13 November 2019
E-mail: [FYI request #11479 email]
Dear Mr Andrews,
Official Information Act (1982) Request
I write in response to your Official Information Act request, dated 16 October 2019. You requested
the following information:
• Could you please provide the total number of hospital beds from 2016 to 2019 at Manukau
District Health Board?
o Yearly count wil be great.
In response, for CM Health please refer to Table 1:
CM Health Physical Bed Number
• Note: these bed numbers include the maximum physical bed capacity across al CM Health facilities
(Middlemore Hospital, Manukau Health Park and community sites – Otara, Botany, Papakura, Pukekohe,
and Franklin). These include all services – Emergency, Medical, Surgical, Women’s Health/ Maternity,
Mental Health and community Rehabilitation.
• Note: these numbers do not reflect resourced capacity (which can vary for seasonality and demand), or the
actual occupancy of beds.
Counties Manukau Health (CM Health) provides health and support services to people living in the
Counties Manukau region (approx. 569,400 people), as wel as regional and supra regional specialist
services (Burns, Plastics and Orthopaedics). Our services are delivered via hospital, outpatient/
ambulatory and community-based models of care.
Variations in bed count data provided over time may be due to different counting methods, the
timing of a bed census, and definitions of what constitutes a bed (e.g. include/exclude Day stay and
Clinic Treatment chairs, Emergency Department trol ey).
We note that our Emergency Department has 146 beds included in the totals. Additional y, there are
“chairs and other non-beds” provided, which support delivery of acute assessment and short stay
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care, as wel as in procedure units, outpatient clinics and diagnostic rooms, day-stay surgery, delivery
suites, and emergency trol eys.
I trust this information satisfactorily answers your query. If you are not satisfied with this response
you are entitled to seek a review of the response by the Ombudsman under section 28(3) of the
Official Information Act.
Please note that this response or an edited version of this may be published on the Counties
Manukau DHB website.
Fepulea’i Margie Apa
Chief Executive Officer
Counties Manukau Health