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Occupancy rate of ICU in NZ hospitals

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From: DG

Dear Ministry of Health,

I would like to know:
1) What is the maximum bed occupancy in ICU (intensive care units) across all hospitals in New Zealand, in total.
2) What has been the bed occupancy rate (% of beds occupied in ICUs) by week / month (which ever time period data is available) across the same hospitals in question 1 above, for the period 15th March 2020 to 1st October 2020

Yours faithfully,

D.Griffiths

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Kia ora D. Griffiths

Please find attached a letter regarding your request for information.

Ngā mihi

OIA Services
Government Services
Office of the Director-General
Ministry of Health
E: [email address]

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Dear D Griffiths

Thank you for your OIA request. We will endeavour to respond to it as soon
as possible and in any event within 20 working days.  If we are unable to
respond to your request by then, we will notify you of an extension of
that timeframe.  If any additional factors come to light which are
relevant to your request, please do not hesitate to contact us so that
these can be taken into account.

We now have a dedicated email address for OIA requests –
[1][email address]  Feel free to use this for future inquiries.

Zelda Rogers | Quality & Innovation Coordinator

 

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Dear D. Griffiths

 

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your official information request
dated 10 October to the Ministry of Health regarding occupancy rate of ICU
in NZ hospitals

 

Your request was transferred to us and we received your request on 19
October. We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible
and in any event no later than 17 November, being 20 working days after
the day your request was received. If we are unable to respond to your
request by then, we will notify you of an extension of that timeframe.

 

If the information requested cannot be made available without substantial
collation, under section 18(f) and section 18A(1)(a) of the Official
Information Act 1982 we may refuse the request or fix a charge under
section 15. If your request falls into this category we will inform you as
soon as possible.

 

Please note that, like all DHBs across New Zealand, Wairarapa DHB has
adopted a model of proactive disclosure which sees OIA responses publicly
available on our website no less than one week after they have been
released.

 

If you believe there are any special reasons why proactive disclosure
should not apply to your response, we will be happy to consider this.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Caroline van Deventer

OIA Coordinator

 

 

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From: Anna Monastra (WDHB)

Dear D Griffiths

 

Thank you for your Official Information Act request, received as a
transfer from the Ministry of Health today regarding ICU bed occupancy
rates.

 

I would like to know:

1) What is the maximum bed occupancy in ICU (intensive care units) across
all hospitals in New Zealand, in total.

2) What has been the bed occupancy rate (% of beds occupied in ICUs) by
week/ month (which ever time period data is available) across the same
hospitals in question 1 above, for the period 15th March 2020 to 1st
October 2020

 

We will provide a formal response to your request within the 20 working
days allowed under the Act.

 

If for any reason we are unable to meet this deadline and need to extend
the timeframe for your response, we will be in touch to advise why this
has been necessary and to indicate when your response will be ready.

 

Please note that Waitematā DHB supports the open disclosure of information
to assist community understanding of how we are delivering publicly-funded
healthcare. This includes the proactive publication of anonymised Official
Information Act responses on our website from 10 working days after they
have been released.

 

If you feel that there are good reasons why your response should not be
made publicly available, we will be happy to consider this.

 

Kind regards

Anna

 

 

Anna Monastra I Senior Administration Assistant

Communications I Waitematā DHB

Level 2, 15 Shea Terrace, Private Bag 93-503, North Shore 0740

[1]www.waitematadhb.govt.nz

 

 

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From: Robyn Fitzgerald [CCDHB]

Tēnā koe D Griffiths

 

 

We are in receipt of a Ministry of Health transfer (H202007726) which was
received by Capital & Coast and Hutt Valley District Health Boards on 19
October 2020.

 

Your request has been received and logged. As required under the Official
Information Act 1982, we will respond to your request within 20 working
days. You should receive a response on or before 17 November 2020.

 

If a large amount of information has been requested or if the district
health board needs to consult in order to make a decision, we may need to
extend this date (this is provided for in section 15A of the Act). We will
advise you if such an extension is necessary.

 

Capital & Coast and Hutt Valley District Health Boards provide the first
five hours of staff time to prepare a response free-of-charge. If your OIA
is expected to take longer, we will inform you of the charges, and give
you the opportunity to change or refine the request to reduce or remove
the need to charge.

 

Our reference number for your request is: OIA2020101901.

 

 

 

Ngā mihi

 

 

Robyn Fitzgerald | Correspondence Officer | Hutt Valley District Health
Board |  Pilmuir House | Lower Hutt  | M: 027 277 4216  | DDI: 04 570
9488 | Monday-Thursday | [1][email address] |

 

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Good morning

 

Please find attached the response to your OIA request.

 

Many thanks

Caroline

 

Caroline van Deventer

OIA Coordinator

 

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The Whanganui District Health Board acknowledges your request for
information and will respond to you under the OIA within 20 working days. 

 

Regards 

 

Anne 

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'Better health and independence'
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From: Chris Lord

Dear D Griffiths
 
I refer to your Official Information Act request transferred to district
health boards on 19 October 2020 where you requested information regarding
hospital ICU capacity and occupancy.
 
Under the Official Information Act 1982, we have 20 working days from
receipt of your request to respond.  Therefore we anticipate a response
back to you by 18 November 2020 (note response period includes two public
holidays HB Anniversary and Labour Day).
 
