District Health Boards were disestablished as legal entities on 1 July 2022 and Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand was established as a legal entity under the Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Act 2022.
Accordingly, Te Whatu Ora | Waitaha Canterbury and Te Whatu Ora | Te Tai o Poutini West Coast have replaced the Canterbury DHB (CDHB) and West Coast DHB (WCDHB).
Te Whatu Ora / Health New Zealand has moved to a centralised Official Information Act (OIA) request system for all OIA requests made to any part of Te Whatu Ora.
Please send your request via email to hnzOIA@health.govt.nz; or post your request to:
Official Information Act request
Te Whatu Ora / Health New Zealand,
PO Box 793,
When sending an OIA, please identify clearly that your OIA request is specific to Waitaha Canterbury or Te Tai o Poutini West Coast.
You can find out more about how to make an OIA request on www.tewhatuora.govt.nz
Any and all advice, briefings, reports, aides memoire, memos and emails sent/received by CDHB employees - leading up to, from January 2022 and following a police incident (stabbing/murder) end of September or closest to 26/9 in Sockburn on Saturday 25th June 2022.
Please note this request has been made to both Te Whatu Ora Waitaha and Nationally as well as the Ministry of Health.
All briefings to the Minister of Health, and any Ministry of Health staff member about the forensic mental health service since January 19, 2022.
Since 2010, how many pregnancies in the district have been terminated after a scan for fetal anomalies/birth defects? Displayed by year.
Cost of items given to public to encourage Covid vaccination since pandemic began March 2020.
Information related to bowel screening procedures, including colonoscopy and CT colonography.
ALL official policies, guidelines, procedures, memos, or other relevant documentation (I'm not sure what technical terms you use for official process) regarding drug screens and ADHD meds used by CDHB psychiatrists when determining whether to grant special authority for controlled ADHD medications.
Copy of Spiritual Care Policy.
All Issues based audits or investigations of mental health services carried out in DHB area in 2020, 2021 and so far this year (2022) including;
I see that you are not allowing visitors who won't or can't wear a face mask. I fully support this. How does this apply with the legality/ discrimination against those who have gained an official face covering exemption for a medical reason or disability. My request is for any legal opinions used by the CDHB in making this decision. I am wanting this information for my own research into this matter.
Does Waitaha Canterbury have any cameras with automatic number plate recognition (ANPR)?
For the first six months of 2022:
Specialist Mental Health Service - The exact number of people per calendar year (of people in seclusion at the then DHB), not in a graph, just the raw data. 2016 – 2022 YTD.
Copy of the Covid-19 Southern Region Resilience Plan
How many patients from the same secure unit where the man accused of murder on Saturday are/have been granted community leave, and what assessment is done before this kind of leave is granted?
Tāngata Ora | Our People Survey - Can you provide a breakdown of the survey by department?
Use of Trust / donated funds held in respect of the Ashburton Hospital and Tuarangi Home both of which are in Ashburton.
Te Whare Manaaki: Of the 32 nursing staff, how many have a minimum of two years experience on a forensics mental health unit? How many staff are currently off sick as a result of an assault injury?
Staff vacancies across Hillmorton Hospital.
Follow up to response 10895 - re assaults by patients on staff.
RE the stabbing/murder in Sockburn on 25/06/2022 - request any and all advice, briefings, reports, aides memoire, memos and emails sent/received by CDHB employees - leading up to, and following a police incident (stabbing/murder) in Sockburn on Saturday 25th June.
Information about the murder incident on 25/06/2022.
Autism Spectrum Disorder: Number of assessments, diagnoses, waitlist
Hospital wait times and Emergency Department delays.
The number of front line medical staff including nurses, doctors and all hospital staff that the Ministry has in circulation who are currently working and knowingly have Covid-19 by the Ministry.
I would like this data for the months of Jan, Feb, March, April, May 2022.
What happens to the DHB from the 1 July with the new Health NZ coming?
In each of the financial years ended June 30 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 were Health Partners Consulting engaged by the DHB to undertake any reviews, projects or other activities or work, what was the purpose of each review, project, or other activity or work, and how much was paid to Health Partners Consulting for each review, project, or other activity or work?
I am seeking the job classification/designation of persons involved in the development and authorisation of the following polices:
If there were lay people or people not employed by the hospital involved and I include volunteers, advocates, consumers but not limited, I would like these people to be identified and included in my request.
Total patient admissions numbers to each unit ( North, South, East and West Inpatient Units) at Te Awakura, Hillmorton Hospital between the periods of January 1 2022 and 31st May 2022. I am also requesting during the same period and same units at Te Awakura, Hillmorton Hospital, the following information in regards to the following policy: Search for and removal of banned items procedure (2400052). The total monthly amounts for each unit, as documented in patient notes of the following 2 items: Grounds for personal and property searches? And any evidence to support patient consent being obtained or denied.
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