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Official Information Act (OIA) responses

OIA requests – COVID-19 update

Hauora Tairāwhiti is a primary service in respect to the national response to COVID-19, and has diverted all necessary resources from across the organisation to the COVID-19 response.

Hauora Tairāwhiti will be unable to respond to your OIA request within normal timeframes while New Zealand is at Alert level 4 and accordingly, under section 15A of the Official Information Act, will seek to extend the time allowed to make a decision on your request to 20 working days after the Alert level reduces. 

For this reason, we ask you to either consider submitting your request at a later date or, alternatively asking us to hold it until Alert level 4 is lifted.

Please contact us if you have any queries: communications@tdh.org.nz

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

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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