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Canterbury DHB Document Library

Our latest key plans and reports are listed at the top of this page, other recent documents are listed by date under these documents. 

Use the search menu (left) to apply a filter to list other documents published by Canterbury DHB, including our annual reports, annual plans and official information responses. Each document has a document type, a summary, and topics and tags associated with it. You can apply the search filters including date range, document type and topic, and also use the links and tags on document pages to find groups of related documents.

503 documents for "Official Information Act Response".

Population projections for Canterbury

The most recent population information provided to DHB by Statistics NZ, including any breakdowns by ethnicity, age, sex, deprivation index.

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Women booked with hospital-based midwives and LMC’s

  • By month and since November 1 2019, the number of women booked with a hospital-based midwife/service.
  • If there is a breakdown of the above figure to show how many women were so booked because they couldn’t find or book with a community midwife/Lead Maternity Carer (LMC), can this please be provided.

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Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Occupancy

  • What is the maximum bed occupancy in ICU Intensive Care Units, across all hospitals?
  • What has been the bed occupancy rate (% beds occupied in ICUs by week/month for the period 15 March to 1st October 2020.

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Returnees health and wellbeing issues

  • To date, how many returnees have indicated, or it has been discovered by MIQ staff, they have health and wellbeing issues requiring assessment /treatment by a clinician?
  • To date, how many returnees have indicated, or it has been discovered by MIQ staff, they have addiction issues requiring assessment/treatment by a clinician?

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Board Meeting Minutes August and September 2020, Standing Orders, Annual Report 2018/2019, Serious Adverse Events Report 2018/2019

  • Agenda for 17 September Board Meeting
  • Minutes for previous board meeting (20/8/2020)
  • Standing Orders
  • CDHB annual report 2018/2019
  • CDHB Serious Adverse Events Report 2018/2019

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All correspondence relating to the resignation of members of Canterbury DHB Executive Management Team

  • All correspondence, including by text messages and email external and internal and involving the people leaving themselves, between executives relating to Canterbury District Health Board’s deficit from January 1, 2020 to date.
  • All correspondence relating to resignations of executives, including by text messages and email external and internal and involving the people leaving themselves, between executives from January 1, 2020 to date.
  • The minutes from Canterbury DHB board meeting on Thursday August 20.
  • The minutes from Canterbury DHB emergency meeting on Wednesday August 12.
  • The minutes from Canterbury DHB emergency meeting on Tuesday August 4.
  • The minutes from Canterbury DHB Hospital Advisory Committee (HAC) meeting on Monday August 3.

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Correspondence regarding the resignation of members of the Canterbury DHB EMT

  • For each of the seven departing executives (David Meates, Michael Frampton, Mary Gordon, Carolyn Gullery, Dr Sue Nightingale, Stella Ward and Justine White) please provide any correspondence between them and CEO David Meates or them and any CDHB board member (including chair Sir John Hansen) sent in the two week period before each of their respective resignation dates.
  • Please provide a copy of the resignation letters/notices for each of the seven departing senior executives.
  • Please provide the minutes and any other documents presented in the August 4 emergency board meeting.
  • Please provide a copy of the draft 2020-21 annual plan endorsed by the board during the August 20 board meeting.
  • Please provide any correspondence between CDHB management or the board and the Ministry of Health/Health Minister's office sent in August 2020.

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Correspondence regarding the resignation of David Meates and members of the EMT

  • All correspondence between David Meates and the board in the past three months.
  • A copy of David Meates resignation letter, and the resignation letter of all the other executives.
  • The minutes/ agenda and any documents presented at the emergency board meeting last week.
  • Any correspondence between board members and the ministry of health or minister of health regarding the resignations of the senior executives.
  • Any correspondence between the CDHB executive management team and the board/Lester Levy regarding cost-saving measures being considered as part of the 2020-21 annual plan.
  • Any communication from the Clinical Leaders Group regarding the resignations to the board or others in the CDHB management.

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November 2017 PWC 10 Year Forecast

Review of Canterbury DHB 10 Year Plan assumptions undertaken by PWC and sent to Justine White in November 2017.

