Effect of Airport Closures on Aeromedical Services

Richard James made this Official Information request to Ministry of Health

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From: Richard James

Dear Ministry of Health,

Please could the National Ambulance Sector Office (NASO) provide all information they have regarding the effects on aeromedical transfer of patients caused by Wellington Airport's recent night-time runway closures

Particularly:
- All communication NASO had with Wellington Airport regarding the runway closures
- Any notification by or discussion within NASO regarding the effects on national (Auckland-based) specialist aeromedical services (including pediatric)
- Any notification by or discussion within NASO regarding the effects on regional aeromedical services (Hawkes Bay, Nelson Marlborough, Capital & Coast, and Wanganui DHBs)
- The number of patients affected (who could not be transferred, were taken to other airports, or transfer was delayed) & assessment of any harm caused to them
- Any assessment of the financial cost to aeromedical services caused by Wellington Airport runway closures

For more context, please see here:
https://www.wellingtonairport.co.nz/nois...
and here:
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/1245571...

Yours faithfully,

Richard James

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Kia ora Richard

Thank you for your request for official information received on 30 April
2021 for:

"Please could the National Ambulance Sector Office (NASO) provide all
information they have regarding the effects on aeromedical transfer of
patients caused by Wellington Airport's recent night-time runway closures
Particularly:
- All communication NASO had with Wellington Airport regarding the runway
closures
- Any notification by or discussion within NASO regarding the effects on
national (Auckland-based) specialist aeromedical services (including
pediatric)
- Any notification by or discussion within NASO regarding the effects on
regional aeromedical services (Hawkes Bay, Nelson Marlborough, Capital &
Coast, and Wanganui DHBs)
- The number of patients affected (who could not be transferred, were
taken to other airports, or transfer was delayed) & assessment of any harm
caused to them
- Any assessment of the financial cost to aeromedical services caused by
Wellington Airport runway closures"

The Ministry's reference number for your request is: H202105171.

As required under the Official Information Act 1982, the Ministry will
endeavour to respond to your request no later than 28th May 2021, being 20
working days after the day your request was received.  

If we are unable to respond to your request within this time frame, we
will notify you of an extension of that time frame.

If you have any queries related to this request, please do not hesitate to
get in touch.

Ngā mihi

OIA Services
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Ministry of Health
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