If we are unable to respond to your request within the required 20 working
days, we will notify you of an extension of that timeframe. If any
additional factors come to light which are relevant to your request,
please do not hesitate to contact us so that these can be taken into
account.
 
 
Nâku noa, nâ
Chris Lord
OIA Coordinator, Communications Service
Please note my usual hours of work are: Monday, Tuesday 8:00am – 12 noon;
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Hawke's Bay District Health Board
Private Bag 9014, Hastings 4156
T: 06 878 8109 ext 4658
 
 
 

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Dear D. Griffiths

Re: Official Information Act request – Bed occupancy in ICU (Intensive
Care Unit)

 

The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board acknowledges receipt of your
request for Information under the Official Information Act 1982 (“the
Act”), as transferred from the Ministry of Health, and received on 19
October 2020.

 

Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate person/service for
response within 20 working days of receipt, and if we are unable to
respond to your request by 17 November 2020 we will notify you of an
extension of that timeframe.

 

Consistent with the purpose of the Act, the letter notifying you of the
decision on your request will confirm if we intend to publish the
information contained in the response online, with your
personal/identifying information redacted.

We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as reasonably
practicable.

 

Thank you for your request.

 

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board | Private Bag 18 | Nelson 7040 |
[1]www.nmdhb.govt.nz

 

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From: On Behalf Of [email address]
Sent: Monday, 19 October 2020 9:05 AM
To: Cc: [email address]; TAS OIA <[email address]>
Subject: OIA request transfer to DHBs, ref: H202007726

 

Kia ora
The Ministry of Health has received the attached OIA request from D.
Griffiths.

I have been advised that this request should be transferred to the DHBs,
in accordance with section 14 of the Act.

As such, please find attached a PDF copy of our letter notifying the
requester that their request is being transferred to you for response,
including a copy of the original OIA request

This emails serves as a formal transfer of this request under the Official
Information Act 1982.

Please confirm receipt of transfer.

Ngâ mihi

OIA Services
Government Services
Office of the Director-General
Ministry of Health
E: [3][email address]

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Kind regards

 

Kathleen Smitheram

 

Canterbury District Health Board and West Coast District Health Board

Official Information Act Co-ordinator, Planning and Funding

Level 2, 32 Oxford Terrace

PO Box 1600

Christchurch 8140

 

 

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Dear D Griffiths

Thank you for your Official Information Act request, received by way of
transfer from the Ministry of Health on 19 October.

 

We are working on a response for you, which will be sent as soon as
practical and within the 20 working day timeframe as per the Ombudsman's
Guidance, by 17 November 2020.  We will contact you if we have any queries
with the request or need to extend the timeframe for your response. In
those cases, we will advise why the extension is necessary, and indicate
when the response will be ready.

 

Please note that, like all DHBs across New Zealand, Counties Manukau DHB
has begun a process of proactive disclosure, which means OIA responses
will be publicly available via our website around 10 days after they have
been released.  Our response will advise if we intend to publish the
response, (with personal information removed) and related documents on the
CMDHB website. If you advise us of special reasons why proactive
disclosure should not apply to your response, we will consider this. 

 

Kind regards

Dinah

 

 

Dinah Nicholas

Executive Assistant to Margie Apa - Chief Executive Officer

Board Secretary

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Tēnā koe D Grifftths

 

Please find attached a response to the request received by the Ministry of
Health on 10 October 2020 and which was later transferred to Capital &
Coast and Hutt Valley District Health Boards on 19 October 2020. 

 

I trust this information fulfils your request.

 

You have the right, under section 28 of the OIA, to seek an investigation
and review by the Ombudsman of this decision. Information about how to
make a complaint is available at [1]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or you can
free phone 0800 802 602.

 

 

Ngā mihi

 

 

Robyn Fitzgerald | Correspondence Officer | Hutt Valley District Health
Board |  Pilmuir House | Lower Hutt  | M: 027 277 4216  | DDI: 04 570
9488 | Monday-Thursday | [2][email address] |

 

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From: Catherine Stewart [CCDHB]

Kia ora D

 

Thank you for your request for official information regarding ICU
occupancy rates, which was transferred from the Ministry of Health to Hutt
Valley and Capital & Coast District Health Boards (2DHB) on 19 October
2020.

 

Your request has been received and logged. As required under the Official
Information Act 1982, we will respond to your request within 20 working
days. You should therefore receive a response on or before 17 November
2020.

 

Please note that you will receive a joint 2DHB response, with separate
datasets for each DHB.

 

If a large amount of information has been requested or if 2DHB needs to
consult in order to make a decision, we may need to extend this date (this
is provided for in section 15A of the Act). We will advise you if such an
extension is necessary.

 

Our reference number for your request is: OIA2020101901.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Catherine Stewart

Correspondence Officer | Communications Unit | Capital & Coast District
Health Board | Ūpoko ki te uru hauora  |  DDI: 04 806 0737| Ext: 80737|
[1]www.ccdhb.org.nz | [2]www.facebook.com/CCDHB

 

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Good afternoon,

 

Please find attached a letter in response to your recent OIA.

 

Ngâ mihi

 

Stefanie Green  

SLT Administrator  

   

South Canterbury District Health Board

Private Bag 911, Timaru

Ex 8301 | Ph [1]03 687 2383 | Fax [2]03 688 0238 |
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