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Request on expectations of DHB's for target waiting times

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From: Darren

Dear Ministry of Health,
I kindly request information on policy (or expectations in lieu of existence of formal policy) regarding patient waiting times at DHB hospitals.

Specifically looking for information if the expectation from the Ministry of Health is that DHB's reject patient referrals if it may exceed the MoH target waiting times.

If the policy differs between DHB's, then policies applying to Midcentral Health only would be acceptable.

Yours faithfully,

Darren

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Kia ora Darren,
Thank you for your email. Information relating to your request can be
found on the Ministry of Health (the Ministry) website at the below link:
[1]https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/hosp....
Furthermore, please refer to section 5.13 of the Operational Policy
Framework which sets out expectations for planned care services:
[2]https://nsfl.health.govt.nz/accountabili....
The Ministry does not have any expectation that District Health Boards
reject patient referrals if it may exceed Ministry target waiting times. 
Ngā mihi
OIA Services
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Ministry of Health
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From: Darren <[FOI #15371 email]>
Sent: Wednesday, 5 May 2021 13:39
To: OIA Requests <[email address]>
Subject: Official Information request - Request on expectations of DHB's
for target waiting times
 
Dear Ministry of Health,
I kindly request information on  policy (or expectations in lieu of
existence of formal policy) regarding patient waiting times at DHB
hospitals.

Specifically looking for information if the expectation from the Ministry
of Health is that DHB's reject patient referrals if it  may exceed the MoH
target waiting times.

If the policy differs between DHB's, then policies applying to Midcentral
Health only would be  acceptable.

Yours faithfully,

Darren

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