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Mental Health waiting times

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From: David Farrar

Dear Ministry of Health,

The 2017 Mental Health report (https://www.health.govt.nz/system/files/...) stated that 47.2% of new mental health patients had their first appointment within 48 hours, 78% of all DHB patients had an appointment within three weeks and 93% within eight weeks (pages 23 and 24).

Can you please provide the equivalent data for the 2018 and 2019 years.

Yours faithfully,

David Farrar

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Kia ora David Farrar
Thank you for your email received by the Ministry of Health on 9 April
2021.
Please refer to the Office of the Director of Mental Health and Addiction
Services Annual Report 2018 and 2019 which has been made publicly
available on the Ministry of Health website at the following
address: [1]https://www.health.govt.nz/publication/o...
If you have any additional queries, please do not hesitate to get in
touch.
Ngā mihi
OIA Services Team

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From: David Farrar <[FOI #15122 email]>
Sent: Friday, 9 April 2021 19:35
To: OIA Requests <[email address]>
Subject: Official Information request - Mental Health waiting times
 
Dear Ministry of Health,

The 2017 Mental Health report
([2]https://www.health.govt.nz/system/files/...)
stated that 47.2% of new mental health patients had their first
appointment within 48 hours, 78% of all DHB patients had an appointment
within three weeks and 93% within eight weeks (pages 23 and 24).

Can you please provide the equivalent data for the 2018 and 2019 years.

Yours faithfully,

David Farrar

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From: David Farrar

Dear OIA Requests,

Thank you for the response. The data I seek was not included in the 2018/19 annual report (unless I have missed it despite reading it twice). That is why I submitted the OIA - because I could not locate it in that report.

Yours sincerely,

David Farrar

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Kia ora David Farrar

 

 

Please refer to the following links in response to your request.

 

o Total number of clients who accessed Child and Adolescent Mental
Health Services for the financial years from 2015/16 through to
2019/20:
[1]https://www.parliament.nz/resource/en-NZ...
o Average wait time for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services for
each year for the last 6 years, broken down by DHB:
[2]https://www.parliament.nz/resource/en-NZ...
o Average number of adults who accessed specialist mental health
services, for separate years of 2018, 2019 and 2020, broken down by
DHB:
[3]https://www.parliament.nz/resource/en-NZ...
o Average wait time for adults who accessed specialist mental health
services, for separate years of 2018, 2019 and 2020, broken down by
DHB:
[4]https://www.parliament.nz/resource/en-NZ...

 

I trust this information fulfils your request.

 

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review any decisions made under this request. The Ombudsman may be
contacted by email at: [email address] or by calling 0800 802
602.

 

 

Ngā mihi

 

OIA Services Team

 

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