RE Official information request WCDHB 9488
I refer to your email dated 11 September 2020 to the Ministry of Health which they subsequently partially transferred to us on 3 November 2020 requesting the following information under the Official
Information Act from West Coast DHB regarding electro convulsive therapy (ECT). Specifically, questions B, C, E and H of your request as laid out below:
b. Are there different machines in use in different DHBs?
c. How many machines are in use in each DHB?
e. If most of the machines are of a particular manufacturer, how long have they been in use. I am particularly interested in the age and make of the ECT machines.
h. Does the Ministry have any statistics of any complaints about ECT that have been made to the DHBs, and if so, please provide similar information broken down annually in the period 1 January 2010 to 1 January 2020.