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.
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?
From the start of 2019 to today’s date, details of all work the board has engaged EY to do.
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
All requests for reports by the board chair or any board member to EY since July 16, 2020
All reports provided to the board by EY since July 16, 2020.
All correspondence, including texts, emails, and conversations between Minister of Health Chris Hipkins and board chair Sir John Hansen from August 21-26.
Sir John Hansen has commissioned an external review/report. I’m concerned about this costly process coming at a time when he and the board are talking about cutting costs.
How much has the Ernst Young report that Sir John Hansen commissioned cost to date? What clinical experience or relevant health sector experience Sir John Hansen has?
When were EY contracted to undertake that study, and when was it completed?
What was the cost to CDHB of that contract with EY?
Why did the CDHB not use its own staff to provide an explanation as to why staff costs " are a major driver of its operational deficit?"
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