The NASC Manual for Older Persons Health
4. The number of over 65’s receiving long term HCSS in each region (please record personal care and household management separately)

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Measles: cost to the DHB from the measles epidemic, number of measles related presentations, number of admissions, number ICU admissions and average bed days in ICU, total of bed days due to measles related illness.

RE Official information request WCDHB 9403

We refer to your email dated 27 February 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding the measles epidemic during 2019. Specifically:

1. The total cost to the DHB from the measles epidemic, between January 1 and December 31, 2019, broken down by the reasons for the costs.
2. The total number of measles-related presentations between January 1 and December 31, 2019, broken down by month.
3. The total number of measles-related admissions between January 1 and December 31, 2019, broken down by month.
4. The total number of measles-related ICU admissions and average bed days in ICU between January 1 and December 31, 2019, broken down by month.
5. The total of bed days recorded by the DHB due to measles-related illness, broken down by month.

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Level of insulation at Reefton Integrated Health Centre / Ziman House.

Official Information Request WCDHB 9401

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

1. I wanted to enquire into the level of insulation at the Reefton Integrated Health Centre/ Ziman House.
a. Is there underfloor insulation, double glazed windows and when the last time the ceiling was pink batted.
b. Also if there were any plans to insulate the building in the future?

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Ophthalmology wait list, breakdown of how long these patients have been waiting. Number of patients referred / transferred from DHB to private provider, Number of clinics, Number of adverse events.

RE: Official Information Act Request WCDHB 9399

I refer to your email dated 24 February 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB.

1.The number of patients currently on the DHB’s ophthalmology wait list (as at February 1,2020)
2.A breakdown of how long these patients have been waiting for appointments – broken downby the time between the initial referral and first appointment, and those waiting for/overduefor follow-up appointments (as at February 1, 2020)
3. The number of patients referred/transferred from the DHB’s ophthalmology service to private providers or other outside contractors, broken down by calendar year from 2008-2019
4. The number of dedicated clinics (including, but not exclusive to: catch-up clinics, weekend and evening clinics) over and above held by the DHB broken down by calendar year

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COVID-19 questions

RE Official information request WCDHB 9408

We refer to your email dated 16 March 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding preparations for COVID-19. We note that our Communications team have provided you with the Ministry of Health link for a response to questions 3 and 5. https://www.health.govt.nz/news-media/news-items/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-update-25-february and we will respond to the following questions:
1. How many hospital beds are in your DHB?
2. How many beds are currently available?
4. How many ICU beds are available?
6. How many ventilators do you have?
7. How many non-invasive ventilation machines?
8. How many ventilators are in-use?
9. Are any more ventilators being ordered in? If so, how many, and roughly how much do they cost per-unit?
10. How many ICU consultants do you have on staff?
11. How many respiratory physicians do you have on staff?
12. How many general medicine physicians?
13. How many anaesthetists do you have on staff?
14. How many anaesthetic registrars do we have able to intubate a patient? The West Coast DHB does not employ any anaesthetic registrars.

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1. Cost breakdown of Christmas party allocations for each branch for 2019. 2. End of year bonuses allocated in 2019. 3. Cost breakdown of all international travel taken by the CEO paid for by the MoH in 2019? Where CEO travelled and for what purpose.

RE: OFFICIAL INFORMATION ACT REQUEST WCDHB 9400

I refer to your email dated 26 February 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB.

1. A cost break down of Christmas party allocations for each branch, including head office, for the year 2019.
2. A cost break down of all end-of-year bonuses allocated in the year 2019 by person and job title.
3. A cost break down of all international travel taken by the Chief Executive, paid for by the ministry in the year 2019.
a. I would like it stipulated where the Chief Executive travelled and what the purpose was.

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Details as to how the flu vaccine was rolled out among hospital staff this year.

RE Official information request WCDHB 9413

We refer to your email dated 30 March 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB.

Details as to how the flu vaccine was rolled out among hospital staff this year.

  1. Which staff were done first? Which wards (staff) were done first?
  2. When was corporate done?
  3. Are partners of frontline workers being offered the vaccine?
  4. Were they offered it in the past?

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All Asbestos Management Plans prepared under Regulation 13(2) of the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016.

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9395

I refer to your email dated 31 January 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB specifically:

• copies of all Asbestos Management Plans prepared under Regulation 13(2) of the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 for all workplaces occupied or from time to time occupied by the District Health Board where asbestos or ACM (Asbestos Containing Material) is suspected to be or has been identified at the workplace.

