14 August 2019
Email: [FYI request #10544 email]
YOUR OFFICIAL INFORMATION ACT (1982) REQUEST HBDHB REF: OIA2019081
We refer to your Official Information Act request, partially transferred by the Ministry of Health to district
health boards (20/6/2019), where you requested information regarding the number of transgender
individuals referred to endocrine services. Your questions and HBDHB’s response is provided below:
1. How many, if any, transgender individuals have been referred to endocrine services in the past five
years, broken down by year?
The table below indicates the number of people with gender disorder referred to HBDHB’s
endocrine services for the financial years 2015-2019.
Number of referrals
It should be noted that the data above does not specifical y identify transgender individuals as this
information is not recorded at the time of referral.
2. How many, if any, transgender individuals have been referred to endocrine services in the past five
years, broken down by DHB?
Please refer to the information provided in response to question 1, above.
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.
INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PROVIDER SERVICES
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