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Mental Health

92 documents.

Waiting list for psychiatric services (March 2021)

Can you please provide the number of people on the waiting list for psychiatric services, including eating disorder services, by DHB, as at 20 March 2021?

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Specialist Mental Health Services: January-April 2021

Information about Specialist Mental Health Services provided during January to April 2021.

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Psychiatrists ethnicity

Re Mental Health Act 1992:

  • What is the ethnicity of psychiatrists currently working in DHB psychiatric inpatient units and what is the ethnicity of allied clinical staff working in DHB psychiatric units?
  • What DHB protocols are there for ensuring Maori Clinical staff care for Maori Tangata Whaiora?

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Hillmorton Specialist Mental Health Service Business Cases

Copies of documents created since the start of 2019 that relate to the condition, performance and adequacy of specialist mental health facilities managed by the DHB: Copies of business cases for repairs or upgrades of existing SMHS facilities / building of new facilities. Bed occupancy rates, bed numbers, unplanned readmission rates, funding for SMHS addiction facilities etc.

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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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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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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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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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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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ECT gay aversion / conversion therapy

  • During which period was ECT used in gay conversion/aversion therapy at the Hospital?
  • When did the hospital stop the practice?
  • How common was this practice?
  • Are there any records about the number of patients who received this treatment?
  • Why was this used as a treatment?

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Cost of inpatient forensic ward

What is the total cost for the Inpatient Residential care and treatment provided for patient detained indefinitely, being found 'Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity'.

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Information about Eating Disorder Services

  • The pathway to access specialised eating disorder care within the DHB.
  • Broken down by age and sex, the current number of people awaiting treatment for eating disorders via that pathway - i.e. through the DHB mental health team, or specialist treatment facility.
  • The number of people admitted to hospital with an eating disorder or a suspected eating disorder, broken down by name of facility, age and sex, between January 1, 2010 and December 31 2020.
  • The number of people who have accessed specialised eating disorder services between January 1 2020 and December 31 2020, by inpatient or outpatient status, sex and age.
  • If not available within the DHB catchment area, where can patients access publicly funded, specialised eating disorder care?
  • If eating disorder treatment services are contracted out and / or delivered by primary health care providers, please provide the name of the organisation delivering the service.

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Mental Health Services

For the last six years:

  • What mental health services does your DHB provide?
    • Please provide details of inpatient facilities and number of beds per facility, and whether facilities are currently used at capacity.
    • Please provide details of outpatient services and services contracted to community providers.
  • What addiction services does your DHB provide?
    • Please provide details of inpatient facilities and number of beds per facility and whether facilities are currently used at capacity.
    • Please provide details of outpatient services and services contracted to community providers.
  • How many people do you treat on average every year in your mental health services?
    • Please provide a breakdown by inpatient and outpatient services.
  • How many people do you treat on average every year in your addiction services?
    • Please provide a breakdown by inpatient and outpatient services.
  • How many people are currently waiting for mental health treatment after they have been through an initial triage process?
    • What is the average wait time to access services?
    • What is the longest time someone can wait?
    • Please provide breakdown by inpatient/outpatient services.
  • How many people are currently waiting for addiction treatment after they have been through an initial triage process?
    • What is the average wait time to access services?
    • What is the longest time someone can wait?
    • Please provide breakdown by inpatient/outpatient services.
  • What is the process while patients wait to access addiction and/or mental health treatment?
  • How many patients died after they were triaged but before receiving addiction or mental health treatment in the last six years?
    • Are you able to provide the cause of death for each person who died?

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Mental Health Ombudsman Reports

  • Mental Health Unit data: name, location and number of beds for each mental health and intellectual disability unit (this includes forensic units)
  • All reports carried out by the Ombudsman in the past five years on any one of these units.
  • For each unit, please provide:
    • the occupancy data for the 12 months ending November 30
    • strategies your DHB employs to house and care for people in mental health and intellectual disability units if there are too few beds
    • most recent engineering/building report for each of your mental health and intellectual disability units again, this includes forensic units
    • self-assessment data collected by your DHB and submitted to the Ministry of Health for each of your mental health and intellectual disability units

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Number and cost of ACC claims for Specialist Mental Health Services staff

Number and cost of ACC claims for Specialist Mental Health Services (SMHS) staff as result of physical assault, and staff leave taken.

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Methadone dispensing

Methadone dispensing by calendar year, & longest time patient received methadone.

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Hillmorton Hospital Masterplan

A copy of the Hillmorton Hospital Masterplan.

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Māori and Non-Māori Mental Health Services

For Māori and non-Māori referred to MH Services: referral numbers for each service, psychiatric diagnoses / how many engaged with a psychologist / number prescribed medication.

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Māori Non-Māori Mental Health Services

  • How many non-Māori are currently on a waitlist for psychological intervention with a psychologist?
  • Māori specific MH - Criteria for acceptance into service?
  • Number of referrals 2019/20 FY?
  • Referrals for each service / diagnosis?
  • Referrals accepted in absence of psychiatric diagnosis?
  • Referral declined and reasons?

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Mana Ake KPIs

All Mana Ake KPIs. Who is the project owner for Mana Ake in Canterbury? What governance meetings are held? When are the next three scheduled? Who chairs this meeting. All Terms of Reference associated with mana ake?

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Mana Ake: Permissions required in order to share information

Mana Ake: Please send me through the operational policy document (or equivalent) that outlines the permissions you require in order to share information at different stages in the on boarding process.

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Psychotherapists employed by Canterbury DHB 2018-2019

Psychotherapists employed by the DHB and CPD budget and spend 2018 and 2019.

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Transgender Mental Health Patients

*Number of mental health inpatient facility beds at DHB by name of facility. *Number of people admitted as mental health inpatients who identify as transgender or gender diverse in the last 12 months. *total number of people admitted as mental health inpatients in the last 12 months

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Elective surgery for Māori patients

Does the Board have a policy to prioritise Māori and/or Pasifika patients on elective surgery waiting lists? Pressures of deferred surgery due to COVID-19?

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Assaults on staff in the last three years

Assaults last 3 years: Mental Health workers, ED workers, Maternity workers, Health workers.

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Lithium toxicity

Does the DHB hold statistics of patients presenting/admitted to hospital with Lithium Toxicity?

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Grommets, Hips, Knees, Cervical Colposcopy, Colonoscopies, Cataracts, CABG surgery

10249-10254 combined response: Grommets, Hips and Knees, Cervical Colposcopy, Colonoscopies, Cataracts, Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG).

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Cost of ECT (electroconvulsive therapy)

Cost of ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) for past five years.

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Mental Health Patients: AWOL, suicide, adverse events

How many patients detained under the Mental Health Act: AWOL, suicide, disappeared, suffered an adverse event etc.

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Waitlist for detox addiction services

Number of people who were put on a waitlist to access detox and rehab addiction services each year over past four years.

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Models of care Hillmorton Acute ward

Models of care for Hillmorton acute Mental Health ward

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Phone calls mental health crisis team

Number of phone calls to the mental health crisis team over past five years.

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Information about SMHS Regional mental health services

South Island regional specialist mental health services: A list of services? Total annual usage for each? Total annual budget? Usage by people resident Southern DHB? Info re non-inpatient service offered

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External reviews of Specialist Mental Health 2016-2018

Regarding external review of Specialist Mental Health Service between January 2016 and November 2018.

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CAMHS Whanau disclosure policy

Information about Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) whanau disclosure policy when involved with a young person.

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Substance Addiction Compulsory Assessment Treatment Act

Information about people placed in Nova Star for the purposes of treatment under the Substance Addiction Compulsory Assessment and Treatment Act.

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