Southern District Health Board
201 Great King Street
Private Bag 1921
Chief Executive Officer
Phone 03-476 9448 Fax 03-476 9450
28 November 2014
Julie Hands Email
c/o: [FYI request #1349 email]
Dear Ms Hands
Re: Official Information Act 1982 (the Act) request for information.
Thank you for your request for information received on 4 November 2014 seeking
information regarding Hip Revision Surgeries. The following is in response to your
questions. As you will note, we are unable to provide a number of answers to your
Procurement Policy for medical devices.
Attached is the Southern District
Health Board’s Policy on “Procurement and Purchasing Policy (District)” and
the Southern District Health Board’s “Tendering Policy (District)”
Funding Policies for medical devices including when manufacturers will
get paid (ie before surgery, upon receiving implant) with specific
reference to custom devices.
This information is considered confidential
between the Southern District Health Board and our manufacturers therefore
no response is being provided.
How many hip revision surgeries involving an acetabular component for
each year for last 5 years 2012 in region? If not available just 2012.
Information is not available electronically.
How many patients received a re-revision surgeries in the past five
years? (ie it was their second or third + revision surgery).
Number of patients having hip revision within
the Southern DHB (acute and elective)
Number of patients
How much was spent on acetabular implants in revision surgeries over
each year for last five years? If not available just 2012
. Information is not
available as we do not have a casemix costing system.
What is the average costs of running an operating theatre per hour
(minus staffing costs)?
There are a number of complexities and variables
in determining these costs; we are unable to provide an accurate cost as we
do not have a casemix costing system.
Total operating theatre costs for revision surgeries in 2012?
On average how long does a revision hip arthroplasty take?
theatre compass. The average time for a revision arthroplasty of a hip on the
Southland site is 196 minutes. This data is not available for the Dunedin site
due to different theatre data management systems.
How much was spent on rehabilitation after hip revision in
Unable to provide an accurate cost as per above response.
What is the cost of a day of rehabilitation for a hip surgery?
provide an accurate cost as per above response.
Chief Executive Officer