Number of PET CT scans being referred

Sacha van den Berg made this Official Information request to Tairawhiti District Health Board

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From: Sacha van den Berg

Dear Tairawhiti District Health Board,

May I please request the following information in regards to PET CT scanning:

How many PET CT scans have been referred per year the past 3 years?
How many PET CT scans have been referred this year so far?
What percentage of the patients being referred are Maori?
What is the average cost per PET CT scan referral?

Yours faithfully,

Sacha van den Berg

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From: Emily Oakley
Tairawhiti District Health Board

Kia ora Sacha

Thank you for contacting Hauora Tairāwhiti.
Your Official Information Act request has been received.

Ngā mihi
Emily

Emily Oakley
Communications Advisor
Phone: 06 869 0500 ext: 8115
[mobile number]
Address: 421 Ormond Road, Gisborne, 4010
www.hauoratairawhiti.org.nz
Facebook.com/Hauora Tairawhiti

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Kia ora Sacha

 

Due to the current COVID-19 Alert Level, we are seeking an extension of an
additional 6 working days to complete your OIA request (copied below).

Our staff involved with completing this request are currently involved
with our DHB’s COVID-19 response, and are struggling with capacity to
complete OIA responses.

Given that tomorrow (Tuesday 25 August) is the due date for this response,
would you be happy with an additional five days for us to complete the
response, with a new due date of 1 September 2020?

 

Please advise at your earliest convenience.

 

Ngâ mihi

Emily

 

 

 
Emily Oakley
Communications Advisor
Phone: 06 869 0500 ext: 8115
[mobile number]
Address: 421 Ormond Road,
Gisborne, 4010
[1]www.hauoratairawhiti.org.nz
[2]Facebook.com/Hauora
Tairawhiti

 

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Dear Tairawhiti District Health Board,

 

May I please request the following information in regards to PET CT
scanning:

 

How many PET CT scans have been referred per year the past 3 years?

How many PET CT scans have been referred this year so far?

What percentage of the patients being referred are Maori?

What is the average cost per PET CT scan referral?

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Sacha van den Berg

 

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From: Sacha van den Berg

Kia ora Emily,

Thank you for your email.
That is totally fie, I understand and appreciate that there will be a delay.
Hear from you on September 1st.

Ngâ mihi,
Sacha van den Berg

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From: Emily Oakley
Tairawhiti District Health Board

Kia ora Sacha

That's much appreciated, thank you for your response.

Ngā mihi
Emily

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Kia ora Sacha

 

Please find attached, a response to your OIA request regarding PET scans
at Hauora Tairāwhiti.

 

Ngā mihi

Emily

 

 
Emily Oakley
Communications Advisor
Phone: 06 869 0500 ext: 8115
[mobile number]
Address: 421 Ormond Road,
Gisborne, 4010
[1]www.hauoratairawhiti.org.nz
[2]Facebook.com/Hauora
Tairawhiti

 

 

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From: Sacha van den Berg

Dear Emily,

Thank you very much for the information.
Am I able to ask a further question in regards to the average cost per PET scan ($1200).
Only as it is the lowest rate I have seen by far, which is great - it would be good to know the reasoning behind it?

Yours sincerely,
Sacha

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From: Emily Oakley
Tairawhiti District Health Board

Kia ora Sacha

Thanks for your message. I will find out and let you know.

Ngā mihi
Emily

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From: Sacha van den Berg

Kia ora Emily,

Just wanted to follow up and see how you were going on with my question about the average cost per PET scan?

Many thanks,
Sacha

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