Official Information Act (OIA) responses

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2021 Responses

Month

Topic

January

Formal complaints regarding surgical equipment

 

Psycologist wait list and Māori mental health services

 

Hip and knee replacements

 

DHB art collection

 

Cost of Communications and PR

 

Methadone dispensings

 

NZSL interpreting services 

 

Complaints to the Health and Disability Commissioner

 

Breastfeeding and tongue tie support services

 

Assaults on staff perpetrated by patients 

 

Treatment of firearm injuries

February

Data on part-time employed RMOs

 

Data sharing

 

Additional duties for RMOs 

 

MDMA admission data

 

Aged residential care admissions and costs

 

Return of body parts

 

Damaged COVID-19 tests

March

Diabetic retinopathy

 

Eating disorders

 

Equipment sterilisation

 

Gender in health

 

Amount spent on temporary workers

 

COVID-19 response documentation

 

Mental health and addiction services

April

DHB as a living wage employer

 

OIA numbers and charges 

 

Data on malnourishment diagnoses

 

Local commissioning funding 

 

Employment 2020 and supply levels

 

Patients placed in isolation 

 

Children recorded with different diseases

 

Digital dictation

 

Alcohol related harm

May

Mental health unit data

 

Surgery wait times 

 

Mental health and addictions facilities

 

Marae accessibility to Māori inpatients and Tino Rangatiratanga

 

PSMA funding

 

Genital surgery for intersex children

 

Staff vacancies

 

Dog bites in Tairāwhiti

 

Ethnicity of psychiatrists and DHB protocols

 

Pathology contracts

 

Gardasil vaccines

 

Air ambulance services

 

Challenges to coronial findings

 

Complaints from women accessing abortion services

June

Psychometric testing 

 

Clinicians delivering long acting reversible contraception

 

Intensive care costs

 

Annual leave taken by SMOs

 

Waitlist for psychiatric services 

July

Missed COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments

 

Colonoscopy Declines

 

Crohn's Disease by Ethnicity

 

Cathinone Toxicity

 

Progressive Procurement Policy

 

HPV Immunisation Refusal in Schools

 

Access to services for people with Multiple Sclerosis   

 

Cybersecurity

August

Funded Treatments for Gender Dysphoria

 

Pharmacists Seconded to Vaccination Programme

 

Psychologist FTE

 

Staff Survey

 

RMO

 

Contractors Cost

 

Jim's Interview Talking Points

 

Children in Care

 September

Hypospadias

 

PPE Stock and ICU

 

Fossil Fuels

 

Aged Residential Care

 

Datix

 

ICU Data 2018 YTD

October

ICU Data

 

Annual Review

 

OIA Response Times

 

Freeing up ICU

 

Pfizer Clinical Trials

 

CPAC and ICU

 

COVID Plans

 

Stroke Data

 

ICU Nurse Training 

 

COVID Prepardness 

2020 Responses

Month

Topic

January

Skin cancer prevention

 

Estimated hospital floor area

 

Hospital bed numbers

February

Number of PGY1 House Officers and medical doctors hired

 

Holter monitoring services 

 

Sexual harassment complaints

 

Population nutrition promotion

 

Hospital risk register

 March

Asbestos management plan

 

Gender reassignment hormone therapy

 

Addiction services

 

Measles epidemic data and costs

 

Cost of electroconvulsive therapy

 

Christmas party costs, staff bonuses and CE travel

April

Gender bias in the health system

 

Incidents relating to equipment sterilisation

 

Use of the Avastin Drug

 

Policy re archiving, storing and biobanking of human tissue

 

Calls to the mental health crisis team

 May

Ventilator inventory

 

PPE stockpiles and demand

 

Reported assaults and sexual harassment

 

Ophthalmology services

 

Use of requisitioning powers during COVID-19

 

COVID-19 hospitalisations and mortality numbers

 

Impact of COVID-19 on elective surgeries

 

Abortion services

June

Births at Gisborne Hospital during the COVID-19 lockdown

 

