In relation to photocopiers and multifunction machines, please only consider these a fax machine for the purpose of this request where the machine is actually connected to a phone line.
- The number of fax machines owned by the DHB?
- The number of fax machines purchased in the 2017/18 financial year, and the cost of the same?
- whether facsimile are regularly used in your DHB’s hospitals, and if so, what for (we seek only a general description of the clinical, or administrative processes that rely on sending or receiving facsimile on a day-to-day basis); and
- any advice, analysis or planning documents in the last 12 months about phasing facsimile out by upgrading to more modern IT systems.