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1017 documents.

Canterbury DHB Board – Meeting Agenda – 20 May 2021

The Canterbury DHB Board meet approximately every month. Board agenda papers are usually published two days before a board meeting.

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Monitoring and quality of Cardiac services

  • Was the CDHB not monitoring the quality of cardiac services for 2017, 2018, 2019?
    • If they did, can I have the quality reports. /Echo (which is currently the most definitive low cost screening procedure) wait times are not monitored by the CDHB for the last 3 years and no one is looking for correlation between Echo wait times and hospitalisation/death incidents?
  • Again, more formally: Was the CDHB not monitoring the quality of cardiac diagnostic services and the correlation to hospitalisation/death for 2017, 2018, 2019?
    • If they did, can I have the quality reports.
  • Does the CDHB produce quality reports to measure how many people were admitted to ED for heart condition while waiting for a diagnostic/procedure?

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Disposal of body parts and human tissue

Disposal of post-operative and pathology body parts and tissue.

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Joint replacement surgery wait list

  • In the past 12 months, what proportion of your DHB patients that were referred to a waiting list by a surgeon, for a joint replacement, were accepted onto the list and got surgery?
  • in 2017 what proportion of your DHB patients that were referred to a waiting list by a surgeon, for a joint replacement, were accepted onto the list and got surgery?
  • Is the DHB able to comment on whether there are enough GPs in the region?

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Community Mental Health Services

  • Community Mental Health Services - Child and adolescent metal health; and (Te Haika) Mental Health Crisis response.
  • DHB Mental Health Services Admissions, waitlists, number of psychologists employed by the DHB.

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MIQ facility staff earning the living wage

The number of workers, not employed by hotels, but working in MIQFs who are currently earning below the Living Wage.

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Supporting the wellbeing of MIQ facility workers in Canterbury: Survey Summary

  • Date: 10 May 2021
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Background

The Information Team at Community and Public Health (the public health division of the Canterbury District Health Board), was approached by the Canterbury Regional Isolation and Quarantine (C-RIQ) leadership who were concerned by incidents of stigma and discrimination being reported to them by staff working within the Canterbury Managed Isolation and Quarantine facilities (MIQF). In order to inform next steps by the C-RIQ leadership in supporting their workforce, a rapid literature review and a survey of Canterbury MIQF staff was undertaken in late 2020.

You can also read the full MIQ facility workers survey and literature review

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Maternity Quality and Safety Programme (MQSP) Annual Report 2019/20

The Maternity Quality and Safety Programme (MQSP) Annual Report is published each year and submitted to the Ministry of Health.

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Supporting the wellbeing of MIQ facility workers in Canterbury: Survey report and rapid literature review

Background

The Information Team at Community and Public Health (the public health division of the Canterbury District Health Board), was approached by the Canterbury Regional Isolation and Quarantine (C-RIQ) leadership who were concerned by incidents of stigma and discrimination being reported to them by staff working within the Canterbury Managed Isolation and Quarantine facilities (MIQF). In order to inform next steps by the C-RIQ leadership in supporting their workforce, a rapid literature review and a survey of Canterbury MIQF staff was undertaken in late 2020.

Literature Review

To date, little or no research has been applied to understanding any work-related wellbeing impacts for individual MIQF workers, their whānau, and their communities, as well as any implications for life outside-of-work. The most closely related literature is focused on healthcare and other front-line workers’ experiences within in-patient contexts, for other viral diseases such as HIV, EBOLA, MERS, SARS (although the COVID-19 literature is emerging).

In a high-stress situation, such as a pandemic response, distorted disease perception, misinformation, and fear can trigger reactions from individuals and groups that can disproportionately affect front-line workers (and their significant others) and lead to negative psychosocial outcomes. Stigma and discrimination directed towards front-line healthcare workers have been well documented across several previous viral epidemics including HIV, EBOLA, MERS, SARS, and currently COVID-19, where they have been shown to be strongly associated with low staff motivation, poor staff retention, low morale, reduced psychological wellbeing, and in some cases anxiety and depression.

The applicability of the literature review findings to COVID-19 MIQ facilities in New Zealand needs to be considered in light of the differences in illness severity and the nature of the settings studied in the literature. Despite these differences, previous epidemics and settings share many common elements, and many of the studies propose strategies that might be applied in the context of New Zealand’s MIQ facilities.

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CDHB staff vacancies March 2021

The total number of staff vacancies across all sites operated by the DHB, broken down by area of work (eg. Nursing) as of 01/03/2021.