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Correspondence David Meates, MoH, Sir John Hansen and Lester Levy

  • Copies of correspondence between Mr Meates and the DHB board chairs (Dr John Wood and then Sir John Hansen) between 1 January 2019 and 5 August 2020.
  • Copies of correspondence between Mr Meates and crown monitor Lester Levy between 14 June 2019 and 5 August 2020.
  • Copies of correspondence between Mr Meates and the Ministry of Health between 1 January 2019 and 5 August 2020.

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Board meetings minutes August-September 2020

All the CDHB Board meetings held in August and September 2020, under the OIA. 4/8/2020, 12/8/2020, 20/8/2020, 17/9/2020

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Final EY Report June 2020 and EMT response

A copy of the final EY report tabled / presented to the Board and/ or QFARC between June - September 2020.

A copy of the Executive Management Team (EMT) response to the EY report tabled / presented to the Board and / or QFARC between June - September 2020

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Specialist locums spend in last five-years

DHB spend on locums for medical specialists every year for the past five years. i.e.General surgery/Orthopaedics/Enterology/Gynaecology/Ophthalmology/Urology/Cardiology/.

Total locum spend year by year over this period, as well as the total internal staff spent on specialists for the same periods?

What is the size of the population the DHB serves and what is its annual operating budget? It would also be helpful to have explanations for higher (or lower) than usual locum costs for particular periods and whether or not the DHB offers limited services in respective departments.

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RMOs who are Australian citizens or who have trained in Australia

How many RMOs employed by the DHB are Australian citizens or graduates of an Australian Medical School and a breakdown of these employees stating whether each one is a house officer or registrar and their specialty.

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Maternity cot capacity

Maternity - What are the additional costs associated with increasing cot capacity above budget? Cost of sending a woman away to give birth, including flights - over last five years. Comparing cost of sending a woman away to give birth and cost of increasing capacity, which one is cheapest?

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Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapists: headcount, FTE, annual leave taken. Continuing professional development Budget and Spend 2018/2019 and 2019/2020

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EY costs

Total cost of EY work commissioned by CDHB Board over past year.

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EY contract, costs, reports and correspondence

From the start of 2019 to today’s date, details of all work the board has engaged EY to do.

  • Please list each engagement by date and provide details of the board’s request, including letters of engagement and terms of reference.
  • Please state what kind of procurement process was used for this work.
  • How much has EY invoiced to date for this work?
  • Please provide copies of any reports produced by EY from this work.

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Canterbury DHB Annual Reports 2001-2008

All annual reports from financial year 2001/2002 - 2007/2008.

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Bowel Cancer Screening Programme

Canterbury DHB's Readiness report / assessment for the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.

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Correspondence between David Meates and Canterbury DHB

Any correspondence between David Meates and Canterbury DHB between Sept 14th and October 6th 2020

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Medical Oncology staffing and leave management

Questions around Medical Oncology staffing numbers, leave taken by staff, and type of leave taken by staff.

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Drinking water at Princess Margaret Hospital

Monitoring and test results of the drinking water at The Princess Margaret Hospital.

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Burwood pain management service

Follow up to our previous response 10233 January 2020. This request is related to the proposed budget review for the Burwood pain management service for 2021/22 and out years. The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) is seeking any documentation (emails, reports and executive and board briefings and planning papers) that consider:

  • The Board and management decision-making and prioritisation in their consideration of budget changes as they relate to the pain management service at Burwood hospital.
  • Details of the proposed budget review including any timelines, cost benefit analysis, staffing plans and communications plans.
  • The impact it will have on the pain management service at Burwood Hospital.
  • How CDHB will maintain the current service levels with such significant financial changes.
  • Whether pain management services are considered mandatory by the CDHB.
  • What steps is the DHB taking to improve chronic pain services.
  • Your response will also update figures provided to FPM in your response dated 19 December 2019.
  • To update this information please provide data on:
    • Budgeted and actual expenditure in 2019/20.
    • Number of pain specialists/consultants employed by the DHB.
    • Number of patients (both non-ACC and ACC patients) who received services in 2019/2020.
    • Average waiting times for an appointment following referral from a GP, or other health practitioner in 2019/2020.
    • Makeup and dedicated FTE of the multidisciplinary team workforce as at 1 September 2020.

