Follow up to CDHB 10639:
Part 1: In the post-earthquake environment in Canterbury, the Charity Hospital offered its services to the CDHB, an offer that was declined. Would you please provide copies of CDHB minutes or extracts from those minutes at which this offer/s was discussed both internally and with Charity Hospital representatives and the specific reason/s why the offer/s were declined?
Part 2 (a) Is it the policy of the CDHB to discourage staff from volunteering at the Charity Hospital, instead preferring that they undertake contract work at private fee-charging hospitals? If so, would you please provide me with copies of documents which contain that policy.
Part 2 (b) Is it instead the policy of the CDHB to encourage staff to volunteer at the Charity Hospital and if so on what conditions? Would you please provide me with copies of documents which contain this information?
With yet more reports appearing in The Press about the crisis that the CDHB is facing in the delivery of public healthcare, apart from surgical procedures being outsourced at considerable cost to the CDHB each year, given that Christchurch has New Zealand's first genuine charity hospital founded by Dr Bagshaw (St George's Hospital is a fee-charging society with charitable purposes while the Charity Hospital does not charge for its services),
Labral Tear Hip Surgery: Last five years. Number of patients who have requested surgery, age, gender. Number declined (age and gender) reasons declined. Number referred for assessment (age and gender), Number referred elsewhere for surgery (age and gender). Correspondence CDHB and ACC on reasons patients will not be covered by ACC. Total cost for Labral tear hip surgery.
Transmasculine chest surgery - follow up to response to CDHB 10555.
For each cardiac procedure (stent, ECG, Echo, open heart surgery etc), for the years 2018 and 2019 by year, the following information:
For each of the last four years:
CDHB - Waiting list GP referrals and waiting list for surgery for the following:
Could you please provide the length of time for patients on the waiting list who was referred in the Canterbury region for the following:
Could you please provide the average wait time for patients being treated with the following cancers:
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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