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:
- 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).