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Intersex babies requiring surgery 2016-2021

RE Intersex babies: How many intersex children have had genital surgery within their first year of life? (Could I have this info from 2016-2021 broken down into the number each year and the overall number for the ast five years / whether or not the surgery was medically necessary or whether it was cosmetic, the gender of the child as recorded on their birth certificate and the total cost per year of the surgeries. 2. How many referrals have been made to other DHBs for intersex babies in their first year of life for surgery, last five years, broken down into the number each year and the overall number 2016-2021

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Transmasculine surgery

  • The average time between acceptance onto the wait list and first appointment for patients referred to and accepted onto the waitlist for transmasculine chest reconstruction (top surgery).
  • The number of publicly funded transmasculine chest reconstruction surgery completed in the last year.
  • How patients are selected from the waitlist for transmasculine chest reconstruction surgery, and how often, i.e. if done by lottery how often is the lottery drawn.
  • The number of referrals for transmasculine chest reconstruction in the last year, and how many were accepted and how many declined.

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Patients in isolation in hospital 2018-2020

Patients placed in isolation within DHB hospitals to prevent the spread of disease 2018-2020 calendar years broken down by year.

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CPH & DSAC Meeting – 6 May 2021

The Community & Public Health and Disability Support Advisory Committee (CPH & DSAC) meeting minutes and agenda.

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Digital dictation, video consultation and other health IT systems

  • Do you use Digital Dictation in your DHB? If yes, could you please answer the following questions / Speech Recognition
  • Do you use Speech Recognition? If yes, could you please answer the following questions:
    • Name of the supplier & product
    • What procurement method (if any) was used to obtain this system i.e. what framework
    • The contract start date
    • The contract end date
    • Total contract value
    • Is the product integrated with PAS or EPR
    • What is the name, position and contact email/telephone number of the key internal stakeholder for this service
    • What would you like to see in this product that is currently not being delivered / Outsourced Transcription
  • Do you use Outsourced Transcription? If yes, could you please answer the following questions / Online Clinic / Video Consultation
  • Do you use Online Clinic / Video Consultation? If yes, could you please answer the following questions / Health Information Systems.
    • What suppliers do you use for the following?
      • PAS (Patient Administration System)
      • EPR (Electronic Patient Record)
      • eDMS (Electronic Document Management System)
      • RIS (Radiology Information System)
      • Outward mailing service provider

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Childhood diseases/conditions in the years 2014, 2017 and 2020

The number of children (aged 0-14) recorded by your DHB with the following conditions in the years 2014, 2017 and 2020?

  • whooping cough
  • rheumatic fever
  • bronchiolitis
  • broncho pneumonia 
  • serious dental disease 
  • malnutrition

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Self harm incidents

  • Mental Health incidents broken down by fatal and non fatal Canterbury DHB area between 1/1/2000 to 31/12/2020. 'Incidents' - Self harm incidents both fatal and non fatal.
  • Does not include events where other people were hurt by another person as a result of mental health.

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Crisis Resolution Services in Canterbury

  • How many people are seen by Crisis Resolution Services each year in Canterbury?
  • Approximately how many calls does Crisis Resolution receive per year?
  • Approx. increases since 2018?

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Kings Fund Report: Current Canterbury DHB staff involved with report

Can I please receive the names and roles of CDHB staff who were interviewed for this Kings Fund report (if any current staff were)?
https://features.kingsfund.org.uk/2021/02/covid-19-recovery-resilience-health-care/

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Maori mental health Marae access

  • Please confirm how many of the DHBs have a marae accessible to Maori inpatients in DHB psychiatric units.
  • Please advise in exact terms the measures each DHB uses to ensure the Tino Rangitiratanga of Maori Inpatients in Psychiatric Inpatient Units? Clarified as: "only relates to Maori subject to the Mental Health Act 1992".

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OIA Policy, charges for OIA responses during 2020

  • Does your organisation have a policy or guidelines in relation to charging requestors for supplying information under the Official Information Act 1982?
  • If yes, please supply a written copy of the policy/guideline, including grounds for seeking costs for supplying information, charges for photocopying, scanning or other copying of information and the hourly rate for staff time in compiling requests?
  • If not, what does your organisation charge for photocopying, scanning or other copying of information and what is the hourly rate for staff time in compiling requests?
  • In the 12 months from 01 January 2020 to December 31, 2020:
    • How many requests for information under the Official Information Act did your organisation receive?
    • Of these, in how many was the requestor advised that they would incur charges for copying and staff time, or any other reason?
    • In how many of these, did the requestor pay the required charge for supplying of information?
    • In total, how much did your organisation receive in payments for supplying information under the OIA?
    • What were the largest 10 amounts paid by requestors in charges for fulfilling OIA requests?

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Vulnerable Persons Register

Vulnerable Persons Register - CASA states that certain managers of each DHB hold the list as well as themselves, and the relevant services have access to this database.

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Nurse Turnover – December 2020-February 2021

Christchurch Hospital nurses turnover:

  • How many nurses have left their jobs at Christchurch Hospital in the past three months?
  • How many were replaced?
  • How many have left the CDHB?
  • What has been the turnover rate over the last three months and how does it compare with previous years?