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Correspondence about Hospital facilities

All correspondence (including reports, letters, emails, texts) between the CDHB board chair Sir John Hansen, and the clinical leaders group, and Ministry of Health staff (including Crown Monitor Lester Levy) regarding hospital facilities from August 18 to September 18 2020.

All correspondence between the clinical leaders group and CDHB executive leadership team staff members regarding hospital facilities from August 18 to September 18 2020

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Endoscopy consents and procedures

Endoscopy consents and procedures.

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NICU capacity

RE capacity issues in NICU - any correspondence or reports from NICU clinical staff to the CDHB or senior management concerning capacity issues at NICU from 2020.

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Depreciation costs and board meeting minutes from 20 August 2020

  • What is the amount paid by the CDHB in depreciation costs for its building in the financial year 2019-20 and how does this compare to the average depreciation costs of the other 19 DHBs?
  • What is the estimated figure for 2020-21?
  • How much of this relates to building paid for by insurance money?
  • A copy of the minutes of the CDHB Board Meeting for 6.8.20 and when available for 20.8.20

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Fit Testing

Fit Testing Problems: What was the % of workers across the whole of the DHB who had received fit testing in the previous 12 months? What are the actual numbers for each DHB? (are some DHBs performing better than others?

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Information provided to EY for reports

Documentation of what was requested by EY from the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) for their most recent report on the CDHB, what was supplied to EY by the CDHB and documentation of any form of reconciliation between these 2 documents.

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Psychotherapists employed by Canterbury DHB 2018-2019

Psychotherapists employed by the DHB and CPD budget and spend 2018 and 2019.

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Colonoscopies in the last year 2019-2020

  • Colonoscopies: How many done last year?
  • Of those, how many were outsourced to private providers and how many staff would this workload have required?
  • What was the cost of the outsourced procedures?
  • How many CDHB staff are qualified to do colonoscopies?
  • Any report on staffing requirements for endoscopy services post screening programme roll out.

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Occupancy of The Princess Margaret Hospital

Number of people, staff and patients who currently occupy The Princess Margaret Hospital

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Canterbury DHB Board Meeting Minutes from meeting held on 16 July 2020

  • A copy of the original contract signed by the MoH in 2012 between the CDHB and the Ministry of Health for the Building of the Acute Services Building.
  • And I would also like to request a copy of the minutes of the Board Meeting of 16.7.20

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Staffing and sick leave during COVID-19 pandemic

  • How has Covid-19 affected staffing? In terms of staying home as if the slightest bit sick.
  • What was your rate of sick leave from March - September 2019 compared to the same period 2020?
  • How has the DHB managed this?
  • What was the DHB's average occupancy rate for March - September 2019 compared to the same period 2020? Can this please be broken down by month rather than lumped together.
  • Has this resulted in the DHB having to activate an action plan or escalation plan for wards? i.e. adults being put on children wards where there is more staffing etc.

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Concussion, head injury protocol

Protocols for: concussion clinic, assessment of patient with head injury Ashburton Hospital, referral for transfer from Ashburton Hospital to Christchurch Hospital with head injury/concussion, referral for MRI from Ashburton Hospital for patient with head injury/concussion.

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HDU and CCU beds and negative isolation pressure rooms

Updated information as of Aug/Sept 2020 how many HDU/CCU beds and negative isolation pressure rooms at DHB.

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First specialist assessments, emergency department presentations, and hospital capacity 2019-2020

For the period September 1 2019 to August 31 2020, a weekly breakdown of the following information:

  1. ED presentations
  2. Overall hospital capacity
  3. The overall number of referrals received for first specialist assessments for planned care, and the number of FSA that took place (clarified as Medical / surgical FSAs).

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Community pharmacy funding

How much of the total $18m was allocated to Canterbury Pharmacies? How much has been spent to date 9/9/2020).

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