RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9342
I refer to your email dated 27 August 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB, to be used as part of a report by the New Zealand Herald into rest homes and residential care.
Copies of complaints received by the DHB since January 1 2019 about residential care, and copies
of any related investigations and findings
There has been one complaint during this period. I have attached documentation as Appendix 1.
We have redacted information under section 9(2)(a) of the Official Information Act i.e. “…to protect the privacy of natural persons including those deceased”.
I trust that this satisfies your interest in this matter.You may, under section 28(3) of the Official Information Act, seek a review of our decision to withhold information by the Ombudsman. Information about how to make a complaint is available at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz; or Freephone 0800 802 602.
Please note that this response, or an edited version of this response, may be published on the West Coast DHB website after your receipt of this response.