29 May 2020
Via email to: [FYI request #12108 email]
Dear Ms Lovett
Official Information Act Request – DHB Referral pathway policies
We received your Official Information Act Request on 1 May 2020, which was partially
transferred to us by the Ministry of Health. We are responding to part 1 of your
request: Request 1: I respectfully request a copy of each referral pathway for each region in
MidCentral District Health Board does not have a written policy for such referral
pathways. We do not decline GP referrals from other DHBs. We return the referral to
the DHB of domicile as we have been requested formally to do by these DHBs.
You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of this
decision. Information about how to make a complaint is available at
r free phone 0800 802 602.
Please note that this response or an edited version of it may be published on the
MidCentral District Health Board website ten working days after your receipt of this
If you wish to discuss this decision with us, please feel free to contact me.
Dr Jeff Brown
Acting Chief Medical Officer
Chief Medical Officer
MidCentral District Health Board, P O Box 2056, Palmerston North 4440