Number of electroconvulsive devices at Gisborne Hospital

 

Information on Tairāwhiti's COVID-19 cases

 

Number of people working on contact tracing during COVID-19 at Hauora Tairāwhiti

 

COVID-19 hospitalisations

 

Total cost of running DHB paging systems

 

Access to services for people with multiple sclerosis

 

Incidents of impersonation and unauthorised access to theatres and laboratories

 

Publication of all DHB policies and best practice documents

July

Letter of Understanding between DHBs and the PSA regarding an increase in penal rates

 

Details on Anaesthetic Technicians employed by the DHB

 

Breast Reconstruction waitlist and criteria

August

Impact of Covid-19 on Clinical workforce

 

Assaults on staff in the last 3 years

 

Payments to Medical Colleges by Hauora Tairawhiti

 

Impact of Covid-19 on community oral health

 

 

Hauora Tairawhiti's Pharmacy Workforce - various questions

 

Hauora Tairawhiti's Dietician Workforce - various questions

 

 

Leave taken by RMO'S at Hauora Tairawhiti

 

Annual leave taken by SMO'S at Hauora Tairawhiti

 

Number of pre-fabricated buildings at Hauora Tairawhiti

September

Pet Scan Referrals in the last three years

 

Hauora Tairawhiti's mental health inpatient facilities

 

Pain Management services and Cerebral Palsy

 

Domestic Violence Presentations 

 

Ethnicity of admitted smokers

 

Number of negative pressure beds in HDU/CCU and ICU

 

Endoscopy procedures

 

Gender affirming healthcare services

 

Employed and contracted psychotherapists

October

Effects of COVID-19 on staffing

 

Colonoscopy Data 

 

ED presentations, hospital capacity and referrals
  Patients receiving colonoscopies
  Effects of COVID-19 on staffing
  Healthcare for transgender people

 November

Fit testing
  Electroconvulsive therapy - various questions
  ICU occupancy rates

 December

Arrival of Chemist Warehouse
  Age of mothers who gave birth at DHB facilities
  Board members with Pacific heritage
  Foreign nationals charged by the public health system
   

2019 Responses 

Month

Topic

January

FASD Assessment

 

Fax Machines

 

Pagers

 

Funding for brief intervention counselling 

 

PET-CT Machines

 

Pest infestation in the last five years

 

Maternal mental health

February 

DHB car parking

 

Advertising spend for the last five financial years

 

Māori workforce recruitment

 

Alcohol harm reduction activities

 

Medical personal cost enquiry 

 

Injury and death related to heatstroke

 

Prescribed antidepressants in 2018

 

RMO strike numbers

 

Education access and transition between services

 

Weight loss surgery

 

Assaults on staff for last 5 years

 

RMO pay deductions

 

Home and community support contracts

March

Papers on climate change

 

Disabled Māori

 

Health promotion for disabled Māori

 

Menu planning

 

Violent incidents

 

Reportable event briefs

 

Cancer wait times

 

Rural adjuster fund

 

Remuneration of RMOs, SMOs and employees for work carried out as a result of the strike actions

 

NZ's ambulance services by non-residents and tourists

 

Vaccination documents and policies

 

Sterilisation failures

April

Abortion

 

Opioid use

 

CASP framework

 

Information regarding Nga Hau E Wha

 

Christchurch mosque terror attack

May

Gender affirming services

 

Gender affirming healthcare availability

 

Assualts on nursing staff

 

Consultants in maternity wards

 

Clinical drug trials

 

Surgical mesh trans orbturator

 

SMO pay during strike 29 May

June

Psychologist services

 

Remuneration and cost for strike

 

Primary health providers and foundation standard

 

Complaints 2017 -2018

July

CPAC threshold

 

Number of hired PGY1 House Officers (2013 - 2019)

 

Priority spending and cancer treatment

August

Pregnancy termination funding

 

Staff immunisation

 

Maternity staffing

October

Risk register report

 

 

 

 

 

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