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Nitrous Oxide Use

The rise in the use of nitrous oxide, also known as NOS, whippets, nangs and laughing gas - ED information over last 2 years (clarified).

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Consultants used to identify Canterbury DHB savings

Finance / Consultants: Peter Bramley mentioned at the Board Meeting he had appointed consultants to help the DHB identify savings. Can you let me know:
- the name of the consultants / - the term of the contract / - the budget for this work

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Gifts for children in hospital

Gifts given to children admitted to hospital.

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Plans for former Christchurch Women’s Hospital site

Future plans for vacant land i.e. old Womens Hospital Colombo street. Is this land to be sold, when? If not sold what are the plans?

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Number of MRI machines in Canterbury

Do you really have 5 MRI units that were funded and are operated by CDHB and another 5 units funded and operated by a private provider?

Ten MRI units all located in Canterbury seems like a lot. Any chance you could let me know who the private provider is?

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Canterbury DHB In-Patient Experience Survey – November 2020 to February 2021

The patient experience survey contains questions about four areas that patients experience when engaged with the health system; communication, partnership, co-ordination and physical and emotional needs. Patients are also asked to provide an overall experience score out of ten.

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Canterbury DHB Outpatient Experience Survey – November 2020 to February 2021

The patient experience survey contains questions about four areas that patients experience when engaged with the health system; communication, partnership, co-ordination and physical and emotional needs. Patients are also asked to provide an overall experience score out of ten.

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Canterbury DHB Board – Meeting Agenda – 15 April 2021

The Canterbury DHB Board meet approximately every month. Board agenda papers are usually published two days before a board meeting.

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Surveys of quarantine facilities

Copies of all surveys held by the Ministry done by facilities and DHBs of people who have stayed at managed isolation and quarantine facilities.

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Audit of Canterbury DHB spending

I have been told that in 2020 the CDHB spent around $375,000 on an audit to find out why the organisation had gone over budget for the year.

  • Any information about an audit/investigation/review or any other process undertaken last year around the budget and why spending was over.
  • This should include but not be restricted to any reports into this or similar documents or final feedback/decisions/findings.
  • Details of the cost of this process including a final cost, breakdown of that total, who it was paid to?

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COVID-19 related reports, plans, briefings etc during 2020

Requested re COVID-19 for calendar year 2020:

  • Situation reports
  • Status reports
  • Intelligence insight reports
  • Action, response and recovery plans
  • Task matrices, plans, or similar
  • Decision logs
  • Resource requests
  • Briefing / Cabinet papers
  • Organisation charts
  • Debrief / Lessons report

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Mental Health inpatients: prescribed anti-depressants, admissions, funding and complaints

Re Mental Health Prescriptions:

  • The number of antidepressant prescriptions handed out at the DHB each year for the last five years (January to December 2016 to January 2020 to YTD).
  • The number of people prescribed anti-depressants under the DHB  each year for the last five years (January to December 2016 to January 2020 to YTD).
  • The number of antipsychotic prescriptions handed out at the DHB each year for the last five years (January to December 2016 to January 2020 to YTD).
  • The number of people prescribed antipsychotic prescriptions under the DHB  each year for the last five years (January to December 2016 to January 2020 to YTD).
  • The number of admissions to the adult mental health inpatient unit each year for the last five years (January to December 2016 to January 2020 to YTD).
  • The total amount of DHB funds allocated to the adult mental health inpatient each year for the last five years (January - December 2016 to January 2020 - YTD), with brief detail of what the money was being spent on each year.
  • The number of complaints relating to mental health care each year for the last five years (January - December 2016 to January 2020 - YTD), with a brief description of each complaint.
  • Also, a breakdown of the number of these complaints that were investigated.

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Cardiac procedures and wait times

For each cardiac procedure (stent, ECG, Echo, open heart surgery etc), for the years 2018 and 2019 by year, the following information:

  1. Number of procedures done and average wait time for the procedure PERFORMED during the year (not escalated)
  2. Number and average wait time for the procedure PERFORMED during the year (that was escalated)
  3. Number of people that died waiting for a procedure scheduled to be performed during the year (escalated and not escalated separately)
  4. Number of people that required emergency (ED) treatment while waiting for a procedure scheduled to be performed during the year (escalated and not escalated separately)

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DHB spend on casual workers

Please can you advise on the total spent on temporary casual / bank and agency workers by the District in the periods Financial Year 18/19 and 19/20. Your response should be broken down by professional group and financial year.

  • Nursing
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Medical:  Medical Agency spend also includes spend on Locum Doctors.

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Issues regarding the Waipapa hospital building

Re Waipapa / new hospital building:

  • List of all errors / failings / issues discovered by DHB since the building was handed over last year.
  • List of all issues flagged with MoH / CPB for remediation. Please provide any correspondence with the Ministry/CPB about issues discovered with the rooms, and any documents or reports about potential solutions.

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