RE Official information request WCDHB 9441
I refer to your email dated 29 June 2020 requesting information under the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding a survey you are conducting into “How a person with cancer has their oral health needs assessed and addressed at each stage of their cancer journey in NZ”.
Hospital dental services for people with cancer of the head and neck and of blood tumour streams for residents of the West Coast are primarily provided by and through specialist tertiary services at Canterbury DHB.
Accordingly, please find attached a copy of the West Coast DHB survey response in regard to the services provided locally and those provided through Canterbury DHB. This largely reflects this latter service provision, and should be read in conjunction with the Canterbury DHB response to your survey.