Whanganui DHB Official Information Act (OIA) responses

As appropriate, Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) proactively publishes responses to Official Information Act (OIA) requests on this page after sending the response to each requestor. ​

 

Responses detail the information being released and explain what information, if any, has been withheld and under which grounds of the OIA. The requestor's name and address are removed from all responses published ​on this website.

 


 

Official Information Act 1982 (OIA)

http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1982/0156/latest/DLM64785.html

 

Please note: Requests for health information by an individual about themselves or family/whanau members will be managed as a Privacy Act request – For general health record queries, phone 06 348 1277 or email clinicalrecordsrequest@wdhb.org.nz

 

Office hours are Monday to Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm.

 

For mental health record queries - please phone 06 348 3485 or email mentalhealth.privacyrequests@wdhb.org.nz

 


 

Making an OIA request for information held by the Whanganui DHB

Before making an OIA request, it may be useful to view information on the Whanganui District Health Board’s website, www.wdhb.org.nz. Whanganui District Health Board publishes useful information online on a regular basis such as:

  • Annual reports and plans
  • Media releases, key projects and initiatives.

 

The Ministry of Health publish a considerable amount of information on their website, so you may want to check the information you are after is not already publicly available before making a request.

 

https://www.health.govt.nz/new-zealand-health-system/my-dhb/whanganui-dhb

https://www.health.govt.nz/publications

 

If you wish to make a request for information held by the Whanganui District Health Board please send an email to oia@wdhb.org.nz

 

Whanganui District Health Board will make and communicate a decision on your request as soon as reasonably practicable and no later than 20 working days after it was received (unless an extension is agreed).

 

We may extend the maximum time limit for transferring a request or making a decision and communicating it to you, if your request is for a large quantity of information or consultation is needed to make a decision on your request. Any extension must be for a reasonable period of time in the circumstances.

 

If you decide to amend or clarify your request, the amended or clarified version will be considered to be a new request and the 20 working days will start from the day after this new request is received.

 

In order to assist Whanganui District Health Board, and ensure you receive the correct information, be as specific as you can in identifying the information you want. The information you request must be specified with 'due particularity' - meaning that Whanganui District Health Board must be able to identify the information you have asked for. Any request that lacks due particularity will not be valid. If this is the case, we may contact you to clarify your request.

 

If you do not receive a response to your request for official information within the statutory time limit, or you are unhappy with the response you receive, you can complain to the Ombudsman. The Ombudsman’s role is to “investigate and review” the agency’s decision (or lack of decision) on your request. The Ombudsman can be contacted via their website: http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/

 

Whanganui District Health Board recent responses to OIA requests

Please see the links below for Whanganui DHB OIA responses from 1 October 2018 onwards.

CASP Progression OIA

2017/2018
Non-Resident Ambulance Trips
Non-Resident Ambulance Trips | Published 12.04.2019

