Response to official information request
Are chronic pain services separately funded by the DHB? If so please provided data on:
- Budgeted and actual expenditure in 2017/2018 and 2018/2019
- Number of pain specialists/consultants employed by the DHB
- Number of patients (both non-ACC and ACC patients) who received services in 2017/2018 and 2018/2019
- Average waiting times for an appointment following referral from a GP or other health practitioner
- Makeup and dedicated FTE of the multidisciplinary team workforce.
- What steps is the DHB taking to improve chronic pain services?