Planning and Funding
P O Box 1600,
Telephone: 0064 3 364 4193
Fax: 0064 3 364 4165
27 May 2021
Sacha van den Berg
Email: [FYI request #15577 email];
RE Official Information Act request CDHB 10613 and WCDHB 9559
We are writing to acknowledge your email dated 27 May 2021 requesting the fol owing information under the
Official Information Act from Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB regarding number of PET-CT scans being
referred. Specifical y:
1. How many PET CT scans have been referred per year the past 3 years?
2. How many PET CT scans have been referred this year so far?
3. What percentage of the patients being referred are Maori?
4. What is the average cost per PET CT scan referral?
We will consider your request against the provisions of the Official Information Act (see below) and
advise you of our decision regarding the release of information within 20 working days (being the statutory
timeframe provided within the Act.)
Accordingly, and taking into account the public holiday for Queens Birthday weekend, we wil notify you no
later than 28 June 2021 of our decision.
Your request is being handled by Kathleen Smitheram. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact
either myself (details above) or Kathleen. ([email address];
phone (03) 364-4134).
Please refer to the OIA number above when phoning or emailing. 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.
Ralph La Sal e
Acting Executive Director
Planning, Funding & Decision Support
15 Decisions on requests
(1) Subject to this Act, the department or Minister of the Crown or organisation to whom a request is made in accordance with section 12
or is transferred in accordance with section 14 of
this Act or section 12 of
the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act
1987 shal , as soon as reasonably practicable, and in any case not later than 20 working days after the day on which the request is received
by that department or Minister of the Crown or organisation,—
(1)(a) decide whether the request is to be granted and, if it is to be granted, in what manner and for what charge (if any); and
(1)(b) give or post to the person who made the request notice of the decision on the request
[If we are unable to make a decision on your request by the date noted above, we will notify you of an extension of that timeframe.]