15 May 2019
Email: [FYI request #10110 email]
Dear Ms Lehnhard
YOUR OFFICIAL INFORMATION ACT (1982) REQUEST HBDHB REF: OIA2019056
I refer to your Official Information Act request dated 15 April 2019 where you requested information from Hawke’s
Bay District Health Board (HBDHB). Your questions and HBDHB’s response is provided below:
The total number of assaults against nurses by members of the public from 2013-2018.
Over the period 2013-2018 a total of 70 assault-related events were reported by nursing staff.
How many assaults against nurses by members of the public, broken down by each year from 2013-2018.
Please find below a table which shows assaults against nurses by members of the public, broken down by
year, from 2013-2018. Please note this includes nurses, midwives, district nurses and public health nurses.
I trust this information meets your needs. If you would like any further information or clarification please phone me.
If you are not satisfied with this response you may contact the Office of the Ombudsmen, phone 0800 802 602.
Please note that this response, or an edited version of this response, may be published on the Hawke’s Bay DHB
website after your receipt of this response.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PEOPLE & QUALITY
Ministry of Health via email: [email address]
C H I E F E X E C U T I V E ’ S O F F I C E
Hawke’s Bay District Health Board
Telephone 06 878 8109 Fax 06 878 1648 Email: [email address]; www.hawkesbay.health.nz
Corporate Office, Cnr Omahu Road and McLeod Street, Private Bag 9014, Hastings 4156, New Zealand