Clarification of questions sent to Comms 13/5/2022 1.how many appointments and surgeries were deferred as a result of the 24-hour strike on Monday May16? 2.How many appointments and procedures were deferred or cancelled as a result of the ‘work to rule’ action on May 9-20? 3. Of the affected procedures/surgeries – what kinds of surgeries – and did this include any cancer surgeries? If so, how many?
RE earthquake-prone buildings owned, occupied, rented, leased or in use by Canterbury DHB. 1.A count and list of all buildings owned, occupied, rented, leased or in use. 2.The count and list of buildings from question 1 that have had a seismic assessment since 1 July 2017. 3.The count and list of buildings from question 1 that have not had a seismic assessment since 1 July 2017. 4.The count and list of those from question 1 that are currently earthquake prone. 5.The count and list of those from question 4 that are between 20 percent and less than 34 percent of the New Building Standard (NBS). 6.The count and list of those from question 4 that are less than 20 percent of the New Building Standard (NBS).
Covid hospitalisation directly related to covid and covid only.
Covid hospitalisation where patient was admitted for another reason and covid was
detected after arriving at the hospital.
ICU and HDU beds used for covid only infections.
ICU and HDU beds used for non-covid conditions where a covid test after arriving at the
hospital showed infection.
Please indicate what is your exact procedure for determining that hospital admissions in this current time are in fact directly due to covid. ie: are you testing people who are admitting themselves for something non-respiratory related and if they test positive after admission for sars cov 2 are you listing it as a covid admission regardless ? i.e: people who are admitted for something respiratory related that is later diagnosed as not sars cov 2, are you indicating them as covid hospitalizations if they return a positive test during admission.
How many people have complained regarding discrimination for being transgender or gender diverse when seeking health services on the West Coast?
Have any complaints been resolved and has any changes been made to improve services?
If not, are there any plans to improve health services with things staff training, or improving access to gender affirming healthcare in the future?
Are publicly funded bone density (DEXA) scans available for (1) all relevant Endocrinology patients (2) any patient seen in a relevant subspecialty (yes/no adequate detail for both questions). The scan could be provided in private but the question is about who pays – the DHB or the patient. If some patients would be funded (e.g. community service card holders) please provide this information.
What is the current size of the waiting list for all skin cancer referrals to your DHB as follows: •Initial consultation appointment for suspected or confirmed BCC, SCC and melanoma
•Surgical appointment for melanoma excision. •Surgical appointment for BCC or SCC excision. I would also like to know to what extent, if any, your DHB funds GPs or private providers to carry out any SCC, BCC or melanoma excisions on an annual basis (e.g. for 2021).
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