2018/2019
Medicines New Zealand Hospital Pharmaceuticals
Medicines New Zealand Hospital Pharmaceuticals | Published 8 October
Abortion details - various requests
Abortion details - various requests | Published 01.04.2019
Admission Related to Adverse Drug Reaction
Admission Related to Adverse Drug Reaction | Published 30 January 2019
Alcohol Harm Reduction Activities 17/18
Alcohol Harm Reduction Activities 17/18 | Published 18 January 2019
As at 26 November unfilled vacancies full time, part time and contract positions
As at 26 November unfilled vacancies full time, part time and contract positions | Published 21 December
Bed Capacity and Occupancy
Bed Capacity and Occupancy | Published 5 November
Brief Intervention Counselling (BIC) Initiatives
Brief Intervention Counselling (BIC) Initiatives | Published 31 January 2019
CASP Progression
CASP Progression OIA | Published 18.04.2019
Celebrities and Promotional Activities
Celebrities and Promotional Activities | Published 19 November
Complaints made against DHB staff
Complaints made against DHB staff | Published 4 October
Contracts and Contract Funding
Contracts and Contract Funding | Published 29 November
Correspondence Related To RMO Strike
Correspondence Related To RMO Strike | Published 25 February 2019
Cost and Provision of Residential and Home Based Care for Older New Zealanders
Cost and Provision of Residential and Home Based Care for Older New Zealanders | Published 23 November
Cost of paying senior doctors for cover during RDA strikes in 2019
Cost of paying senior doctors for cover during RDA strikes in 2019 | Published 24.05.2019
Cost of Redundancies
Cost of Redundancies | Published 19 November
DHB Costing and Menu Planning
DHB Costing and Menu Planning | Published 27.03.2019
DHB Hosted Clinical Drug Trials 2017, 2018 and 2019
DHB Hosted Clinical Drug Trials 2017, 2018 and 2019 | Published 07.05.2019
ECT Treatment
ECT Treatment | Published 19 October
Education Access for Children with a Health and/or Disability Issue
Education Access for Children with a Health and/or Disability Issue | Published 7 February 2019
Equipment Sterilisation Failure
Equipment Sterilisation Failure | Published 12.04.2019
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder | Published 12 December
Gender Affirming Healthcare
Gender Affirming Healthcare | Published 15.05.2019
Gender Affirming Healthcare Availability
Gender Affirming Healthcare Availability | Published 15.05.2019
Health Programmes of PHUs
Health Programmes of PHUs | 11 March 2019
Home Support Contracts
Home Support Contracts | Published 27.03.2019
Infestations of DHB Facilities or Properties
Infestations of DHB Facilities or Properties | Published 30 January 2019
Injury and Death Related to Heatstroke
Injury and Death Related to Heatstroke | Published 7 February 2019
Intersex babies having genital surgery within their first year of life
Intersex babies having genital surgery within their first year of life | Published 24.05.2019
Maori providers criteria and lists of providers
Maori providers criteria and lists of providers | Published 4 October
Non-Resident Ambulance Trips OIA
Non-Resident Ambulance Trips | Published 12.04.2019
Number of deaths in in-patient mental health unit in the last year
Number of deaths in in-patient mental health unit in the last year | Published 21.06.2019
Number of Projected Unfilled RMO Positions
Number of Projected Unfilled RMO Positions | Published 12 November
Number of surgical mesh procedures and type of surgical mesh devises used
Number of surgical mesh procedures and type of surgical mesh devises used 2009-2019 | Published 10.06.2019
Opioid Use , abuse or overdose annually since 2015
Opioid Use , abuse or overdose annually since 2015 | Published 23.04.2019
Patients Prescribed Antidepressants 2018
Patients Prescribed Antidepressants 2018 | Published 11 March 2019
Payments made to senior doctors' to cover junior doctors' strikes
Payments made to senior doctors' to cover junior doctors' strikes| Published 18.04.2019
Payments to other DHB's 2013-2017
Payments to other DHB's 2013-2017 | Published 10 January 2019
PET and PET-CT Scan Capacity
PET and PET-CT Scan Capacity | Published 18 February 2019
Psychologists
Psychologists | Published 16 October
Public Hospital Cancellation Rates to Year End 30 June 2018
Public Hospital Cancellation Rates to Year End 30 June 2018 | Published 29 October
Radioactive Waste and Disposal Of
Radioactive Waste and Disposal Of | Published 6 December
Recruitment Costs and Spend
Recruitment Costs and Spend | Published 26 November
Remuneration of RMOs SMOs and employees, ancillary costs and LOR as a result of strike actions 29 April to 4 May 2019
Remuneration of RMOs SMOs and employees, ancillary costs and LOR as a result of strike actions 29 April to 4 May 2019 | Published 14.06.2019
Remuneration of RMOs, SMOs and other employees for work carried out as a result of strike action
Remuneration of RMOs, SMOs and other employees for work carried out as a result of strike action | Published 27.03.2019
Reportable Event Briefs
Reportable Event Briefs | Published 11 March 2019
Safe Staffing
Safe Staffing | Published 5 December
Salaries and Salary Reimbursements
Salaries and Salary Reimbursements | Published 01.04.2019
Seismic reports for 2018 and Non Structural Seismic Restraints
Seismic reports for 2018 and Non Structural Seismic Restraints | Published 10 January 2019
Spending On Advertising In The Past Five Years
Spending On Advertising In The Past Five Years | Published 18 February 2019
STONZ Initiation
STONZ Initiation | Published 12 December
Surgeons Undertaking Surgical Mesh Procedures
Surgeons Undertaking Surgical Mesh Procedures | Published 3 December
Surgical Mesh - number of procedures performed
Surgical Mesh - number of procedures performed | Published 27.03.2019
Transgender Patients Presenting to Endocrine Services
Transgender Patients Presenting to Endocrine Services | Published 13 November
Types and Annual Costs of Energy Used
Types and Annual Costs of Energy Used | Published 10 January 2019
Use of physical & mechanical restraints in Mental Health Services from 2008-2018
Use of physical & mechanical restraints in Mental Health Services from 2008-2018 | Published 24.05.2019
Vaccinations - coverage or decline over the past four years and 2019 YTD
Vaccinations - coverage or decline over the past four years and 2019 YTD | Published 27.03.2019
Video Gaming Addiction
Video Gaming Addiction | Published 20 November
Violent Incidents in Hospitals
Violent Incidents in Hospitals | Published 11 March 2019
Violent Incidents in Hospitals affecting DHB staff
Violent Incidents in Hospitals affecting DHB staff | Published 27.03.2019
Wait Times relating to Cancer Treatment
Wait Times relating to Cancer Treatment | Published 12.04l2019
Waitangi Tribunal Research Report
Waitangi Tribunal Research Project | Published 14 February 2019
WDHB Contracts and Payments with Health Solutions
WDHB Contracts and Payments with Health Solutions | Published 5 December
Weight Loss Surgery: Procedures 2010-2018
Weight Loss Surgery: Procedures 2010-2018 | Published 27.03.2019
Whanganui DHB Maternal Mental Health
Whanganui DHB Maternal Mental Health | Published 8 February 2019
Zero suicide aspirational policy
Zero suicide aspirational policy | Published 10 October