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1080 poisoning of the Buller River catchment in 2019 resulting in animals and marine life washed up onto West Coast beaches.

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9394

I refer to your email dated 6 February 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB.

1080 poisoning of the Buller river catchment in 2019 resulted in poisoned animals washed down the Buller river and poisoned marine life washed up onto west coast beaches. Animals poisoned by 1080 operations are a public health hazard as the poison can remain active in carcasses as fluoroacetate, especially in intestines and bones.

1. Please provide a dated list of the visits made by HSNO Enforcement and Public Health Officers which relate to the poisoning operation. The visits may include the helicopter loading site, checking that buffer zones and public pathways were not poisoned, the river banks and mouth and coastline where poisoned carcasses were deposited, the testing laboratories, the disposal area, and any other sites connected with the conduct and effects of the poisoning operation.
2. Please provide copies of the reports produced by these officers.
3. Please provide copies of reports produced by or for the Board reviewing the 1080 poisoning operation.

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Gender reassignment hormone therapy – number referred, treated, ages, transitioning from male to female, female to male?

RE Official Information Act request CDHB 10269 and WCDHB 9393

I refer to your email dated 5 February 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB. Specifically, regarding gender reassignment hormone therapy.

1. How many people were referred to the DHB for gender reassignment hormone therapy in each calendar year in 2018 and 2019?
2. How many were treated within the DHB and how many were referred to another DHB? If so, where?
3. What was the breakdown of ages in each of those years (youngest/ oldest/ median age)?
4. How many were transitioning male to female and how many female to male in each of those years?

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1080 – information re Te Maruia, Inangahua and Buller catchments Sept-November 2019

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9391

I refer to your email dated 17 December 2019 and received by this office on 30 January 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB. Specifically, regarding 1080.

1. Please provide copies of applications received by the DHB from Department of Conservation that sought permission to use Vertebrate Toxic Agents in the Te Maruia, Inangahua, and Buller catchments for the period around September-November 2019.
2. Please provide copies of the permissions granted by the DHB (Public Health HSNO Enforcement Officer) in response to these applications, together with the conditions of permission imposed by the DHB.
3. The VTA permission application form states: “Have you provided evidence to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of ERMA NZ’s Communication Guidelines for Aerial 0180 operations?” Please provide copies of the evidence of compliance which accompanied the applications for permission.
4. Please state how the Public Health HSNO Enforcement Officer verified the statements made by the applicant. Or did the DHB officer accept the statements at face value?
5. Did the Public Health HSNO Enforcement Officer or other DHB officer attend and observe the operation?
6. The West Coast DHB gave permission for a poisoning operation that has appalled the public. Marine creatures harvested by the public were found dead amongst poisoned rats at the mouth of the Buller river, indicating that human health was not protected by the DHB’s conditions of permission. Do you consider that the DHB should not be party to permitting the use of Vertebrate Toxic Agents which have the capacity to harm human health by the way they are being used?

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How many people were put on a waitlist to access detox and rehab addiction services each year over past four years?

RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9390

I refer to your email dated 13 December 2019 to the Ministry of Health which they subsequently partially transferred to us on 3 February 2020, requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB. Specifically, regarding addiction services question 3 a,b and c.

1. Can you please provide a list of the different types of addiction services people can access through the public health system?

2. How many rehab and detox beds are currently available through the public health system for people addicted to drugs and alcohol?

3. How many people were put on a waitlist to access detox and rehab addiction services each year over the past four years (2016 – 2019)?

  1. Can each year please be broken down into months i.e. the number of people each month put on a waitlist?
  2. Can the waitlisted people please be broken down into category i.e. what service it was that they were wanting to access, and were subsequently waitlisted for?
  3. Can you please categorise these waitlisted people into wait-times i.e. those who had to wait 5 weeks, 6 weeks, 7 weeks and so on?

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Number of phone calls to the mental health crisis team over the past five years.

RE Official information request WCDHB 9385

I refer to your email dated 24 January 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding calls to the mental health crisis team. We note your clarification received 30 January as below.

1. I would like to obtain the number of phone* calls to the mental health crisis team over the past five years broken down by year.
2. I would also like to obtain how many of these phone* calls were referred to police.
3. I would also like to obtain how many phone* calls were not answered.

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